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Chicagoans Battle With Opioids

Chicagoans Battle With Opioids

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, opioids are a class of drugs that come in different forms including prescription and synthetic forms. Opioids are addictive as they initially start out as painkillers for those who need them. Over time, users begin to become dependent upon the drug and begin to abuse it. The prescription form of […]

Losartan Is Recalled for the Fourth Time Since December

Losartan Is Recalled for the Fourth Time Since December

In late April of 2019, the company Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., the maker of the blood pressure medicine Losartan, recalled some of their pills. The company said that although there have been no reported cases of sickness from the medication, there is a small risk that some substances inside the pill may cause cancer. Pills that […]

Measles in the U.S. Is Increasing at an Alarming Rate

Measles in the U.S. Is Increasing at an Alarming Rate

  In the United States, the amount of people affected by the infectious measles sickness in 2019 is significantly larger than almost any year since 2000. This is, in part, as a result of U.S. residents leaving the country unvaccinated, returning ill, and spreading measles in their own state. However, the fact that they are […]

The Teacher’s Strike Wave Continues

The Teacher’s Strike Wave Continues

Teacher’s strikes seem to be the new wave flooding the nation. As of February 2019, there are several active walkouts. As of now, the first strike of the year is over. A deal was reached by the union in Los Angeles on January 22, with the country’s second-largest school district that called for smaller classroom sizes […]

Alternatives to Antidepressants for Mild Depression

Alternatives to Antidepressants for Mild Depression

Medication is not necessarily the best treatment for everyone with mild depression. The typical procedure is a daily regimen of antidepressants, aka selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Why take pills when there are alternatives? Understanding the difference between mild and major depressive disorder (MMD) as well as sadness is essential before deciding on what treatment is needed. Also […]

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