We know the War on drugs isnt working and we need a new approach. A new report from the US Surgeon General’s office urging the government and health bodies to recognize substance abuse as a mental health issue, not a criminal one, might just be the answer. Referring to the report as the first of its kind on this topic, the US Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy explained that his aim was to shift the way society thinks about substance abuse and substance use disorders and to take action to both prevent and treat these conditions. I am issuing a new call to action toRead More →

“People should keep this in mind when thinking about how much they drink,” a spokeswoman said. ‘Better effect’ Prof Janne Tolstrup, from the National Institute of Public Health of the University of Southern Denmark, who led the research, said: “We found that drinking frequency has an independent effect from the amount of alcohol taken. “We can see it’s a better effect to drink the alcohol in four portions rather than all at once.” After around five years, study participants were followed up and a total of 859 men and 887 women group had developed diabetes – either type 1 or the more common type 2.Read More →

As we age, our brains can begin to get less sharp, making it harder to learn new things or remember key events. For some people, that cognitive decline could be significant in some rarer cases leading to Alzheimer’s disease. When it comes to Alzheimer’s, there are more drug failures than successes. On average about 99% of all drugs in clinical trials never actually make it to approval. But there are other ways to decrease your risk of getting the disease. We spoke with Neurotrack CEO Elli Kaplan, whose company recently launched an online assessment that helps people understand the state of their memory health, toRead More →

As a result, she developed some creative tricks to cool down her kids before bedtime, like dampening and freezing a teddy bear that they could take to bed. Cooler temperatures actually help your bodyproduce more melatonin, the powerful hormone that work to make you feel sleepy, she explained. So sleeping in a hot room where its nearly impossible to cool down will be an obstacle to a good nights rest. The effects of poor sleep are varied but often catastrophic, fromavoidable motor vehicle accidentsto increased risk of developing heart diseaseand Type 2 diabetes. 1. Close the windows and draw the blinds gpointstudio via Getty ImagesRead More →