Tag Archives: Crisis

Opioid a Thousand Times More Potent Than Morphine Is Approved at Height of Opioid Addiction Crisis

An estimated 202,600 Americans died from opioid overdoses between 2002 and 2015,1 and drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.2 Despite all the public warnings and national efforts to rein in this lethal trend, overdose cases admitted into emergency rooms still increased by more than 30… Read More »

In-Depth: Technology's role in tackling the global mental health crisis

Globally more and more health professionals are stressing the importance of mental health services, but getting patients those services can be tricky. The shortage of trained professionals and the stigma of mental illness in many countries around the world have often created a barrier to treatment. But recently technology has come into play to tackle… Read More »

Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis?

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