At a recent conference of measurement science experts, ASTM International Chairman Ralph Paroli, Ph.D., of the National Research Council of Canada, delivered a keynote presentation on the increasing interest in developing consensus standards for cannabis as more governments and countries legalize marijuana.
Psychotherapy is effective, helps reduce the overall need for health services and produces long-term health improvements – but fewer people are using it, according to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA).
You probably have your own ways of dealing with stressful times. Some may be healthy, such as calling a friend, cooking a comforting dinner, or curling up in bed earlier than usual, according to Harvard Medical College’s HealthBeat newsletter.
Data from national surveys reveal a disturbing trend for 50- to 59-year-olds: the number of those reporting past-month abuse of illicit drugs — including the nonmedical use of prescription drugs — more than doubled from 2002 to 2010, going from 907,000 to 2,375,000, or from 2.7 to 5.8 percent in this population.