A rapid, fast-moving wildfire engulfed a Canadian village this week within minutes of setting a new heat record. The British Columbia Coroners Service announced on Friday that two people have died in the fire that devastated the small Canadian village of Lytton. During British Columbia’s record-breaking heat wave, more than 230 deaths were reported. Lytton […]Read More After temperatures topped 121 degrees, a Canadian village was ‘devastated’ by wildfires
Following the UK’s long and most severe lockdown in May, Kitty Grew started to commute from her north London home to her office five miles away, as part of a dry-run program. She wakes up early in the morning to ride her bike a few blocks down a suburban lane of terraced houses toward the city […]Read More Many are afraid of returning to normal life after one of the world’s strictest lockdowns is lifted
We are often recommended to take 10,000 steps a day by fitness tracking devices. In truth, the goal of walking 10,000 steps, which many of us believe is based on science, is a product of coincidence and sticky history rather than research. The 10,000-step target was popularized in Japan in the 1960s by I-Min Lee, […]Read More Does the 10,000-step a day rule really apply to our health?
People consume more and more psychoactive substances like alcohol as their craving for drug-induced happiness/escape grows. An increasing number of people with problematic alcohol consumption is directly related to increasing alcohol consumption. When alcohol consumption or drug use leads to impairments in physical, social or occupational functioning, it usually shows that one depends on alcohol. […]Read More What are some ways to motivate someone to give up drugs or alcohol?
Andy would be granted several concessions at school/work and at home if he developed a fever. He may even get a “get well soon” card from people sympathising for him. He wouldn’t have to worry about going to the doctor. Several tests and medications would be prescribed by the physician. Eventually, he would recover and […]Read More Why do addictions need treatment?
Rarely do we realize that all our beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors are gradually hardwired into our brains. Certain brain structures play an important role in the genesis of addictive behavior and are encoded in our brains as well. The following is an attempt to simplify and understand the biology of addiction. Beat addictive behaviors is […]Read More The biology of addiction
There is no doubt that cigarette smoking contributes to a significant number of diseases and premature deaths worldwide. Smoking increases your risk for oral and throat cancer, lung cancer, oesophagus, pancreas, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, rectum cancer, and a number of terrible lung diseases. All human organ systems are adversely affected […]Read More How do I quit smoking ?
In terms of most abused drugs, alcohol ranks second. Numerous deaths have been caused by chronic alcohol consumption and overdoses. As a result of regular alcohol consumption, tolerance develops. In order to get a high from alcohol, one must consume more alcohol. Upon reaching tolerance, the body will tremble, ache, and refuse to sleep when […]Read More How do I quit drinking?