Doctors warn of codeine dangers after occurrence of acute confusion in daughter, 14

Lack of efficacy and risk of poisoning and craving suggest use of over-the-counter codeine narcotics may be unwarranted, says report Doctors have issued a warning about the use of over-the-counter medications containing codeine following what is believed to be the first published lawsuit of acute disarray in a 14 -year-old girl. The dangers associated with…

Why being bilingual works wonders for your brain

Research indicates we may be predisposed to speak more than one language, and that doing so brings health benefits, such as delaying the onset of dementia In a cafe in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing terms backward and forward. Their cutlery dances during more emphatic gesticulations and they occasionally…

2017 was the most severe year of Syrian war for children, says Unicef

Report warns generation faces psychological ruin, with most vulnerable the hardest hit A generation of Syrian children face psychological ruin and ever increasing danger, with child deaths soaring by 50% last year and the number of young soldiers tripling since 2015. A report by Unicef found 2017 was the worst year of the war for…

One fifth of world’s adults will be obese by 2025, examine predicts

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Kratom has been saved- for now. Make sure the government hears your voice | Paul Pelosi Jr

The DEAs reversal on kratom is a major victory. But the final decision on its legal status is still to come, and your views could make all the difference As director of the American Kratom Association, I know that huge numbers of people in this country have legally use kratom as an alternative to pharmaceutical…

Drug overdose epidemic has driven increase in organ donors, data presents

Damage of one public health crisis has prompted improvement in another: in 2015, 9.34% of organ donors died from overdoses, up from 1.1% in 2000 The devastating epidemic of drug overdose deaths in the US has led to an increase in organ donors, data from the federal government shows. As the death rate from drug…

Transgressing bad: how to give up drinking, smoking, nail-biting and other unwanted habits

With Stoptober and Sober October starting soon, we asked readers to tell us how they transgressed bad habits – and how this changed their life. Heres what you said Sunday is the start of October, which means that people across the country will be attempting to give up bad habits; some will try to give…

Should link between dementia and artificial sweeteners be taken with a pinch of salt?

How peoples capacity for forgetfulness and lies may have impacted on research tying stroke and dementia to diet drinks They were supposed to be the healthy alternative to their sugar-rich siblings. But now lovers of diet colas and other low-calorie drinks have been hit by news that will radically undermine those credentials: a counterintuitive analyse…