Did Free Pens Cause the Opioid Crisis?

Chiara Zarmati Early in Dopesick, a book examining how Purdue Pharma helped addict an alarming number of Americans to opioids, Beth Macy writes about the army of drug reps who pushed the painkiller OxyContin. In its approach to sales, Macy shows, Purdue was scientific. Using information purchased from a data-mining firm, the company determined which […]

Superhero Bits: Stan Lee’s Cause of Death Revealed, Hugh Jackman Smears Ryan Reynolds & More

Which Gotham co-star is directing the 100th episode of the season? What is Stan Lee‘s official cause of death? Which comic book movie landed on the National Board of Review‘s list of the 10 best movies this year? Which Marvel directors reunited on the set of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian? Why don’t Kevin […]

A Whopping 1 in 3 Death Certificates List Wrong Cause of Death

New York City, in the early aughts, had one of the highest rates of heart disease deaths in the nation. Nearly 40 percent of deaths there were attributed officially to heart disease, according to Bob Anderson, chief of the mortality statistics branch at the National Center for Health Statistics. But the statistic didn’t align with […]

Saudi Arabia using the ‘oil weapon option’ could cause prices to soar to $150

AP Photo/Anis Belghoul There is increasing evidence Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident who has been a critic of the crown prince.   After the US threatened sanctions against Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich country seemed to hint at its ability to hit back through the energy market.  Analysts see a […]

Stomach bloating – the ‘surprising’ 20p fruit that could cause trapped wind and tummy ache

Stomach bloating affects most people at some point during their lifetime, according to the NHS. It could be caused by having a food intolerance, eating too much in one go, or even by adding certain foods to your diet. But making some diet or lifestyle changes could lower your risk of trapped wind. One of […]

Flu jab: What are the side effects? Vaccine may cause these worrying symptoms

Flu jab is routinely given to children aged two and three, children in reception class and school years one to five, and children aged two to 17 years at risk of flu. It’s also offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk of catching the virus such as people aged […]