Diplo Isn't Taking Any Chances With His Kids & Coronavirus

So many parents, celebrity and otherwise, are spending more time than ever before with their kids while we’re all hunkering down to slow the spread of coronavirus. But one famous dad has made the difficult decision to do the opposite. Music producer Diplo shared on social media that he’s isolating himself from his sons for the sake of his family’s […]

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No, Music City Isn't Just for Country Fans & Bachelorettes (Ugh)

Nashville is on the rise, y’all. I can say “y’all” now that I’ve been living here three years, right? And hey, if you thought traveling to Music City was just for country fans and so, so, so many bachelorettes (ugh), I don’t blame you. But it’s time to think again. Tennessee’s capitol is actually a fantastic place to travel — or […]

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Exclusive: Tiffani Thiessen's Kid Knows Santa Isn't Real & She's Into It

As the oldest of four siblings, I was the first to find out that the supplier of Christmas presents isn’t the holly-jolly man in red that I thought it was. While of course that revelation was a little disappointing, learning the truth brought with it a sense of pride: I was a big kid, I was on my parents’ team […]

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Why Isn't There a Hepatitis C Vaccine—And When Can You Expect One?

Most people get vaccinated against so many diseases as a child that it can be easy to assume you’ve received vaccines for practically everything. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, and some infections still pose a threat. Take hepatitis C, for instance, an infection that can attack your liver and inflammation and even liver damage in some cases. The hepatitis C virus […]

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Ketamine isn’t an opioid and treats depression in a unique way

Ketamine has gotten a bad rap as an opioid when there’s plenty of evidence suggesting it isn’t one, Johns Hopkins experts say. They believe this reputation may hamper patients from getting necessary treatment for the kinds of depression that don’t respond to typical antidepressants. In a new paper, the researchers clarify the mechanism behind ketamine’s mechanism of action in hopes […]

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Opioid addiction is a public health crisis—the way we’re talking about it isn’t helping.

The misuse of and addiction to opioids is a public health crisis in the United States. Part of solving that crisis, say two Northeastern researchers, is changing how we talk about addiction. Leo Beletsky, an associate professor at Northeastern who studies opioid addiction, and Zachary Siegel, a doctoral candidate who’s working with him, are creating “Change the Narrative,” a guide […]

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When You’re in the Depths of Depression, Asking for Help Isn’t Always an Option

I am depressed. Again. And if I’m being honest, I have been for quite some time. That said, it is easy for me to write these words. It feels comfortable, natural. Like I am having a conversation with myself. But to say these words — to look another human being in the eye and admit that I am not OK […]

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