Girsan MC1911SC Ultimate 2000 Round Challenge: Day 1
Photo credit: Jennifer Hast The MC1911SC Ultimate is a compact, officer-length 1911 by Turkish manufacturer Girsan, imported by EAA. Built on a forged aluminum frame, it boasts a number of nice features, including contoured surfaces to eliminate snags, an extended beavertail, extended ambidextrous safety, conical barrel for more positive lockup, G10 grips with a capacity ... (Source: A Day In the Life of An Ambulance Driver)
Source: A Day In the Life of An Ambulance Driver - October 21, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ambulancedriverfiles Tags: Gun Reviews Product Reviews Range Reports Shooting Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

The Syrian Withdrawal: Where Things Stand
Without an orderly process for its national security decisions, the Trump administration has defaulted to the worst option regarding Syria. The sudden withdrawal of U.S. forces has left an opening for Russia to exploit. It also left the Kurds, a U.S. partner, to fend off a Turkish assault. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - October 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: James Dobbins; Jeffrey Martini Source Type: blogs

Costs of Higher Spending Would Fall on Middle Class
Chris EdwardsAWall Street Journal editorialwas right to zero in on Elizabeth ’s Warren's “determined refusal to say if her plans would require taxes to increase on the middle class.” In the Democratic presidential debate the other night, the senator repeatedly ducked concerns that the costs of her huge spending plans would land on more than just the wealthy.They surely would. The larger welfare states of Europe and some other high-income economies are not fueled by higher income taxes than ours, but by higher taxes on consumption and worker wages.There are 36 high-income countries in the OECD. Thirty of t...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
October 17, 2019 Edition.-----Trump has really done it this time with his green light to have Turkey try to invade some Kurdish Territory occupied by fighters who up until a few days ago were US allies. He is really a wrecking ball on the whole international order. With Russia, Iran and Syria all sucked in I fear a great mess with huge loss of life will ensue. Hong Kong is also spiraling out of controlWe are down to the pointy end on Brexit and the next few weeks will definitely tell. Big meeting tonight will be crucial.In OZ parliament is back and we will see all how it turns out as all sorts of unexpected things happen w...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - October 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Denial and rationalization will not save you from a heart attack
Smoking was cool. And he started smoking at the age of 15. Two packs a day — every day. When he was 32 years old, we had our first-born son. And he decided to quit cold turkey. But the damage was done. Somehow, someway, it would catch up with him in devastating ways. By the […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/debbie-moore-black" rel="tag" > Debbie Moore-Black, RN < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Cardiology Source Type: blogs

What is Vicodin Withdrawal Like?
When someone has an addiction to Vicodin and is ready to become sober, there are many questions that may arise. These can include: Where should I go for treatment? How much will it cost? How long will treatment take? What is Vicodin withdrawal like? Since there are many unknowns when it comes to getting treatment for addiction, it is very important to do research and find out as much as you can. This way, you will feel more prepared when you enter treatment and will be able to become much more comfortable throughout the process. This includes knowing what to expect when you are detoxing from Vicodin and what it might feel...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - October 15, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Substance Abuse anxiety in withdrawal detox opioid opioids vicodin withdrawal symptoms Source Type: blogs

What sperm banks could learn from Fox ’s ‘Almost Family’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel ‘The Testaments’
This article was originally featured on the Genetic Literacy Project on October 1, 2019. This article, along with more information and additional links can be found at: https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/10/01/foxs-almost-family-vs-the-handmaidens-tale-sequel-the-testaments-different-takes-on-the-dangers-of-sperm-bank-donations/ .  ** I'm dreading the debut of the Fox TV series Almost Family on October 2. In it, Julia Bechley discovers that her dying dad, a famous fertility doctor, had made dozens of personal DNA donations that are now millennials, at least two of whom have unknowingly h...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - October 14, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Bioethics Today Tags: Genetics Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

