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Fears UK could follow the US into opioid crisis

Fears UK could follow the US into opioid crisis

Technology
By Sadiya Chowdhury, news reporter Overuse of powerful prescription medication could lead to an addiction crisis in the UK similar to that being seen in the US, mental health professionals are warning.Public Health England will publish a review tomorrow showing that 141 million prescriptions were handed out for strong painkillers, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills last year. Doctors issued nearly 71 million prescriptions for antidepressants - a 97% increase compared to 2008. Opiates were up to 40.5 million - 22% more when compared to a decade earlier. And more than 500,000 more sleeping tablets were doled out, a 10% increase.Anti-depressants are included because officials say some people suffer severe symptoms ...
Arsenal boss Unai Emery lauds Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and wants his academy graduates to follow their lead

Arsenal boss Unai Emery lauds Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and wants his academy graduates to follow their lead

Sports
VERY GOOD The Eagles academy products have been in outstanding form for Roy Hodgson's men so far this season Arsenal boss Unai Emery has heaped praise on Crystal Palace academy duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and insists he has plenty of his own young players pushing for a place in his squad. The Gunners host Roy Hodgson’s Palace on Sunday and are looking to maintain their push for a top-four finish. Wilfried Zaha, left, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have both been outstanding for Crystal Palace this season While the Eagles have endured difficult spells during the campaign, Zaha and Wan-Bissaka have often stood out as star performers. They both came through the ranks at Selhurst Park and have been linked with moves away this summer. Emery sin
Jordan Pickford: Everton star must avoid complacency or he will follow in the footsteps of Joe Hart

Jordan Pickford: Everton star must avoid complacency or he will follow in the footsteps of Joe Hart

Sports
“Joe Hart is arrogant and making far too many mistakes,” Roy Keane remarked ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier with Montenegro in 2013.“I’d have dropped him six months ago.” At the time, this comment was dismissed as just another candid put-down by the former Manchester United captain. Pickford has come under criticism for his recent performances Never one to hold back with a scathing assessment, his thoughts concerning the Manchester City goalkeeper were filed away under ‘harsh’ and few gave it much thought. This was a player who had won the Premier League two seasons earlier, claimed his third successive Golden Gloves award and started as England’s first choice in the last two major tournaments. ...
Should I follow Warren Buffett's 90/10 investing strategy?

Should I follow Warren Buffett's 90/10 investing strategy?

Finance
I'm in my early 50s, have more than $ 1 million in retirement savings and plan to retire around age 60. I've heard about Warren Buffett's strategy of keeping 90% of one's assets in stocks and 10% in bonds and like the idea of investing my savings that way to earn higher returns. I know my accounts would take a hit if stock prices fall, but I believe I could survive a market downturn. Do you think this is a good strategy for retirees and near retirees?—C.P. Anyone who's followed the strategy of putting 90% of their money in stocks and 10% in bonds that Warren Buffett mentioned in his 2013 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders — would have done very well in recent years. After all, since that missive was released in March 2014, stocks have returned nearly 60%, while the broad taxable bo
Follow These 3 Rules That Let You Eat More and Lose Weight

Follow These 3 Rules That Let You Eat More and Lose Weight

Health
These healthy eating tips from a nutritionist are crazy easy to follow. For some people, buzzy meal plans like Whole30 and the ketogenic diet are the only things that motivate them to overhaul their eating habits. For others, diets can be seriously problematic. That’s one reason New York City–based nutritionist Brooke Alpert, RD, wrote The Diet Detox. An anti-diet guide to making healthy food choices, the book provides “ten simple rules to help you stop dieting, start eating, and lose the weight for good.”According to Alpert, diets don’t work because they have expiration dates; you're only supposed to be on them for a fixed amount of time. When they end, so does your weight-loss success. A better idea, she believes, is to follow a meal plan that helps you develop