HIV & AIDS

People with HIV are growing old—and society isn't ready for it

The good news is that people with HIV are living much longer than they used to; it's estimated that by 2020, 70 percent of people living with HIV in the United States will be age 50 and older, compared to 10 percent during ...

Cardiology

Licorice tea causes hypertensive emergency in patient

Licorice tea, a popular herbal tea, is not without health risks, as a case study of a man admitted to hospital for a high-blood pressure emergency demonstrates in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Health

In Greece, smoking is alive and kicking despite bans

When George Balafoutis returned home from New York two years ago, he was shocked to see what little impact nearly a decade of anti-smoking laws had made on stubbing out Greece's favourite guilty pleasure.

Psychology & Psychiatry

'13 Reasons Why' and young adults' risk of suicide

One of the most heavily watched and debated fictional portrayals of suicide in recent years was the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," which raised outcries about potential contagion stemming from its portrayal of a female ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

High potency pot 'strongly linked' to psychosis: study

High potency cannabis, especially when used daily, is "strongly linked" to the risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and paranoia, scientists said Wednesday.

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