How Cutting Down On Meat Affects Your Social Identity
By Emily Reynolds With increased concern about the impact of meat on our health and the environment, and an ever-expanding selection of meat-free products available to buy, popular interest in vegetarianism and veganism has steadily grown. But for those who want to cut down but aren’t quite ready to give up their burgers, there is a third way: flexitarianism. As a 2019 study from the University of Nottingham on red meat and heart health put it, you “don’t have to go cold turkey on red meat to see health benefits”, finding that halving the amount of red and processed meat eaten can have signific...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - October 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Eating Social The self Source Type: blogs

Box-tree Moth, Cydalima perspectalis
The Box-tree Moth, Cydalima perspectalis, is an Asian species of moth (usually seen in (Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, the Russian Far East, and India), that is gradually spreading, presumably with the advent of box hedges on new housing estates, across the South East of England. Box-tree Moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859), to actinic light Jul 2019, VC29 It would’ve arrived as eggs/larvae on imported box (Buxus), first recorded here in 2007. Its larvae can destroy a box hedge. Another reason to go native when it comes to planting…probably too late for native box now though. I saw my first one in the tra...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - October 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: October 12, 2019
This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes an interesting look at how our shadow selves affect relationships, why death anxiety is keeping men awake, strategies to help boost focus and motivation, and more. New Psychology Research Has Linked Death Anxiety to Bedtime Procrastination: A new study published in The Journal of General Psychology suggests “death anxiety” is a predictor of bedtime procrastination in males. After surveying 229 Turkish participants about their attitudes about death, sleeping behaviors, and self-control, researchers found that men who are bothered by their own mortality are more ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net Adhd Brain Scans Children death death anxiety Focus Language Skills Mortality Motivation Relationships shadow self Sleep Spiritual Health Suicidal Behavior Suicide Risk Source Type: blogs

Syria: Another Forever War Beckons
Ted Galen CarpenterAn explosion of criticism had erupted in Congress and the news media in response to President Trump ’s decision to withdraw a small contingent of U.S. troops stationed in northern Syria. Those forces served as a (mostly symbolic) barrier to Turkey’s ambitions to conduct a military offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces there. Ankara has nowinitiated that offensive.Republican hawks and Trump ’sautomatic adversaries among congressional Democrats are united in excoriating his decision. Much of the criticism has focused on the allegedbetrayal of Washington ’s Kurdish allies. Opponent...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 9, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ted Galen Carpenter Source Type: blogs

Kurds Away
As my 2 1/2 long time readers know, for many years I maintained a blog called Today in Iraq and Afghanistan (originally Today in Iraq). During the height of U.S. involvement in Iraq we had thousands of visitors every day, and we were listed in the blogroll at Eschaton and other prominent sites. But Americans lost interest in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and even the fight against the Islamic State didn't garner much attention. I finally stopped blogging there a few months ago when the situation in both countries had turned into stagnation and the daily routine of generally low-level violence just didn't seem worth docu...
Source: Stayin' Alive - October 8, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Statement Regarding Trump's Syria Announcement
Christopher A. PrebleIn response to theWhite House's announcement last night regarding the re-deployment of U.S. troops in Syria, andPresident Trump's tweets early this morning, I issued the following statement:President Trump ’s decision amounts to a green light for Turkey to conduct military operations in northern Syria against a group, the Syrian Defense Forces, that the United States has previously supported. It is a stark reminder of the conflicting -- and, at times, contradictory -- nature of America’s commitmen ts to foreign actors, both state and non-state.Turkey is a formal NATO ally, a matter tha...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 7, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Christopher A. Preble Source Type: blogs

Life on Athens and Kythira
A trip to the Greek capital Athens and the island of Kythira yielded some good times, lovely views, lots of laughs with new(ish) friends, and sightings of quite a few species of bird, invertebrates and plantlife we’d not all “ticked” before. Here are a few snaps of the various species: Scarce Swallowtail Marginated Tortoise Dark Bush Cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera Striped Shieldbug, Graphosoma lineatum Egyptian Grasshopper, Anacridium aegyptium with its striped eyes on mullein Lesser Kestrel, Falco naumanni Grayling on Sea Squill Blue-winged-Grasshopper, Oedipoda caerulescens European Skipper, Thymeli...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - October 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs

