Mark Johnson

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Drug addiction: differences between men and women

<b>Opioid addiction in Canada</b>Prescription opioid use has skyrocketed across the globe, but seems to be especially problematic in Canada. Canadians …

Drug Addiction

Now That It Affects White People, Presidential Candidates Are Talking About Drug Addiction

Between today's soundbite-hungry media climate and the grueling slog that is a modern presidential campaign, candidates on the trail seldom break …

How an illegal psychedelic drug could help treat opiate addiction

Pain and ibogaine<p>Kevin is in the fetal position on a warm bed in Mexico, in the throes of opiate withdrawal. Suddenly, a buzzing noise enters his ear, as if a wasp is building a nest in there. It’s the first sign the ibogaine he just consumed is taking effect, and things are about to get …

5 Tips to Improve Your Self-Esteem after Drug Addiction Recovery

You addiction recovery program was very successful, and now that you’ve completed it, you’re interested in ways you can improve your self-esteem …

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and Heroin

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and HeroinGetty Images/Universal Images GroupAs part of a self-described “radical cultural shift,” Ireland …

Science says dancing with friends is good for your health

You might not think of yourself as a dancer. In fact, maybe even the idea of dancing makes your palms sweat. But growing scientific evidence suggests that getting up and grooving with others has a lot of benefits. In our recent study, we found that synchronizing with others while dancing raised …

Dancing

The Darknet: Is the Government Destroying ‘the Wild West of the Internet?’

On July 15th in Pittsburgh, David J. Hickton, a gray-haired U.S. attorney in a crisp dark suit, stepped out before an American flag to announce the …

Animation shows how a black hole destroys a star

An incredible animation demonstrates how a star would be ripped apart if it got too close to a black hole in space<p>They’re not called black holes for nothing.<p>An artist’s rendering demonstrates new findings about what happens when a star wanders too close to a black hole.<p>“Intense tidal forces rip the …

There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

Genetics

If drug addiction were treated like other diseases my son might be alive today | Patty DiRenzo

I survived breast cancer, but my son died at the age of 26 because those struggling with addiction do not receive the care they need<p>People struggling with the disease of addiction don’t receive the same healthcare and assistance as people with other diseases receive. Shortly after I was diagnosed …

Carly Fiorina Tells CNN Debate: ‘I Buried a Child to Drug Addiction’

A moment after Jeb Bush jokingly admitted to smoking pot four decades ago (‘Sorry Mom’), Fiorina brought the drug debate back to Earth by recalling …

Are You An Addict? : DestinyTheGame

You’re neglecting your responsibilities at home, work, school (e.g. neglecting your children, skipping work, failing courses) because of your Destiny …

Hobbies

Take as Prescribed: Drug Addiction in the US

The US consumes 80 percent of the world's supply of painkillers, and overdoses from prescription opioid drugs kill at least 16,000 Americans every year - more than cocaine and heroin combined.<p>Once thought to be a problem of the young, opioid addiction is becoming more common among elderly Americans.<p>…

Drug addiction is treatable with enough engagement from family and the community: Elizabeth Bonanno (Opinion)

Studies show that drug addictions ("substance use disorders") are significantly undertreated. Less than 20 percent of people with these illnesses …

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

Robotics

Tennessee Roots for a Volkswagen Rebound

Emissions scandal casts a pall over car maker whose Chattanooga plant helped boost region’s economy<p>CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—Up until a couple of weeks ago, Mike Cantrell was spending his free time working to organize Volkswagen AG employees in southeast Tennessee into a union. Now he is focusing on …

Automotive Industry

Robots to take over the workplace by 2018: Gartner

Robots may start taking over the workplace as early as 2018, according to latest Gartner forecast.<p>The analyst firm’s latest predictions for 2016 and …

Migrants push onward to Germany ahead of E.U. refugee discussions

SPIELFELD, Austria — Thousands of refugees and migrants made their way toward the German border on Monday after enduring days of hostility and obstacles from Central European nations struggling with the human tide.<p>Wealthy Germany has been a beacon for many of the men, women and children fleeing the …

Angela Merkel

Protect Isis defectors, western governments urged

Thinktank says states should encourage fighters to leave Isis by helping them to resettle, ensuring their safety and allowing them to speak out publicly<p>Western governments have been urged by a terrorism thinktank to encourage fighters to defect from Islamic State with measures including offering …

Here's Why Mason Jars Are Called Mason Jars

Plus, what makes them so great.<p>The world is currently crazy about mason jars, but it’s not the first time. The last time the jars were found in such abundance was the around the 1940s ― an estimated three million canning jars were sold during that period ― when the jars were used to preserve the …

Bands

Sex does not trigger heart attacks even after health scare

Scientists find no link between sex and adverse cardiovascular events as they rate intercourse as 'moderate' activity, equivalent to taking brisk walk<p>For those who want to grow old disgracefully, it could be good news. A study has found no evidence that sex can trigger a heart attack, even in …

Customized Care in Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment

If you follow the scientific method, you collect the evidence that exists -- you gather and inspect data -- and test your hypothesis. Compare this to wild assertions, based on nothing but emotion.<p>Nowhere is the analysis of information more urgent, and nowhere is the use of this material more …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

A new report ties the Russian government to a seven-year malware campaign

A new report from F-Secure has found evidence that the Russian government is behind the widespread Duke malware strain, orchestrating a seven-year campaign that has targeted Chechnya, NATO and possibly as far as the State Department and White House. Titled <i>The Dukes: Seven Years of Russian</i> …