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Privacy versus public health

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised many issues at the intersection of law and psychology. One that is becoming a focus of debate is the tension between privacy and public health. Already, companies are using aggregate smartphone location data to assess whether residents are following stay-at-home orders. In some countries,…

What are the effects and side effects of CBD oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and other CBD products have become increasingly popular with consumers looking for an alternative treatment for a range of ailments, conditions, and diseases. Cannabis plants contain a group of substances called cannabinoids. Although there are more than 100 cannabinoids, the two most studied cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)…

Alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic

There are claims that drinking alcohol can help protect people from SARS-CoV-2, which is the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This is not true. According to the European World Health Organization (WHO), alcohol does not protect against infection or illness relating to COVID-19. In fact, it is possible that alcohol consumption may…

Pandemic Leading to Sharp Rise in People Seeking Mental Health Help

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to a sharp rise in people seeking help for mental health issues, experts tell The Washington Post. Mental health professionals are warning that the nation will see a historic wave of increases in depression, substance use, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide. The U.S. mental health system…