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What is causing the overdose deaths in Australia?

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The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre run by UNSW released a report in August revealing some very sobering statistics, which can be found here.

They found that in 2016 there were 1045 opioid-induced deaths among Australians aged 15-64 years (6.6 per 100,000 people), which is an increase over the last ten years from 3.8 per 100,000 people in 2007. Continue reading “What is causing the overdose deaths in Australia?”

Chronic Pain: What can we do about it?

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Last week, I wrote about the definition of pain, and some of the physiology behind it.

Today, I’m going to talk a little about some of the management strategies for chronic pain. Continue reading “Chronic Pain: What can we do about it?”

Marijuana: is it really harmless?

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Can marijuana really be considered a “social” drug like alcohol- potentially dangerous if imbibed in large quantities, but on the whole, generally harmless?

Continue reading “Marijuana: is it really harmless?”

Boxers or briefs: could it affect your sperm?

Male underwear choice. A highly personal decision based on comfort and fit, but does it have an impact on sperm count? Continue reading “Boxers or briefs: could it affect your sperm?”