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Palm Beach County resident with mental illness will not get death penalty for killing her mother
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A young woman residing in Palm Beach County is an example of how untreated mental illness can destroy lives. Camilla Balla (32) who brutally killed her mother and took her eyes out, is held in the County jail’s mental health unit without bond on first-degree murder charges. However, she is likely to be absolved of […]

Colombian coca plantation may resurrect cocaine epidemic in US, fear officials
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At a time when the United States is reeling under the devastating opioid epidemic, officials fear that the resurgence of cocaine use will only be adding to the crisis. According to them, the rampant plantation and cultivation of coca plants in Colombia has led to an unprecedented surge in cocaine production. Sooner or later, the […]

Augmented reality games like Pokémon Go can be effective in treating mental disorders
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The launch of augmented reality game Pokémon Go in 2016 created a brouhaha among gaming enthusiasts. However, since its launch, the game has been receiving mixed response from various quarters because of the risk of accidents and injuries associated with it. However, in a striking revelation, medical experts and mental health specialists have recently come […]

MEMA chief Lee Smithson resigns citing PTSD and alcoholism
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Lee Smithson, director of Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), resigned recently, citing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol addiction as the reasons behind his decision. Prior to his appointment as the MEMA director in 2016, Smithson had a 31-year military career. Consequently, he developed PTSD symptoms that pushed him toward alcohol as a coping mechanism. […]

Understanding the little big things of bipolar disorder
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The symptoms of bipolar disorder are mostly prolonged. In some cases, patients continue to experience symptoms even after being treated for the disorder at a mental health care center. While people may be aware of its common symptoms like sudden alterations in mood and energy levels, it is also necessary to know the categories of […]

ED visits high among children exposed to second hand marijuana smoke, says study
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People with drug abuse problems often tend to ignore the effects of the drug on children, which, in turn, makes the children an easy victim of its lethal effects. While several studies conducted in the past had substantiated this fact, a recent study, presented at a 2018 meeting of Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS), revealed the […]

Florida lawyer who helped Colombian drug lords launder money won’t get license back
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Convicted of collaborating with Colombian cocaine kingpins during the 1990s to launder drug money, a 72-year-old Florida lawyer won’t be able to make it back to the Florida bar. On May 3, 2018, the Florida Supreme Court rejected Donald Ferguson’s plea to get his law license back so that he can start practicing again. The […]

Dispensed opioids in Canada to carry warning stickers and handouts about dangers of prescription opioids
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Starting October, all prescription medications dispensed in Canada will carry a yellow warning sticker informing buyers about the potential side effects of prescription opioids. Pharmacists will also need to distribute information handouts containing warning about the possible health risks of prescription opioids, including that of an overdose. The new regulations issued by the Canada government […]

Replacement of plant-based drugs with synthetics can alter illegal drug trade, say experts
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The illegal drug trade across the world could witness a radical change if plant-based substances like heroin and cannabis are replaced with synthetic analogues (fentanyl or spice/K2). For example, in Myanmar, heroin derived from opium has been a major source of funding for the perpetual civil war between rebel guerillas and pro-government militias that has […]

Ohio teen helping fight opioid crisis with blankets
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Meet Sidney, a 16-year-old teen from Ohio, who is helping fight the opioid crisis with her blanket initiative for babies suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) due to drug exposure in the womb. When other kids her age were busy with homework, grades and dates, Sidney was devising ways to alleviate the pain and discomfort […]

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