Category Archives: Society

Antipsychotic Drugs Prescribed to Seniors at Alarming Rates

Posted on by

Author: David Bruser

pills
Thousands of seniors in Ontario nursing homes are on a powerful mix of antipsychotics and sedatives, according to a new provincial Health Ministry report that surfaced after a recent Star investigation. The report, commissioned by the ministry and co-authored by a leading doctor and scientist, sheds new light on the...

“Crimes against Peace” – Historic Class Action Law Suit

Posted on by

Author: Inder Comar

bush1
On March 13, 2013, my client, an Iraqi single mother and refugee now living in Jordan, filed a class action lawsuit against George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz in a federal court in California. She alleges that these six defendants planned and waged...

Kiwis Taking To ‘Hillbilly Heroin’

Posted on by

Author: Shane Cowlishaw

Unknown
New Zealanders are popping prescription pills with alarming regularity, and a painkiller known as "hillbilly heroin" is being handed out too easily. Results from this year's Global Drug Survey, conducted in partnership with Fairfax Media, found that, of the 5731 New Zealand respondents, two-thirds had used prescription anti-pain or anti-anxiety drugs...

History Of The Celts

Posted on by

Author: Owen Jarus

gullnaal
The “Celts” refer to a people that thrived in both ancient and modern times. Today, the term often refers to the cultures, languages and people that are based in Scotland, Ireland, other parts of the British Isles and Brittany in France. “Today six Celtic languages survive — the Gaelic group...

A Hard Childhood Accelerates Kids’ Cellular Aging

Posted on by

Author: Carl Engelking

child
In the musical “Annie,” a youthful Shirley Temple sings about the strenuous life of an orphan in “It’s the Hard Knock Life.” As it turns out, little Annie was wise beyond her years. A new study shows that children from stressful, disadvantaged social environments get kicked even at the cellular...

How the Digital Age Has Eroded Student Privacy

Posted on by

Author: David R. Wheeler

surveilance
In 1965, when Mary Beth Tinker was 13 years old, she wore a black armband to her junior high school to protest the Vietnam War. The school promptly suspended her, but her protest eventually led to a landmark Supreme Court case: Tinker v. Des Moines. In their verdict, the court vindicated Tinker by...