LIFESTYLE

Fentanyl lollipops, patches, pills and peril

Fentanyl lollipops, patches, pills and peril

It is hard to believe that it has been a year (April 21) since Prince was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate in Minneapolis. And while it is clear that he died as the result of an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, investigators are still trying to determine how the 57-year old singer/songwriter was able to …

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cannibalism

Cannibalism not very nutritious on a calorie level

Scientific evidence shows that while Homo sapiens and Neanderthals did eat each other (as seen in at least 9 fossil sites dating back between 14,000 and 900,000 years ago, it is highly doubted that they hunted each other as (primarily) food sources. In fact, James Cole of the University of Brighten, England, notes that would it been “too much trouble” …

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biting the bullet

Biting the bullet for gunshot care costs

While it is impossible to put a price tag on the lives of people killed by guns, the cost for treating victims of gun violence is said to have run more in the billions. In fact, according to a report published this week in the American Journal of Public Health, gun violence cost the American public more. than $6.6 billion …

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Earth Hour: Millions go dark worldwide to highlight global warming

In a rare show of global unity more than 187 nations joined together for 1 hour March 25th by turning off the lights at some of the most iconic landmarks to being attention to climate change. The event, known as “Earth Hour” is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and has been celebrated annually since first celebrated …

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world water day

Why waste water? World Water Day

“Why waste water is the theme chosen for this year’s “World Water Day,” meant to emphasize the need to reduce and reusing wastewater across the globe as part of the WASH (clean water, sanitation, and hygiene) Sustainable Development Goal Number 6. Wastewater is a valuable commodity that when properly sanitized can be used to irrigate crops, as well as in …

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Making room for more rheumatologists

Making room for more rheumatologists

Make no bones about it, musculoskeletal problems including arthritis and rheumatism (an umbrella term for more than 200 crippling disorders (i.e. neck and back pain, osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis and ankylosing spondylitis, etc.) are the leading cause of disability in America. At the same time, the prognosis is only expected to get worse according to a recent study by the American …

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AHCA called 'slap in the face for women'

AHCA called ‘slap in the face for women’

President Trump may be 70-years old and proclaim that he “loves women,” but his determination to eradicate key issues regarding health care for low- income citizens, seniors (save for seemingly rich white men) and women as part of his so-called American Health Care Act is proving once again that he “speaks with forked tongue.” In fact, support for the GOP …

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5 ways smoking can impact surgery

5 ways smoking can impact surgery

Most people are well aware that quitting smoking will not only decrease their risk of lung cancer and heart disease but also decrease their chances of developing asthma and even macular degeneration, etc. Few, however, may be aware of just how havoc the habit can wreak when it comes to ensuring successful outcomes from surgeries of all kinds, from cosmetic …

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Zika virus tied to heart trouble in adults

Zika Virus tied to heart trouble in adults

Up until now, most of the devastating effects caused by the Zika virus have centered on birth defects such as microcephaly. However, new evidence has come to light linking the mosquito- borne illness to possible heart problems in adults. The shocking discovery arose after 9 adults 30-64 years of age in Venezuela showed symptoms such as palpitations, as well as …

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Mixing good bugs in lotions for better skin care

Mixing good bugs in lotions for better skin care

It may not be pleasant to dwell on the fact that each of us is a walking, talking garden of trillions of microbes growing on our skin (not to mention in our guts and noses), there is no denying the fact that they play an important part in our overall health. This includes keeping us in tip-top condition as well …

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