New anti-aging program? Don't smoke.
- A new blood analysis test performed by Artificial Intelligence shows that smoking greatly increases your biological age.
- Smokers under the age of forty show the greatest increase compared to their chronological age.
- The study was performed using the anonymized blood chemistry and cell count results of 149,000 people.
How you talk to people with drug addiction might save their life.
- Addiction is a learning disorder; it's not a sign that someone is a bad person.
- Tough love doesn't help drug-addicted people. Research shows that the best way to get people help is through compassion, empathy and support. Approach them as an equal human being deserving of respect.
- As a first step to recovery, Maia Szalavitz recommends the family or friends of people with addiction get them a complete psychiatric evaluation by somebody who is not affiliated with any treatment organization. Unfortunately, warns Szalavitz, some people will try to make a profit off of an addicted person without informing them of their full options.
It marks a first for the U.S., where some 49,000 people died from opioids in 2018.
- Each American has about a 1 in 7,569 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to a National Safety Council report. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle accident is 1 in 8,096.
- The death rate for opioids is now six times higher than it was in 1999, with about 130 Americans dying every day from the drugs.
- Narcan is a life-saving drug that can stop opioid overdoses in their tracks, however factors like stigma and cost are preventing this antidote from becoming more accessible.
A breakthrough app for ultrasonic squeak analysis.
- Mice have a vocabulary of about 20 different phrases.
- A clever new neural-network-based application reveals what mice used in research say.
- Spoiler: The conversation changes when a female shows up
As more and more people die, drug companies keep reaping in a massive profit.
- Drug companies make huge profits by flooding the market with overly powerful — and highly addictive — drugs.
- Some high profile deaths over the last several years have brought this problem to the headlines. It's everyone, not just middle America, who is getting hooked.
- Why do we let Big Pharma rule over? Journalist and author Maia Szalavitz investigates.
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