Kilimanjaro Can Be Anywhere: How to Forget Excuses and Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle
You're reading Kilimanjaro Can Be Anywhere: How to Forget Excuses and Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It's far too easy to come up with reasons not to embark on an outdoor adventure — or even a simple nature hike. The weather’s bad. There are no mountains nearby. The trails are closed. But there are a host of reasons those barriers shouldn't stand in our way. I've always wanted to hike the full John Muir Trail — so much so that I made a pac...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Munjal Shah Tags: featured health and fitness health tips healthy living hiking Source Type: blogs

Interventionists Evade Responsibility for Their Policy Disasters
Ted Galen CarpenterAs I point out in a newNational Interest Onlinearticle, a multi-sided struggle for power in Libya continues to fester more than eight years after the United States led an air war to help rebels oust longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi.Libya joins Iraq and Syria as a classic example of the failed U.S. regime-change strategy.Fighting between Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar ’s so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) and the even more misnamed Government of National Accord (GNA) has intensified in and around the capital, Tripoli. The LNA boasted on September 11 that its forces had routed troops of the Sarraj m...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ted Galen Carpenter Source Type: blogs

Capital Gains Taxes: Already Too High
Chris EdwardsDemocrats are proposing to raise capital gains taxes. Ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee, Ron Wyden, wants to tax capital gains on an annual basis, not the current realization basis. He also wants to hike the top capital gains tax rate for high earners to match the top rate on ordinary income. CNBCreports“Almost every major Democratic presidential candidate supports taxing capital gains as ordinary income . . .Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday outlined an even more aggressive planthat would impose a new 14.8 percent tax on investment income to help finance Social Security.”These are rad...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs

Can You Form an Addiction to Suboxone?
While Suboxone can be a helpful tool for many, it is important to also understand its addictive nature. Because it is an opioid, wondering if you can form an addiction to Suboxone can be answered simply: Yes. Although the rates of addiction are much smaller than those of other opioids, it is still important to take their addictive properties seriously and get help if you start to notice the signs and symptoms of addiction to Suboxone. What is Suboxone? According to their own website, Suboxone is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are depe...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - September 13, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Substance Abuse addiction treatment addictionologist detox drug detox medical detox medicated-assisted detox prescription drug detox prescription medication suboxone Source Type: blogs

Michigan Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes is a Terrible Policy with Devastating Public Health Consequences
Yesterday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmersigned into law an executive order that bans the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes in the state. The ban includes both retail sales and online sales of all e-cigarettes, with the sole exception of tobacco-flavored products. In doing so, Michigan becomes the first state in the nation to promulgate a complete ban on the sale of the overwhelming majority of vaping products.In defending the ban, state health officials " pointed to studies indicating that young people who vape are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes. "The Rest of the StoryI cannot overemphasize ...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - September 5, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs

American Lung Association Condemns 2.5 Million Ex-Smokers for Using E-Cigarettes to Quit
What do you say to a person who smoked two packs of cigarettes per day for 30 years and then quits completely by switching to vaping?I would say: Congratulations on this amazing and difficult accomplishment. You've saved your life and done a huge service not only to yourself but to your family and friends.The American Lung Association, in contrast, is saying to vapers: Shame on you! You shouldn't have done that. You're a bad person because you're still using a tobacco product. And you're at risk of dying from acute respiratory failure.Specifically, the American Lung Associationstated: " The bottom line is that e-cigar...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - September 1, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs

