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FASD in children more common than previously thought, says study

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is highly discouraged as it puts the unborn child at risk. In spite of this, a large number of moms-to-be in the United States consume alcohol. What is even more disturbing is that these expectant mothers indulge in four, and sometimes more, alcoholic drinks at a time, as reported by the […]

World Maternal Mental Health Day: Let’s take care of our mothers

No culture ignores the fact that depression exists. Depression is a kind of mental illness that can haunt anyone irrespective of gender, age or any kind of economic affiliations. The fact that anyone including women can suffer from mental health problems during pregnancy or in the first year post-delivery needs to be understood and considered […]

Not many states in the United States support the idea of serving powdered alcohol. According to the Alcohol Justice, a non-profit advocacy, research and policy organization, 31 U.S. states have laws banning powdered alcohol. Despite all the concerns, both the House and Senate in Texas are considering a bill to regulate the sale of powdered […]

World Health Day: Alternative, effective treatments for depression

Depression is a mental health condition characterized by prolonged unhappiness and angst. Severe depression, if left untreated, can affect the physiological and psychological health of a person. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), more than 15 million American adults, aged between 15 and 44 years, suffer from depression during any given […]

Alcohol destroys immune system, warns NIH

Alcohol consumption, even short-term alcohol misuse, can have devastating effects on almost every single organ and system of the user, including the immune system. In 2015, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) recognized the devastating effects of alcohol on the immune system and issued a warning about the link between immune system […]

Study says exercise can help overcome methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms

For those addicted to methamphetamine, getting clean is a daunting task. The effect of one dose of crystal meth can last for up to 12 hours, and a binge on the drug can keep the user awake for days, even a week or more. This reverses the body’s sleep cycle, and for people trying to […]

Periodontal disease linked to marijuana smoking, study shows

Marijuana has been a very controversial topic for many years. With a strict federal ban but very lenient regulations on the statewide level, the legalities of this natural herb create a political conundrum. Not to mention the ongoing debate about the mental benefits and risks of marijuana use. Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia […]

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