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From suicidal shrimp to spiked tap water: where unused medications end up

From suicidal shrimp to spiked tap water: where unused medications end up

It used to be common practice to flush old medications down the toilet, but reports of feminized fish and drugged runoff have raised concerns. Alternative drug disposal methods are not much better.

Inside the misunderstood world of psychiatric service dogs
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Inside the misunderstood world of psychiatric service dogs

Service dogs for people with psychiatric disabilities and mental illnesses play a complex role in society and struggle for legitimacy. Hopes&Fears meets with the trainers of these canine companions.

You shouldn’t need a prescription to stop a deadly overdose
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You shouldn’t need a prescription to stop a deadly overdose

Naloxone won’t make you “high” or “trip.” It's a lifesaving antidote that reverses overdoses from opioids like heroin, OxyContin and Vicodin. So why isn't it available at your local pharmacy?

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Are graphic warning labels effective at keeping people from buying cigarettes?

Are graphic warning labels effective at keeping people from buying cigarettes?

Hopes&Fears talked to several public health advocates.

How the fashion industry chases the internet, with VFiles' Preston Chaunsumlit
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How the fashion industry chases the internet, with VFiles' Preston Chaunsumlit

The fashion designer turned entertainer talks about 90s top models, robots, and how porn is paving the way for innovative fashion.

  • Disease of the day

People in NYC are dying of Legionnaire's disease. Here's what it is and how to avoid it.

People in NYC are dying of Legionnaire's disease. Here's what it is and how to avoid it.

Many in the area are drinking from bottled water even after being told that tap water is safe.

  • News

Hong Kong Cleanup uses DNA to "identify" and shame litterbugs

Hong Kong Cleanup uses DNA to "identify" and shame litterbugs

Though the faces used in "Faces of Litter" were constructed using DNA from volunteers, the campaign is a stark reminder of how easy it is to be identified by even the smallest amount of evidence.

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Canadian women are faster than Indian men

Canadian women are faster than Indian men

People from Spain run the fastest, while people in the Philippines run the slowest - according to research conducted by RunRepeat which compared marathon performances across nations.

  • Wellness

Why do I feel so bad?

Why do I feel so bad?

Here are the reasons why you feel sick, depressed and generally terrible in April and May, and June, July and August. And especially September and October. And also in November, December, January...