• Posts Tagged ‘health & body’

    Avoid the “fire challenge”


    fire challenge

    This new social media stunt is not to be believed. Unfortunately, it’s gone viral on YouTube, Vine and other sites with dire consequences. The fire challenge, it seems, is how long you can endure pain while the stunt is being filmed. Kids are using rubbing alcohol, …

    New Hampshire declares emergency on synthetic drugs


    Smacked potpourri

    In August, 2014, New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency for the synthetic compound referred to as “smacked.” Due to a reported forty-four overdose cases, it was time to crack down on the potpourris sprayed with synthetic chemicals. Fortunately, there were no reported deaths. …

    Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers


    Underage drinking

    This article was written by New York DUI attorney Arkady Bukh from the Bukh Law Firm, 14 Wall St, New York NY 10005, (212) 729-1632.  A small library could be filled with the information about teenagers in the US who consume alcohol. Alcohol is the most frequently …

  • Casual use of marijuana affects brain development


    smoking

    A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience in April, 2014 reports that young adults (ages 18 to 25) who used marijuana just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in certain parts of the brain. The study analyzed twenty marijuana users and twenty control subjects. …

    “Molly” is not your friend


    Molly in pill form

    Although an endearing and folksy name, the new “Molly” should be shunned. By all reports, the designer drug “Molly” (short for molecule) has been around for the past ten years. However, it has been modified and often mislabeled leading to an increase in emergency room visits. …

    Teen stem cell donor a first


    Victoria Rathmill England

    We have written about donating blood and organs which is restricted in most states to those over 18. Some, with the consent of a parent, allow donation for those 16 and 17. Victoria Rathmill is 17 years old and lives in England. A family friend was …

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