Impossible and Beyond: How healthy are these meatless burgers?
Plant-based burgers are not a novel concept. But new products designed to taste like meat are now being marketed to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger are two such options. Eating these burgers is touted as a strategy to save the earth, casting meat as a prehistoric concept. Both brands also offer up their products as nutritious alternatives to animal protein. But how do they stack up? It turns out the answer may depend on whether your priorities lie with your personal health or the health of the planet. The good news: Meatless burgers are a good source of protein, vi...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Gelsomin, MLA, RD, LDN Tags: Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Managing Mutually Antagonistic Allies Is Like Herding Cats
One problem (among many) the United States has experienced in leading a vast array of allies and security dependents is that periodic quarrels break out among such clients. Even when the disputes are parochial and petty, the degree of animosity generated frequently is not. Not only does Washington then face the prospect of one or more of those allies breaking ranks and undermining U.S. policy objectives, but the danger exists that a confrontation might escalate to a cold war —or even a hot one.Deteriorating relations between two of Washington ’s prominent allies in East Asia–Japan and the Republic of Kore...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ted Galen Carpenter Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Sexual Side Effects Caused by Psychiatric Medications
It’s common knowledge that psychiatric medications are prone to sexual side effects. It’s often referenced in the advertising. Since most people living with mental illness want to be both happy and have a satisfying sex life, this creates a bit of a quandary Are the two things mutually exclusive? What does a person on psychiatric medications do when the cure seems worse than the illness? Listen in to find out now! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “The sexual side effects of [psychiatric] medications are the number one reason people stop taking them.” – Gabe Highlights from ‘Medication Sexual...
Source: World of Psychology - July 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Antidepressant Antipsychotic Medications Schizophrenia Women's Issues Source Type: blogs

Decoding Physical Patterns of Our Bodies via Conformable Devices: Interview with MIT ’s Canan Dagdeviren
Nature is full of physical patterns – from our breathing and the heart beating in our chests to the tides that lap the shore. The Conformable Decoders group at MIT believe that if such patterns can be “decoded,” they can provide a rich seam of information that can help in designing a variety of devices that can better integrate with and affect natural systems, such as the human body. The group members have numerous ongoing projects that reflect this ethos. A major focus is on tiny electromechanical systems which can influence and explore the human body, some of which have been covered by Medgadget pre...
Source: Medgadget - July 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive Medicine Neurology Neurosurgery Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: Get me rewrite!
This is one of the more famous events in the Bible, but it's also like one of those " Can you spot the errors? " cartoons. Then theLord said to Moses,2 “Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon.3 We still don't know in what physical manner God is speaking to Moses, but in any case, God seems to be mighty confused. These are not the actual names of any places in Egypt. Migdol means a tower in Hebrew, so conceivably it's a reference to some tower or other. Pi Hahiroth is not the name of...
Source: Stayin' Alive - July 21, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Digital Humanism And Healthcare
Patients not only have to be put in the center of care, but also in the center of health technology. In a more general manner that’s what digital humanism is about. Instead of technological development serving the interests of big tech companies to the detriment of people by exploiting human weaknesses and by taking control out of their hands, humans should step up and say stop to technology degrading humans, creating or widening gaps in societies, disregarding diversity. Here are some ideas and principles about how that, namely digital humanism, could unfold in healthcare. Technology vs. humans: who has control? ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine design development digital digital health digital technology ethics Healthcare human human nature humanism Innovation philosophy social sciences society technology design Source Type: blogs

Is There Such a Thing as a Free-Market Gold Standard?
Twice recently I ’ve come across arguments to the effect that, despite what some libertarians, goldbugs, cryptocurrency fans, and Fed Board candidates imagine, the idea that the historical gold standard kept governments from managing money, leaving the job to market forces, is a myth.Inhis June 24th piece criticizing Facebook ’s Libra Currency, which is being marketed as a sort of internationalstablecoin, Barry Eichengreen writes:Mercifully, Facebook avoided the idea that astablecoin will free us from the tyranny of the Federal Reserve. Typically, stablecoin purveyors invoke a mythical past in which the monetar...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 9, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: A Look into Possible Links Between Violence and Schizophrenia
An in-depth look at violence and its relation to schizophrenia. Is violence a symptom of schizophrenia? Do mass attackers always have schizophrenia? Are schizophrenics dangerous? Studies say people with schizophrenia are more likely to be a victim of a crime than the perpetrator. However, James Holmes, the movie theater mass murderer, was said to have paranoid schizophrenia. And a person can plead not-guilty by reason of insanity in court. This seems to be contrary to the idea of non-violence in mental illness. Host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard delve into these intense subjects i...
Source: World of Psychology - June 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Stigma Violence and Aggression Mental Disorder Mental Health Mental Illness Paranoid Schizophrenia violence and mental illness violence and mentally ill Source Type: blogs

