Antibiotics are over-prescribed in Canada and worldwide, often for infections that do not need their help, particularly respiratory conditions. While these unnecessary prescriptions may contribute to the development of resistant bacteria, there is another reason to be cautious about antibiotics: Direct harms caused by these drugs.
Want to make drugs less lethal? Legalize them.
Marijuana, i.e., cannabis, is now legal in eleven states for recreational use, thirty-three states for medical purposes, and another sixteen states have decriminalized it (usually fines for possession of small amounts). The upcoming election will see several legalization ballot measures, including recreational use legalization in Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey and medical use in Mississippi. South Dakota will have both medical and…
New Year’s anxiety hangover? Here’s what’s happening in your brain
Have you ever woken up in the morning (or afternoon) in a cloud of worry after having a few drinks the night before?