Valerie Ramirez

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Hubble has discovered an alien planet that orbits 2 stars at once — and detected it in a weird way

The so-called circumbinary planet, called OGLE-2007-BLG-349, was first discovered in 2007 and was believed to be orbiting one star, with another mysterious object nearby.<p>Closer inspection with the Hubble Space Telescope in this new research — which has been accepted to The Astronomical Journal— has …

Methadone Treatment For Inmates Behind Bars

Newly incarcerated inmates who are allowed to continue taking methadone to treat addictions to heroin and associated opiods are significantly more likely to stay on that treatment when they’re released from prison or jail, according to a study published Thursday.<p>The study added that keeping inmates …

Methadone

Prisoners forced off methadone less likely to return to treatment | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - When people on methadone maintenance therapy are incarcerated, many are forced to stop taking it, and are less likely to restart methadone treatment on their release, according to a new study.<p>A Nepalese drug addict smokes a cigarette at the Saarathi Nepal after having his daily …

Drug Addiction

Methadone clinic could be one answer to recovery homes debate in B.C.

The ongoing debate about recovery homes in B.C. is part of the broader, complex challenge of tackling mental-health and substance-abuse issues in the province, where an estimated one in five people deal with such problems each year.<p>One new strategy could involve a low-threshold or low-barrier …

Milwaukee Toddler Dies After Allegedly Drinking Her Mother's Methadone by Accident

A 20-month-old girl died on Friday after she drank from a water bottle containing methadone, her mother allegedly told police.<p>Kyleeh Mazaba was found …

Crime

Can genetic testing prevent methadone deaths? - Futurity

A dose of methadone can be safe for one person but lethal for another. Now researchers have identified variations in genes that explain why.

Fee cuts pushing Ontario doctors to close methadone clinics

The dispute between Ontario doctors and the province over billing rates is threatening access to methadone treatment, with two private Toronto clinics closing their doors and patients in some rural communities facing an uncertain future.<p>The threat to service follows a 1.3-per-cent rate reduction …

Hoboken Man Gets DUI: Allegedly Used Methadone Before Driving

A Port Authority police officer allegedly found the Hoboken man slumped over his steering wheel in a still-running car.<p>Police charged a Hoboken man …

Some Canadian Prisons Are Denying Inmates Methadone, Putting War on Drugs Before Health

While illicit drugs are still making their way into prisons, the one proven way to get people off heroin is being denied to some prisoners.<p>In prisons all across Canada, there are inmates using methadone—an opiate that satisfies the cravings of those with opioid addictions without providing the …

Pixel, See? Why Google's latest tablet is (mostly) all it's cracked up to be

Since it was first announced in September, the Pixel C has confounded customers, if not the industry-at-large. Why isn’t Google releasing a new Nexus tablet, yet <i>is</i> releasing a Pixel tablet? The former goes hand in hand with Android, the latter with Chrome OS. To this day there exists confusion …

Google Pixel

Here are the best laptops of 2015

In 2015 the march continued to combine the best of the laptop and the tablet.<p>All of the laptops that I focus on in this best-of lineup to some degree attempt to merge the two. Some do it by using a foldable design with a touch display while others by achieving a tablet-like weight, or allowing the …

16 best and worst Android features of 2015

Like years before it, 2015 saw the release plenty of big-name Android smartphones. Flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, Motorola Moto X Pure …

The 9 best smartphones for people who want a bigger screen

Constructing a single list of the best smartphones in 2015 didn't seem quite adequate, because often shoppers are in the market for either a screen that runs 5.5 - 5.7 inches, or one that's less than 5 inches. If you're one of those shoppers, the specs of the iPhone 6S Plus don't really matter if …

Mobile Technology

5 Guys Get Real About How Their Relationships Changed After Marriage

"We didn't live together before we got married, so things changed a lot."<p>Will marriage change how your boyfriend feels about you? Cosmopolitan.com asked five guys how their relationships really changed after they tied the knot. Here's what they had to say.<p><b>1.</b> "We had already been living together for …

This Gender-Neutral Word Could Replace 'Mr.' and 'Ms.'

On Tuesday, Dictionary.com added a new batch of words ranging from the eyebrow-licious <i>on fleek</i> to the Apple-propelled <i>digital wallet</i>. Like every group …

Dealbreakers Study: Men Want Woman With High Sex Drive, Women Want Good Sex

A new study published in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> looked at dating dealbreakers—those irritating or offensive or otherwise unacceptable things that kill our desire for a relationship with someone—and how they vary between men and women.<p>Researchers combined data from six …

Best of Late Night TV: Miley Cyrus' Emotional Interview and Jessica Alba's 'Tramp Stamp'

<i>If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.</i><p>Time for another "Emotional Interview" with...Miley Cyrus! The …

Miley Cyrus

What I Learned in my First Year of Sexual Sobriety

On September 1, I turned one year sober. Depending on who I tell, this means different things to different people. For most people, I just let them assume it means I haven't drank in a year – although I have had the odd glass of wine.<p>The truth is, for myself, my partner and close friends, it means …

Mental Health

Instagram bans photographer's stunning images of breastfeeding and motherhood... during World Breastfeeding Week

Shocked Melissa Jean Wilbraham said it's like "being punished for celebrating the miracle of life"<p>A popular photographer who uses Instagram to share …

This Is What Your Dreams Really Mean

Your psyche is trying to talk to you -- listen to it.<p>Have you ever woken up from a dream that had you really scratching your head, wondering what the heck it really means?<p>The famous Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Jung analyzed 20,000 dreams over the course of his lifetime and theorized …

Personality type most likely stay home with the kids

Science suggests there's one personality type that's more likely to leave the workforce and stay home with their kids once they become parents.<p>A new report from Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, found that, overall, introverts are more likely to be …

Psychology

Should Doctors Operate On Intersex Babies?

M.C. was born with ambiguous genitalia, a rare condition that doctors addressed with surgery. Now, in a landmark lawsuit, M.C.'s parents are challenging the medical mainstream: Why does a surgeon decide what sex a child should be?<p><b>Pam Crawford first</b> saw M.C. nine years ago, on an adoption website …

LGBTQI

Dog buried alive in France sparks social media fury

Owner arrested after French mastiff discovered "shocked and dehydrated" on wasteground near Paris<p>Photos of a dog buried alive up to its head in France sparked an outpouring of anger on social media Wednesday, and police said the owner was taken into custody.<p>The French mastiff was discovered and …

Social Media

Chinese scientists just admitted to tweaking the genes of human embryos for the first time in history

Nishimasu et al, 2014<p>A group of Chinese scientists just reported that they modified the genome of human embryos, something that has never been done …

18 Reasons to Have Sex

<b>Pain Relief</b><br>No pain, all gain. Right after your big O, you'll be practically swimming in oxytocin (we're talking a seriously intense surge). The overload releases endorphins, which help alleviate pain from arthritis…and--hallelujah!--menstrual cramps.<p><b>Regular Periods</b><br>Aunt Flow, we meet again. …

10 Secrets About Sexual Satisfaction, Backed by Science

Seven Things in Seven Minutes to Fall Back in Love With Your Spouse Before Falling Off to Sleep – A Guy to Guy’s Guide

For women:<p>Give the following to your man. And if you’re wondering why you should trust me, please know I’m happily married, a relationship adviser, …

Relationships

10 deadliest animals around the world (With Pictures)

<b>Deadliest animals around the world</b>: Danger and especially dangerous creatures fascinate us. We are constantly efforts to make a better and safer life …