Health Effects of Recreational and Medical Use of Marijuana

Marijuana is a drug. It’s a drug that alters the mind. It comes from the cannabis plant. When the plant is smoked or ingested, the chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabionol (THC) produces psychoactive effects. Users will smoke marijuana by grinding up the cannabis plant and roll it into cigarettes, also known as joints. They may also place the crushed plants into pipes or water pipes, which are called bongs. Vaporizers are also used, and are becoming most preferred because it doesn’t produce smoke. Those who ingest marijuana make brownies, candy, cookies, and drink tea made from the plant. There are also THC-rish resins, […]

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What Vaccine Should You Get Before Traveling for Rio Olympics?

Rio, Brazil is absolutely beautiful! You will love it when you go to experience the Olympic Games. It’s something you you’ll remember forever…in a good way, as long as you get the proper vaccinations. Since the Olympics are from August 5 to August 21, right now is the perfect time to start thinking about the vaccines you need to get. Even though it’s paradise, it does have some dangerous illnesses and diseases floating around, so it’s important to keep yourself healthy.   Your doctor can probably list off some of the vaccines you should receive, however, there’s a chance he […]

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What are Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs and What Can We Do About Them?

Antibiotics are almost 100 years old. For decades we have used these bacteria-battling drugs to control and kill infections that cause illness. But in the last few years, antibiotics have lost some of their power. Some types of bacteria are winning. Antibiotic-resistant superbugs now exist that cannot be beaten with antibiotic treatment. Why is this happening, and what can we do to prevent the problem becoming a public health disaster? What are Superbugs? So-called superbugs are in the news. There are many different strains of bacteria called superbugs that are resistant to any type of antibiotic treatment. Every year more […]

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6 Reasons There Should Be Insurance Coverage for Yoga and Meditation Services

People have been practicing yoga and meditation for centuries. They are exercises that promote maximum health and well-being, and the benefits are long term. The popularity of these is increasing as more people see how much better they feel after using them. The problem is that even though they are great exercises to preserve health, they are not covered by insurance. This is quite disheartening since it is a prevention tool, and there are other means of prevention that are covered by insurance policies. This isn’t the only reason they should be covered by insurance, though. The following are five […]

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Ebola Outbreak- How Safe is it to Travel

The recent outbreak of Ebola has caused widespread fear not only in West African countries but possibly the world over. With a fatality rate of up to 90%, Ebola is one of the most lethal viral diseases with currently no effective vaccine or treatment to prevent it. It has taken many casualties, spreading to multiple countries, and if unchecked, can turn into a major outbreak which would take months to contain. Ebola is caused by the Ebola virus, which is transmitted through direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids from infected people, dead or alive. As the Ebola virus […]

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Expatriate Health Insurance Explained

With a large number of different insurance plans on offer today it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. Some plans you may not have heard of before but can offer significant benefits for travel and overseas living. For example, expatriate insurance comes with many advantages for people who are living abroad. Find out more about expatriate insurance below. Expatriate insurance, as the name suggests, is for expats – people who are living for extended periods of time outside their home country. They may have moved for work, or their spouse’s work, for study or to […]

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