Addiction

Three persistent myths about heroin use and overdose deaths

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death earlier this week from a suspected heroin overdose unleashed the usual media coverage of deaths related to this drug. While the actor's actual cause of death has not yet been determined, it's ...

Health

A wake-up call for parents who smack their children

Most parents want what's best for their children. But when it comes to discipline, some misguidedly use physical force to punish or intimidate. Let's be clear: hitting and unnecessarily hurting children is never justified ...

Health

Health-care systems not using best evidence in decision-making

Health care systems around the world are failing to use evidence obtained through research when making decisions, causing inefficiencies and reduced quantity and quality of life, according to a leading expert in the field ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How 'weight bias' is harming us all

People who live in large bodies find themselves the target of fat-phobic and body shaming messages on a daily basis.

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