Healthy meals: 3 easy steps to success
Healthy meals don’t just happen — you need to make them happen. Here are three easy steps to get you on your way. Step 1: Make a plan The first step is to plan your menu for the week. It doesn’t need to be elaborate, just jot down what you and your family would like to eat. Then think about ways to make your choices healthier. Substitute chicken breast for steak and add more vegetables, for example. Can you streamline your cooking? Consider cooking a large batch of grains on the weekend and using them in more than one meal. Step 2: Shop smart You’ve already planned your menu. Once you make your shop...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Health Healthy Eating Nutrition Source Type: blogs

5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction
What Are 5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction? Addiction always stems from a root cause, also known as one of the reasons for addiction. It is extremely important to treat both the root cause of the addiction in addition to the physical addiction itself. Staying sober involves much more than just detoxing from drugs or alcohol and abstaining from them in the future. It also involves finding the underlying reasons for the addiction and treating that as well, so that it does not exacerbate the addiction in the future. This is why so many people fail when they attempt to quit using drugs or alcohol cold turkey. While there can ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - June 4, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Abuse Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcohol Alcoholism Anxiety Children Depression Depression Treatment Drug Treatment LGBT LGBTQ Mental Health Painkiller Source Type: blogs

Fika: What Can We All Learn From This Swedish Coffee Tradition
You're reading Fika: What Can We All Learn From This Swedish Coffee Tradition, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you’re not from Sweden, chances are you won’t be familiar with the word fika. However, if you were to visit Sweden at some point, you would probably hear it on a regular basis. So, what is fika? In lack of a better phrase, Swedes coined this one, which literally means to sit down and have coffee, alone or with company. Of course, you could have other drinks, like tea, or any other ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leila Dorari Tags: creativity featured happiness productivity tips benefits of coffee coffee break coffee facts fika Source Type: blogs

Vegan Tsunami Mean Easier Than Ever to Hit Your Veg Health Quota Says Nutritionist
What a year 2019 has been for the Food and Drink industry. If anyone was in any doubt that 2019, the Vegan Diamond Jubilee, was the year of the vegan then Greggs the baker launch campaign for their new vegan Quorn Sausage Roll set the doubters alarm bells ringing. Whilst no one should be under any illusions that the Greggs Vegan Sausage roll is a'health food', it's a nutritional leap forward for Greggs who are still umm-ing and ah-ing about using wholemeal bread. A huge U turn also for the CEO Roger Mark Whiteside (now OBE) who less than a year ago said a vegan sausage roll was " too difficult "Consequently ...
Source: Healthy Eating and Nutrition News - May 21, 2019 Category: Nutrition Tags: health nutrition nutritionist sandwiches vegan vegan news Source Type: blogs

What are the Different Drugs Used for Heroin and Opioid Detox?
Understanding Heroin and Opioid Detox When someone is struggling with addiction to heroin or opioids, it can be almost impossible to quit cold turkey. This is due to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, as well as intense drug cravings. When someone quits cold turkey, they will have to experience all these debilitating withdrawal symptoms and manage strong cravings on their own. This is extremely hard to do without the assistance of medication during heroin and opioid detox. According to Medline, about 948,000 people used heroin during the past year. In the same year, about 11.5 million people were nonmedical users of narcotic ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 8, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates Painkiller Substance Abuse drug detox heroin heroin addiction heroin users luxury heroin rehab medical medical det Source Type: blogs

Can I Detox From Methadone?
What is Detox from Methadone Like? Methadone is a long-acting opioid medication. It was originally designed to help people in treatment struggling with addiction to opioids, such as heroin. It is used to slowly wean people off of heroin and opioids so that they do not experience sudden and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. However, methadone in and of itself has addictive properties as well, as it is a Schedule II controlled substance. This means it has a high potential for abuse and can produce physiological dependence in users. Many people who were once addicted to heroin may become addicted to methadone for these reasons....
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 1, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates drug detox medical detox medicated-assisted detox methadone opiate abuse opiate addiction Source Type: blogs

