Tag: crisis

How to Help a Friend In a Mental Health Crisis

Midway through the morning session of Mental Health First Aid, a course at the Mental Health Center of Denver, my instructor asks me to turn to one of my tablemates, look them in the eye, and ask a simple question: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” Not “hurting yourself,” because the semantics will work against

Expert warns the UK could face its own U.S. style opiod crisis

Why painkillers make your agony even WORSE: It’s the latest troubling aspect of our prescription pill epidemic – patients given ever-larger doses that never seem to work Around 8m people in the UK live with chronic pain with persistent symptoms Growing concern is many people are now being prescribed opioid painkillers  In 2017, GPs prescribed 23.8m

Commonly-prescribed antidepressant may be behind antibiotic resistance

Prozac may be driving the antibiotic-resistance crisis Commonly-prescribed antidepressant Prozac may be driving the antibiotic-resistance crisis E.coli undergoes genetic mutations when exposed to the antidepressant Up to 11% of the antidepressant passes through a person’s body into sewers Experts have warned antibiotic resistance poses ‘as big a risk as terrorism’ e-mail 1 View comments The

Soaps and toothpastes may be behind the antibiotic-resistance crisis

Are toothpaste and SOAP making you resistant to antibiotics? Chemical in everyday toiletry stops infections responding to drugs Chemical triclosan is found in many everyday hygiene products It has previously been linked to reduced heart health and an underactive thyroid Experts have warned antibiotic resistance poses ‘as big a risk as terrorism’ It is thought to