anxiety

Prisons

The impact of incarceration

The United States has experienced an unparalleled epidemic of incarceration in the past 40 years. That’s the crux of the research that Ricky Camplain, an assistant professor in Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) and the Department of Health Sciences, has done for years. Her research with collaborators has shown that more than nine million Americans

Health

How CBD Can Fix Your Sleep Schedule

People have used cannabis medicinally and recreationally for a long time. Compounds called cannabinoids primarily cause the effects of cannabis. And two of the most common are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The effects of THC and CBD on the brain differ, but both are psychoactive. CBD is non-impairing, unlike THC. There are many reasons

Opioid epidemic

New Opioid Death Numbers Show COVID Lockdowns Cost Lives

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show deaths involving opioids surged 37 percent between 2019 and 2020. An estimated 69,710 Americans lost their lives due to opioid overdoses last year, bolstering claims the COVID-19 lockdowns cost more than money. They cost lives. “The nation’s COVID pandemic made the nation’s drug overdose epidemic worse,” The

COVID-19

A perfect storm:’ Body-image struggles, eating disorders converge during pandemic

Beyond the physical toll of COVID-19, many are facing pandemic-related mental health challenges, including the way they view themselves and their bodies. Stress, anxiety, depression and decreased human interaction all play a role in the development of negative body image, said Amy Lerner Wasserbauer, a clinical psychologist and counselor at Arizona State University. “COVID has

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CBD: Its Therapeutic Role For Improving Mental Health

Mental health is as crucial as the physical signs and symptoms you experience now and then. Long-term psychological issues often transform into physical ailments. Also, it leads to physiological distress and prevents your immune responses. Some common mental disorders like depression, anxiety, and mood swings haunt the lives of many people. In such cases, herbal

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