Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It is often used to lace other drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, to increase their potency and addictiveness. Fentanyl is also sometimes sold on its own, as a white powder or pressed into pills that look like other prescription opioids. Continue reading
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Nope, coffee won’t give you extra energy. It’ll just borrow a bit that you’ll pay for later
Emma Beckett, University of Newcastle
Many of us want (or should I say need?) our morning coffee to give us our “get up and go”. Altogether, the people of the world drink more than two billion cups of coffee each day.
You might think coffee gives you the energy to get through the morning or the day – but coffee might not be giving you as much as you think.
What long-term opioid use does to your body and brain
In his new autobiography, Matthew Perry reveals that his colon burst as a result of his addiction to opioid painkillers. The 53-year-old actor, who played Chandler Bing in Friends, was in a coma for two weeks following the incident and had to wear a colostomy bag for nine months.
Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain – new study
Joanna Moncrieff, UCL and Mark Horowitz, UCL
For three decades, people have been deluged with information suggesting that depression is caused by a “chemical imbalance” in the brain – namely an imbalance of a brain chemical called serotonin. However, our latest research review shows that the evidence does not support it.
Cantourage UK brings Together Pharma’s Uganda-grown medical cannabis to the United Kingdom
Cantourage UK and Israeli medical cannabis producer Together Pharma (TASE: TGTR) have brought the first Ugandan medical cannabis to the United Kingdom. From today, patients throughout the UK will have access to two of Together Pharma’s high-THC genetics: Glueberry OG® and Power Plant. Continue reading