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New program lets Indianapolis Police take people to detox

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials in Indianapolis have launched a program that allows police officers to take people struggling with substance abuse issues, mental health problems and homelessness directly to a detox facility instead of jail or to a hospital emergency room.<p>The city's Office of Public …

Mental Health

Study: Toxic Exposure Risks Plummet In Smokers Who Switch To Heat-Not-Burn Products

• <b>Philip Morris International (PMI) presented their ninth clinical study on the heat-not-burn IQOS device at the fifth annual Global Forum on</b> …

Public Health

This Brand-New Marijuana Survey Offers 3 Unique Takeaways

Tobacco and alcohol companies best be paying attention.<p>Few industries have grown at the pace of the legal cannabis industry in recent years. Cannabis …

Cannabis

Hemp Farmacy Opens in Asheville

"Health without the High" -- That is the slogan of a new store in Asheville.<p>The Hemp Farmacy celebrated the grand opening of its Asheville store on …

Cannabis

Prosecutions For Fentanyl-Related Crimes Are Up More Than 300 Percent Since 2016

Prosecutions for crimes related to deadly synthetic opioids are significantly increasing at the state and federal level as officials grapple with an …

U.S. Department of Justice

US painkiller restriction linked to 'significant' increase in illicit online drug trading: Dark web sales of prescription opioids spiked after regulatory change, finds study

Dark web sales of prescription opioids spiked after regulatory change, finds study<p>The US Drug Enforcement Administration's decision to restrict …

Administrative Law

CBD Could Help People Smoke Fewer Cigarettes

A small but growing body of research suggests that a compound in marijuana may help people find cigarettes less appealing.<p>The growing refrain condemning legal marijuana as the next Big Tobacco seems almost trite. After all, cigarettes kill 7 million people each year, according to the World Health …

Cannabis

Psychedelic Drugs Reshape Cells to "Repair" Neurons in Our Brains

Psychedelics could show the way to a new generation of medicine.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD, DMT, and psilocybin (the chemical in magic mushrooms) …

Neuroscience

Grim Trends in Good Times

In the United States in the years after the Great Recession, pessimists had a lot of material to work with. Economic doomsayers looked at the stubbornly elevated unemployment rate and discerned a depressing new normal, in which technological and social change had rendered many Americans simply …

Mental Health

Pandemics: spend on surveillance, not prediction

COMMENT<p>Trust is undermined when scientists make overblown promises about disease prevention, warn Edward C. Holmes, Andrew Rambaut and Kristian G. …

Public Health

Opioid use among young people is target of new public health campaign

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Play Video - 4:47<p>June 7th, 2018<p>Over 2 million Americans are dependent on opioids, and the vast majority start before they’re 25. Now TODAY shares an exclusive first look at a new public health campaign directed at young people. Senior investigative …

Public Health

U.S. suicide prevention programs say more funding needed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Efforts to fight suicide in the United States are desperate for additional funding, suicide-prevention experts said, following this week's high profile deaths of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, and new statistics showing a growing problem.<p>Federal funding for …

Mental Health

Anthony Bourdain’s death is one in a growing public health tragedy

Suicide rates have risen in almost every state in the US in the past two decades.<p>The suicide deaths of chef, author, and TV host Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade this week are stories of lives cut short for reasons we’ll never fully understand. But these anecdotes are also a …

Public Health

Jeff Sessions Is Really Going to Hate the World Health Organization’s First-Ever Marijuana Review

The World Health Organization met in Geneva, Switzerland, this week to review a first-of-its-kind report on the health and safety of cannabis, and …

Cannabis

Study: Majority Of Chronic Pain Patients Replace Opioids With Cannabis

More than two-thirds of chronic pain patients registered to legally access medical cannabis products substitute marijuana for prescription opioids, …

Cannabis

How to Use Cannabis to Reduce Opioid Dependence

Dr. Sulak discusses the potential of cannabis to reduce dependence on opioids in this guide. Learn more about how to introduce cannabis to your …

Cannabis

Marijuana Approved As Alternative Painkiller By Illinois Legislature

8:08 PM 06/05/2018Steve Birr<p>A proposal to approve medical marijuana as a substitute for opioid-based medications to cut down on abuse and addiction …

Cannabis

The Invisible Struggle Of Living With High-Functioning Depression

It’s Monday morning when I arrive early at my full-time office job in Toronto’s financial district — looking put together and well rested for the day …

Mental Health

Gun Studies: Permit Laws Reduce Murders; Red Flag Laws Cut Suicides

In the wake of the Parkland high school massacre, there's been renewed interest in "red flag" laws, which allow courts and police to temporarily remove guns from people perceived to pose a threat.<p>The new research offers insight into the laws' effect — and it may not be what you think.<p>"Although …

Guns

Doctors warn 'quite rare' cannabis allergies likely to rise with legalization

Soon-to-be-legal cannabis may have some Canadians sniffling and sneezing.<p>As more people try cannabis for the first time, or the first time in years, …

Cannabis

Dieting Linked to Risky Behaviors in Teen Girls

Teenage girls who diet are more likely to act in ways inimical to good health, including smoking, binge drinking and skipping breakfast, according to …

Holistic Medicine

A 'wake-up call' about what's killing America's young people

<b>(CNN) —</b> There has been a significant rise in accidental deaths, homicides and suicides among young people across the United States, and experts are calling it a wake-up call.<p>The total death rate for 10- to 19-year-olds in the United States declined 33% between 1999 and 2013 but then suddenly soared …

Public Health

CDC Study Reveals Teen Death Toll Rises To Shocking Levels, Reasons Concern Experts

A new CDC study shows a staggering increase in the number of teen deaths across the United States. The reasons for these fatalities are widespread, …

Public Health

Opioids Are Now Responsible for 1 in 5 Deaths Among Young Adults

In 2016, one in 65 deaths in the United States involved opioids — and among younger adults, that number skyrocketed to one in five, according to a …

Public Health

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth on a Low-Carb Diet With 11 Keto-Friendly Recipes

The ketogenic diet is superpopular right now. Not only can you eat all the delicious, high-fat foods you want, but it also encourages your body to burn up your fat stores for energy. If you're thinking about trying it out but don't want to give up your sweets, read on for 11 low-carb, high-fat, …

Dessert

The Dark Art of How (and When) to Buy an Airline Ticket

Buying a plane ticket has never been easier — or more complicated. Online travel agencies claim to offer the greatest fares; fare aggregators claim …

British Airways

The 15-minute Bodyweight Workout for Busy Guys

The best thing about building your fitness around a bodyweight workout: the more you weight you lose and the leaner you become, the easier they …

Exercise

Cannabis Industry Delivers 100,000+ Jobs And Billions In Tax Revenue

Jobs are growing in the cannabis sector and the so are the businesses offering them.<p>125,000-160,000 people work full-time in the legal marijuana industry according to Chris Walsh, industry analyst and Editorial Vice President of MJBizDaily. That includes growers, processors, sellers and those that …

Cannabis

How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness

MAY 20th will mark the end of “mental-health awareness week”, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, a British charity. Roughly a quarter of …

Mental Health

Opioid Crisis: What People Don't Know About Heroin

In a society that's lost its faith in religion and institutions of government, does the opiate of the masses become, simply, opiates? Drug overdoses …

Medicine