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One In 20 of All Deaths Due To Alcohol, Says WHO – Nicola Davis

Alcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed. The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were of men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down … Continue reading One In 20 of All Deaths Due To Alcohol, Says WHO – Nicola Davis

How Bad Are the Effects of Alcohol and Binge Drinking When You’re Young – Lauren Mazzo

You may have been the Mike's-Hard-Lemonade-in-high-school type. Or the Bud-Light-from-a-keg-in-college type. Or the unlimited-mimosas-at-Sunday-brunch type. But chances are, at some point during your teen and young adult years, you downed a hefty amount of alcohol. While life is most certainly about #balance, unfortunately, no amount of kale or HIIT classes can totally undo the damage … Continue reading How Bad Are the Effects of Alcohol and Binge Drinking When You’re Young – Lauren Mazzo

The Global Gender Gap In Alcohol-Related Deaths Infographic – Niall McCarthy

A major new global study published in The Lancet has found that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. The research looked at levels of alcohol use and its health effects across 195 countries between 1990 and 2016. It found that even an occasional drink can prove harmful and its authors say that governments should … Continue reading The Global Gender Gap In Alcohol-Related Deaths Infographic – Niall McCarthy

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts NearConstant Cannabis Use, As Legalization Forges Ahead – Annie Lowrey

The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for fun, for health. “Shop. It’s legal.” “Hello marijuana, goodbye hangover.” “It’s not a trigger,” he told me. “But it is in your face.” When we spoke, … Continue reading America’s Invisible Pot Addicts NearConstant Cannabis Use, As Legalization Forges Ahead – Annie Lowrey

Is Our Obsession with Multi Tasking Ruining Our Creativity? — ELLAVATE 7

We’ve got to find our own personal balance between our outside reality… the one that keeps our material world going and our other very true (and what I feel is our most important) reality. Our internal creative reality is that part of us that longs to do the things we are meant to do opposed … Continue reading Is Our Obsession with Multi Tasking Ruining Our Creativity? — ELLAVATE 7

Why Do People Smoke? — Thought Catalog

If you have ever had cigarette smoke blown into your face on a windy day, or if you have ever seen a commercial with a lung cancer patient speaking through a mechanical voice box, you have probably asked yourself the question: Why do people smoke? Why would they subject themselves to something like that? Unfortunately,… via … Continue reading Why Do People Smoke? — Thought Catalog

How To Stop Toxic Comparison & Combat the Envy-Inducing Effects of Social Media – Tara Swart

Wouldn’t you like to be immune to comparison? To devote your energy to making your own goals happen rather than enviously poring over the details of other people’s successes? We live in a world in which comparing ourselves with others is easier than ever. Social media means we’re constantly invited to measure the curated high … Continue reading How To Stop Toxic Comparison & Combat the Envy-Inducing Effects of Social Media – Tara Swart

What Is Alcohol Addiction & Why Makes Us Drunk?

As Homer once said, this infamous molecule is both “the cause of, and the solution to, all of life’s problems”. OK, it was Homer Simpson who said that rather than the classical bard, but it’s no less true or profound for that. Sometimes, the rubbish you come out with when you’re drunk really is quite … Continue reading What Is Alcohol Addiction & Why Makes Us Drunk?

States Ease More Restrictions To Physician Assistants As Team Care Takes Hold

More states are lifting restrictions and regulatory hurdles to allow physician assistants to work more “collaboratively” with physicians as the team-based approach to healthcare takes hold. Historically, states have required physicians to more closely monitor physician assistants (PAs) in what some have said led to redundant tasks or slowed the ability of patients to get … Continue reading States Ease More Restrictions To Physician Assistants As Team Care Takes Hold

These Everyday ‘Drugs’ Cause More Harm Than the Illegal Ones, Study Says

Worldwide, alcohol and tobacco cause much more death, disability and addiction than illegal drugs, according to a new review. The review analyzed data from 2015 on global drug use — both overall and in 21 different regions — using data from the World Health Organization, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the … Continue reading These Everyday ‘Drugs’ Cause More Harm Than the Illegal Ones, Study Says

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