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Egyptian authorities designate popular cough medicines as narcotic drugs
Egypt

Egyptian authorities designate popular cough medicines as narcotic drugs

The Egyptian Drug Authority has added to its list of narcotic substances 14 over-the-counter drugs, including a number of common…
Louvre in Paris removes Sackler name after opioid protests
World

Louvre in Paris removes Sackler name after opioid protests

PARIS (AP) — France’s Louvre Museum in Paris has become the first major institution to remove the Sackler family name…
Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison
World

Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison

Once one of the world’s most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to…
Selfies and the self: what they say about us and society
World

Selfies and the self: what they say about us and society

The selfie craze speaks volumes about the era in which we live: how images race around the globe and can…
Schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’
Technology

Schools reckon with social stress: ‘I’m on my phone so much’

BUFFALO, NY (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not…
UK proposes banning social media ‘likes’ for children
Technology

UK proposes banning social media ‘likes’ for children

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other…
Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age — to 100
Health & Fitness

Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age — to 100

Would-be cigarette smokers in the US state of Hawaii might have to wait a very long time for their first…
US life expectancy drops again as overdoses climb
World

US life expectancy drops again as overdoses climb

Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb — taking more than…
Egyptian mother chains her child to bed due to drug abuse
Egypt

Egyptian mother chains her child to bed due to drug abuse

Egyptian TV host Wael al-Ebrashy broadcast a video showing a mother who chained her 10-year-old son to a bed to…
1,384 addiction abuse, smoking scenes recorded in first half of Ramadan
Cinema/TV

1,384 addiction abuse, smoking scenes recorded in first half of Ramadan

The Media Observatory of the Social Solidarity Fund of the Ministry of Social Solidarity recorded 1,384 scenes of smoking and…
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