No ‘clear evidence’ depression is caused by chemical imbalance in the brain

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com There is no clear evidence that depression is caused by low serotonin levels, researchers have said, as they called into question the widespread use of antidepressants. The new review of existing studies found that the condition is not likely caused by a chemical imbalance and said people should be … Continue reading No ‘clear evidence’ depression is caused by chemical imbalance in the brain

Methamphetamine: Nigerian youths and substance abuse

An epidemic has hit Igboland. No one is safe. Gory tales litter the space. Photo by MART PRODUCTION on Pexels.com On October 19, 2021, a boy allegedly killed his father in Adazi Ani in Anambra State and took the father’s N50, 000 just to buy "Mkpuru mmiri." He was apprehended by youths of the community, … Continue reading Methamphetamine: Nigerian youths and substance abuse

Fentanyl trafficking, the cause of new China-US trade war

On August 2, U.S. President Donald Trump announced a new round of tariffs on Chinese imports. In a tweet, he blamed China for failing to stop fentanyl trafficking to the U.S., which he said was responsible for thousands of deaths due to drug overdose. Fentanyl and its chemical analogs are at the heart of an … Continue reading Fentanyl trafficking, the cause of new China-US trade war

Scotland confirms increasing rate of drug-related deaths

More than 1,100 people died from drugs in Scotland last year, new figures indicate, the worst level since records began. There were 1,187 drug-related deaths registered in 2018 - above 1,000 for the first time and up 253 (27%) on the previous year. The National Records of Scotland statistics indicate Scotland's drug death rate is … Continue reading Scotland confirms increasing rate of drug-related deaths

Thank God For Demi Lovato.

People with bad habits appreciate themselves more if they successfully call it quits. When the habit turns out dangerous or life-threatening and a superstar is involved, then a divine intervention is needed. Thank God that Demi Lovato made it through hell. In 2010, the 'Cool for the Summer' singer aged 19, checked into rehab for … Continue reading Thank God For Demi Lovato.

Maria Sharapova Disgraced Again.

"I made a huge mistake," she said. "I have let my fans down and let the sport down that I have been playing since the age of four, that I love so deeply. "I know that with this I face consequences and I don't want to end my career this way. I really hope to … Continue reading Maria Sharapova Disgraced Again.