Daily Archives: September 26, 2016

Another cost of smoking: Sky-high insurance

Another cost of smoking: Sky-high insurance

Mary Politi, Washington University in St Louis Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated some of the barriers to obtaining health insurance coverage, not all Americans have access to affordable…

Another cost of smoking: Sky-high insurance

Another cost of smoking: Sky-high insurance

Mary Politi, Washington University in St Louis Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminated some of the barriers to obtaining health insurance coverage, not all Americans have access to affordable…

Why danger is exciting – but only to some people

Why danger is exciting – but only to some people

Valerie Voon, University of Cambridge It has been the most deadly summer for wingsuit flying to date. But what makes some people want to base jump off a cliff, binge…

Women are far more anxious than men – here’s the science

Women are far more anxious than men – here’s the science

Olivia Remes, University of Cambridge Anxiety disorders – defined by excessive fear, restlessness, and muscle tension – are debilitating, disabling, and can increase the risk for depression and suicide. They are some…

Mental Health Stigma

Mental Health Stigma

By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/David_Mcevoy/7343]David Mcevoy Despite the increase in publicity surrounding mental health and mental health issues, there is still a lack of understanding about mental…

Steps to Be Empowered and Not a Victim

Steps to Be Empowered and Not a Victim

By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Darlene_Lancer/563438]Darlene Lancer In recovery circles, being a “victim” is frowned upon. Decades ago, when I heard people say they were no…

Connections aren’t conversations – while technology enables, it can also interfere

Connections aren’t conversations – while technology enables, it can also interfere

Daria Kuss, Nottingham Trent University A prisoner was in the US was recently released after 44 years of incarceration for the attempted murder of a police officer. Emerging onto the…

Banning kratom won’t stop users or solve the drugs health crisis – so why continue this losing war?

Banning kratom won’t stop users or solve the drugs health crisis – so why continue this losing war?

Andres Roman-Urrestarazu, London School of Economics and Political Science While we have seen a surge in new psychoactive substances in recent years, there has also been a rediscovery in…

Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?

Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?

Kostadin Kushlev, University of Virginia When was the last time you opened your laptop midconversation or brought your desktop computer to the dinner table? Ridiculous, right? But if you are…

More Americans are using cannabis – and view it as harmless

More Americans are using cannabis – and view it as harmless

Ian Hamilton, University of York There has been a significant increase in the number of Americans using cannabis, rising from 21.9m in 2002 to 31.9m in 2014. The…

Why do humans have an innate desire to get high?

Why do humans have an innate desire to get high?

James Carney, Lancaster University It’s easy to explain the appeal of drugs like heroin and cocaine, which directly stimulate the brain’s reward centres. What’s less easy to…