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Opioid Crisis Cost U.S. Economy $631 Billion in Four Years, Study Shows

The Society of Actuaries released a report Tuesday examining the economic impact of non-medical opioid usage in the United States, and it concludes that from 2015 to 2018 an estimated $631 billion was spent dealing with the crisis, with more to come.

Where is my Xanax Rx? Why your doctor may be concerned about prescribing benzodiazepines

As an academic psychiatrist who treats people with anxiety and trauma, I often hear questions about a specific class of medications called benzodiazepines. I also often receive referrals for patients who are on these medications and reluctant to discontinue them.

This overdose-reversal medicine could reduce opioid deaths – so why don’t more people carry it?

Forty-seven thousand Americans died of opioid-related overdoses in 2017 – similar to the number of deaths from car accidents and gun violence.

Halloween Blue Bucket Autism Link Explained: How the Trick-or-treat Pumpkin Bucket Is Being Used to Raise Awareness

A blue Halloween bucket has become an unofficial symbol of awareness for autism. If you see a trick-or-treater holding a blue pumpkin candy bucket at your doorstep, it could mean the person is autistic.

These Are the 10 States Where Online Abortion Drug Service Was Most in Demand

Women in states with restrictive abortion laws are more likely to seek out medication online to terminate pregnancies, a study has revealed.

Study: Racism shortens lives and hurts health of blacks by promoting genes that lead to inflammation and illness

Negative social attitudes, such as racism and discrimination, damage the health of those who are targeted by triggering a cascade of aberrant biological responses, including abnormal gene activity. It is not surprising that reports documenting lifespan and causes of mortality have demonstrated a clear pattern: African Americans die sooner and bear a heavier burden of many diseases, including hypertension, heart disease, dementia and late-stage breast cancer.

Some Keto Diets Could Make This Skin Condition Far Worse, Scientists Warn

People with psoriasis should avoid certain ketogenic diets, scientists who studied its impact on mice have warned.

Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Developing, Dying of Cancer

People with psoriasis could be at greater risk of developing or dying of cancer, according to scientists.