What is Detoxing From Alcohol Like, and How We Can Help Make It Comfortable
Detoxing from Alcohol Detoxing from alcohol can look very different to many different people. The way you may feel when you detox from alcohol depends on the severity of your addiction and how long you have been addicted to alcohol for. If someone has had a few too many drinks at a celebration, chances are, they might feel hungover the next morning. They might experience nausea or a headache, but are able to feel back to normal later that day or the following day. However, for someone suffering from an alcohol addiction, the experience is much different. The body of someone suffering from alcohol addiction is chemically wi...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - April 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates Drinking Substance Abuse alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Bad Habits and Vices Related to Mental Illness
 Everyone has bad habits. Even your sainted Granny who seems perfect to you has some bad habit that only your grandfather knows about. Bad habits, like everything, exist on a spectrum, from biting your nails to snorting cocaine – and everything in between. In this episode, our hosts discuss bad habits that many people with mental illness seem to have – from smoking, to alcoholism, to drug use and, you guessed it, everything in between.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “90% of people with schizophrenia smoke.” – Michelle Hammer   Highlights From ‘Bad Habits Mental Illness&rs...
Source: World of Psychology - April 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Addiction Habits Schizophrenia Stress Source Type: blogs

Crystal Meth Addiction
What is a Crystal Meth Addiction? Crystal meth is the name for the street drug crystal methamphetamine. Crystal meth can also be known as ice or glass, and it can be either snorted, smoked or dissolved and injected. It is a very strong and highly addictive drug. It affects the central nervous system, and crystal meth addiction has dangerous life-threatening effects. Understanding Crystal Meth Crystal meth is a man-made stimulant drug that has no legal use. It is made with methamphetamine, pseudoephedrine and a combination of other chemicals. Methamphetamine has been around for a long time, originally created to keep soldie...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 14, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Drug Treatment Methamphetamines Substance Abuse crystal methamphetamine meth addiction Source Type: blogs

Podcast: How to Break Habits – And Keep Them Broken
 We all have habits we’d rather not have, whether it’s smoking, emotional eating, or any of a hundred other things. And it’s likely that we’ve all, at one point or another, tried to break one or more of them, only to have the break be only temporary. What’s the secret to permanent habit change? Listen to this episode and find out! Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Judson Brewer, MD, PhD is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery,” having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfu...
Source: World of Psychology - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: General Habits Mindfulness The Psych Central Show breaking habits Gabe Howard Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

Ativan Addiction
Is Ativan Addictive? Ativan is the name for the generic drug lorazepam, is part of the drug class benzodiazepines. It is best known for treating anxiety, as it works by attaching to GABA receptors in the brain like other benzodiazepines. After it attaches to the GABA receptors, it slows down the chemical messages the nerve receptors receive. This causes an overall calming effect, and this euphoric feeling can quickly turn into an Ativan addiction for some users. Understanding Ativan Since Ativan is a benzodiazepine, it is considered to be highly addictive. It is very important that someone who has been prescribed Ativan is...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 12, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Substance Abuse anxiety anxiety medication ativan benzo benzodiazepines prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction prescript Source Type: blogs

Any Excuse to Raise Tariffs
The Trump administration seems to be looking for every possible excuse to raise tariffs. Early on it intensified the use of anti-dumping/countervailing duties and safeguard measures, which are the built-in protectionism that every administration uses. Then it dusted off some old statutes that had fallen into disuse: Section 232 (national security) to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the world; and Section 301 (used to address unfair trade practices abroad) to impose tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese imports. And now it has a new idea for tariff increases: ending the duty-free access give...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Simon Lester Source Type: blogs

