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Music Therapy and Addiction Recovery in Harmony

Music Therapy and Addiction Recovery in Harmony

Music Therapy in Addiction Recovery Music is a powerful medium that is used by people in their everyday lives. It influences the mood and emotions of people; therefore, music allows…

Dry July can work for alcohol awareness

Dry July can work for alcohol awareness

Julie Robert, University of Technology Sydney July on the doorstep means many people will be taking their last drinks until August. Australia’s Dry July annual campaign to raise funds…

As opioid crisis deepens Methadone is evaluated as option

As opioid crisis deepens Methadone is evaluated as option

Published by Philly.com June 29–Nearly a half-century into the “war on drugs,” with a new wave of opioid addiction at crisis proportions, a handful…

Doctors and nurses can’t always tell if someone’s drunk or on drugs

Doctors and nurses can’t always tell if someone’s drunk or on drugs

Doctors and nurses can’t always tell if someone’s drunk or on drugs, and misdiagnosis can be dangerous Lauren Monds, University of Sydney and Celine van Golde…

Myths of Addiction

Myths of Addiction

There are many myths of drug addiction that still continue to have a negative impact on society. These myths can prove harmful not only to people who are addicted to…

Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood: a history of modern wealth inequality

Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood: a history of modern wealth inequality

    Persistently high rates of income or wealth inequality are bad for social cohesion, political inclusion and crime. The evidence for this is overwhelming. Often, stubbornly high income inequality partly…

Why Mexican immigrants are healthier than their US-born peers

Why Mexican immigrants are healthier than their US-born peers

Supporters of Donald Trump’s wall might have us believe that Mexicans who enter the US illegally carry disease and take advantage of America’s healthcare system. But several large…

A doctor’s sexual advances towards a patient are never ok, even if ‘consensual’

A doctor’s sexual advances towards a patient are never ok, even if ‘consensual’

    In a recent independent review, I recommended chaperones no longer be used as an interim protective measure to keep patients safe while allegations of sexual misconduct by a…

The myth of the college dropout

The myth of the college dropout

Jonathan Wai, Duke University and Heiner Rindermann, Chemnitz University of Technology When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was asked to give this year’s commencement address at Harvard, he asked for…

What are we doing about the opioid epidemic?

What are we doing about the opioid epidemic?

Opioids are effective drugs, if you are suffering from chronic pain or you have recently undergone surgery, but carry destructive consequences to the body.  The fact is that even the…

How new hepatitis C drugs could tackle liver cancer, too

How new hepatitis C drugs could tackle liver cancer, too

Wider availability of newer hepatitis C drugs may not only lead to fewer cases of this blood-borne disease, but may also slow the rise in related liver cancer. But…