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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…

How to eat chocolate without piling on the pounds this Easter

How to eat chocolate without piling on the pounds this Easter

  Easter is once again upon us and for many people it is a time when a little more chocolate than usual is consumed. Chocolate gives many of us pleasure…

What is ‘success’ in drug rehab? Programs need more than just anecdotes to prove they work

What is ‘success’ in drug rehab? Programs need more than just anecdotes to prove they work

This week’s Australian Story was a compelling narrative of redemption. After a long history of problem drug use and related crime, Peter Lyndon-James’s life was turned around…

How do drugs work

How do drugs work

Whether a drug is prescribed by the doctor, bought over the counter or obtained illegally, we mostly take their mechanism of action for granted and trust they will do what…

Faster approval for drugs and medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act raises concerns for patient safety

Faster approval for drugs and medical devices under the 21st Century Cures Act raises concerns for patient safety

  President Obama signed a bill that will provide US$6 billion in federal funding for basic medical research on Dec. 13. Called the 21st Century Cures Act, it also…

El Chapo, story of a kingpin — or why Trump’s plan to defeat Mexican cartels is doomed to fail

El Chapo, story of a kingpin — or why Trump’s plan to defeat Mexican cartels is doomed to fail

  Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera – aka “El Chapo” – currently faces 17 drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping and money…

Offering Syringes Along With Prayers, Churches Help IV Drug Users

Offering Syringes Along With Prayers, Churches Help IV Drug Users

By Taylor Sisk FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — When Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation in July legalizing syringe exchange programs in North Carolina, James Sizemore rejoiced. The pastor of a small church…

How Depression Impacts Men

How Depression Impacts Men

By Barbara Odozi Believing that only women and weak men are victims of depression does not really hold true as the number of male patients being diagnosed with the mental…

Substance Abuse and Mental Illness – Two Sides of the Same Coin

Substance Abuse and Mental Illness – Two Sides of the Same Coin

By: Barbara Odozi Substance use disorders and mental illnesses often go hand in hand. Thus, one cannot get his or her depression or anxiety treated until the addiction to drugs…

‘Parental alienation’: What it means and why it matters

‘Parental alienation’: What it means and why it matters

Jennifer Harman, Colorado State University Parental alienation – defined as when one parent’s relationship with his or her child is harmed by the other parent – can have devastating consequences. Many…

Loving Yourself As An Introvert in Groups

Loving Yourself As An Introvert in Groups

By Margaret Paul, Ph.D. “She’s very shy,” my parents used to say to people when I was quiet. From their tone, I thought it wasn…