Child gamers are using dangerously powerful stimulants

Children are fueling marathon gaming sessions with ‘dangerous’ stimulants that have DOUBLE the caffeine of Red Bull and are promoted by YouTube stars like KSI and FaZe Jarvis Gaming supplements sold to children on Amazon contain up to 200mg caffeine Equivalent of six cans of Coke, two-and-half cans of Red Bull or three espressos  Required no proof of age to […]

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Nine Powerful Images Celebrating #BlackBreastfeedingWeek

The reasons behind the creation of Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25-31), now in its seventh year, are not happy ones. Racial disparities in breastfeeding rates are huge: As cited on Black Breastfeeding Week’s website, 75% of white women have breastfed, while only 58.9% of Black women have. Given the benefits that breastfeeding can have for both mother and baby, that […]

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Retina-on-a-chip provides powerful tool for studying eye disease

The development of a retina-on-a-chip, which combines living human cells with an artificial tissue-like system, has been described today in the open-access journal eLife. This cutting-edge tool may provide a useful alternative to existing models for studying eye disease and allow scientists to test the effects of drugs on the retina more efficiently. Many diseases that cause blindness harm the […]

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This Sorority Is Taking a Stand Against Body Insecurities in a Powerful Photo Series

Sororities have always been about the lifelong bonds of sisterhood. But Greek life has also been criticized for hazing, bullying, and fostering a culture of body shaming. One sorority challenged that criticism by magic-markering messages of self-love on their own skin—and posting the images on Instagram.  The messages are part of #ThisIsMe Week, a campaign created by the Delta Phi Epsilon chapter at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. […]

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FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid, Dsuvia (Sufentanil), Despite Criticisms

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 — Ruling against the recommendation of one of its chief experts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved an extremely potent new opioid painkiller, Dsuvia. The drug is a 30-microgram pill that packs the same punch as 5 milligrams of intravenous morphine, according to the Washington Post. The tiny pill comes packaged in a […]

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