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A Blood Test Could Detect Newborn Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Soon, a blood test could help physicians determine if a newborn is at high risk of developing fetal alcohol syndrome. The findings could facilitate early intervention to improve the health of infants and children prenatally exposed to alcohol. It’s estimated that each year in the United States, 1 in every 750 babies is born with a . . . . Continue Reading


5 Herbs and Supplements for Depression

Antidepressants are so commonly discussed and prescribed that we often lose sight of natural alternatives that can be just as effective for treating depression and anxiety. Many people fear taking antidepressants because of potential side effects they may endure from using them. Other people are completely against prescription drugs and prefer utilizing holistic treatments over . . . . Continue Reading


Chelsea Handler: People Who Refuse to Try Drugs Are ‘Untrustworthy’

Author: Shernide Delva Chelsea Handler has made a career off of her comedy and talk show, however, she is now raising eyebrows after labeling people who abstain from using drugs and alcohol “untrustworthy” and “tricky.” On a recent episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, host Bill Maher referenced an earlier statement from Handler in . . . . Continue Reading


It’s Official – Women Now Drink as Much as Men

Drinking “like a man” is no longer a thing. More women than ever are “keeping up with the guys” when it comes to alcohol consumption. A recent study revealed women are drinking just as much alcohol as men.  The increase of alcohol consumption is doing increasing amounts of damage to their health as a result. . . . . Continue Reading


Binge Eating Disorder: Hope’s Story of Recovery

When we think of the word “self-harm,” most of us do not think about what we put into our bodies. However, eating choices play a significant role in self-love and self-care. What we choose to put into our bodies is often a direct reflection of how we feel inside. Eating disorders affect 20 million women . . . . Continue Reading


How Mixing Alcohol And Energy Drinks Harm the Brain

A new study finds that mixing energy drinks and alcohol may cause very unhealthy changes to the adolescent brain.  Researchers at Purdue University studied the effects of alcohol and highly caffeinated drinks on adolescent mice. They found that together, the effects of alcohol and caffeine were very similar to morphine or cocaine. “It seems the two . . . . Continue Reading


Blackouts: A Lesson on Alcohol, Memory, and the Brain

Those who struggle with alcohol dependency may be all too familiar with blackouts. Suddenly, you wake up with absolutely no recollection of what happened the night before. What exactly IS a blackout? A blackout is a drug-related amnesia. Chances are you know someone who has had one, or you have had your share of blackouts. . . . . Continue Reading


Describing the Dangers of an MDMA Overdose

On the streets it has many names, such as Molly or ecstasy. It comes in different forms, such as pills or powder. However it comes and whatever you call it, MDMA is an extremely dangerous and illegal drug that acts as both a stimulant and psychedelic. While the drug has gained in popularity over the . . . . Continue Reading


Amanda Seyfried On OCD & Mental Illness: ‘If You Can Treat It, You Treat It’

Last night while skimming through social media, I discovered one of my favorite actresses Amanda Seyfried was trending.  Curious, I clicked on Seyfried name and was pleasantly surprised to see Seyfried coming forward about her mental health struggles in an effort to reduce the stigmas surrounding mental illness. Even if you are not a huge . . . . Continue Reading


5 Crazy Celebrity Eating Habits

Do you think you have weird eating habits? You are not alone. Celebrities over the years have opened up about their strange eating behaviors, and some of these will shock you. Turns out some of these celebs struggle with disordered eating just like many of us do. Reese Witherspoon: Goo-goo GaGa Diet To limit calories, Witherspoon . . . . Continue Reading