Switching from Smoking to Juul Reduces Toxic Chemical Biomarkers to the Same Degree as Quitting Cold Turkey
This study adds to the already overwhelming evidence that vaping is much safer than smoking. And it further emphasizes the degree to which the Pennsylvania Department of Health is lying about the relative health effects of smoking vs. vaping. As I reported last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health informs the public on itsweb site that: " E-cigarettes, also known as e-cigs, e-hookahs, mods, vape pens, vapes or ENDS,are not safer than other tobacco products for youth. "This study is significant because it didnot show that toxic chemical biomarker reduction with the Juul was at some level between continuing ...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - February 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs

Can vaping help you quit smoking?
It’s hard to overstate the dangers of smoking. Nearly 500,000 people die of tobacco-related disease each year in the US. Over the next decade, estimates are that around eight million people will die prematurely worldwide each year due to tobacco use. The list of tobacco-related diseases and conditions is long and growing. It includes: cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma lung and other types of cancer tooth decay weathering of the skin having a low-birthweight baby diabetes eye damage (including cataracts and macular degeneration). And there are others. The poi...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Prevention Smoking cessation Source Type: blogs

“ I need something to dip into guacamole ”
Dipping foods into various dips and sauces surely ranks among the favorite ways to enjoy food: dipping chips into salsa, celery sticks into guacamole, crackers into cheese, shrimp into cocktail sauce, etc. So how do we go about resuming our dipping habits sans wheat and grains? Here are some ideas for foods to use for dipping, healthy choices that contain no wheat or grains and provide limited exposure to carbohydrates, while remaining otherwise healthy. And some, like jicama and asparagus, also provide prebiotic fibers to nourish bowel flora; dip them into hummus and you’ll add even more probiotics to your day. Vegg...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates gluten-free grain-free wheat belly Source Type: blogs

As Refugees, Syrian Women Find Liberation in Working
Syrian refugee women in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan want opportunities to work, but there are multiple barriers and challenges that limit them from working. Improving the chances of safe and dignified work opportunities for Syrian women in these host countries could yield broad positive social benefits for both the refugee and host communities. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - February 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Louay Constant; Shanthi Nataraj; Fadia Afashe Source Type: blogs

Syrian Skills: A Missed Opportunity
Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon are finding ways to get by. But many refugees are not able to fully use their skills, and that is a lost opportunity both for the Syrians and the host countries. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - February 14, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Shanthi Nataraj; Louay Constant Source Type: blogs

Medicinal Mushrooms: Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor), Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) and Lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus)
There some evidence in PubMed than medicinal mushrooms may play a role in treatment of some cancers. Most of the claims of medical benefits are bot backed up by high quality studies as of 2019. References are below.---What is turkey tail?Turkey tail is a type of mushroom that grows on dead logs worldwide. It's named turkey tail because its rings of brown and tan look like the tail feathers of a turkey. Its scientific name is Trametes versicolor or Coriolus versicolor. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is known as Yun Zhi. In Japan, it is known as kawaratake (roof tile fungus). Turkey tail has been used in traditional Chi...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - February 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Medicinal Mushrooms Oncology Source Type: blogs

Five Misconceptions about the Crisis in Venezuela
Some media reports and analyses on the latest developments in Venezuela are repeating the following five misconceptions: 1.      “Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself president of Venezuela” Juan Guaid ó is the president of the National Assembly, a body that is controlled by the opposition. On January 10 a new presidential term started and, as required by the Constitution, the president-elect had to be sworn-in in front of the National Assembly. However, Nicolás Maduro was “reelected” last M ay in a sham election that the leading opposition parties w...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 28, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Juan Carlos Hidalgo Source Type: blogs

Rebuke Russian Meddling in Venezuela
Venezuela ’s political turmoil escalated this week when opposition leader Juan Guaido, the head of the National Assembly, declared himself acting president, displacing Nicolas Maduro.  The United Statesimmediately recognized Guaido as the country ’s interim president, as did Canada and numerous other countries in the Western Hemisphere.  Maduro responded byexpelling U.S. diplomats and accusing Washington of sponsoring a coup.  Most of the Venezuelan military appears loyal to Maduro, and the country now teeters on the brink of civil war.It is hard to have the slightest sympathy for Maduro.   ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 25, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ted Galen Carpenter Source Type: blogs