Opioid Crisis Friday: British dad, 40, killed by lethal dose of fentanyl on family trip to Disney World.

Story by Francesca Edwards  A British father died on a family trip to Disney World in Florida after ingesting poisonous fentanyl. An inquest into his death at Maidstone County Hall heard how he was rushed to hospital where his condition rapidly deteriorated. He died shortly after. Just two milligrams of the deadly substance are neededContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: British dad, 40, killed by lethal dose of fentanyl on family trip to Disney World.”

Book Review Tuesday: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was the book selected for the True Crime Book Club in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I understand that Michelle was obsessed with this case. I read this book, I listened to this book, and I have watched the special onContinue reading “Book Review Tuesday: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.”

True Crime Sundays: Police Identify the 4 University of Idaho Students Found Dead in Off-Campus Apartment

University President Scott Green confirmed the student’s deaths were being investigated as possible homicides By Charmaine Patterson. People Magazine The identities of the four University of Idaho students who were found dead in an off-campus apartment on Sunday have been identified. Moscow, Idaho, police shared the names of the students in a news release on its website on Monday: EthanContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Police Identify the 4 University of Idaho Students Found Dead in Off-Campus Apartment”

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years for defrauding investors

By California, Kari Paul in San Jose with the Guardian A federal judge has sentenced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to more than 11 years in prison over her role in the blood testing firm that collapsed after its technology was revealed to be largely fraudulent. Holmes was convicted in January on four counts of defrauding investors.Continue reading “Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years for defrauding investors”

Opioid Crisis: FDA takes steps to authorize some overdose-reversing medicines for over-the-counter sale

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a notice that could help increase access to overdose-reversing naloxone drug products without the need for a prescription, paving the way to make more of them available for over-the-counter use.  Naloxone is a medication that blocks opiate receptors in the nervous system and rapidly reverses opioid overdosesContinue reading “Opioid Crisis: FDA takes steps to authorize some overdose-reversing medicines for over-the-counter sale”

Need to Boost Your Brain’s Health?

Thinking about your mental fitness? Many everyday habits and conditions can impact our brain power — up or down. Memory lapses can occur at any age, and aging alone is generally not a cause of mental decline. When significant memory loss occurs as we age, it is likely due to physical disorders, brain injury or neurologicalContinue reading “Need to Boost Your Brain’s Health?”

Mental Health Mondays: The Most Powerful Tool For Mental Well-Being I Learned From Psych

Be not that which shall arise. Does the tree resist the falling of its leaves? Does the river resist its inevitable flow? Does the sage resist the coming of a feeling? They don’t, for resistance is pointless. Reaction is wisdom’s nemesis. Have you ever fired off a snarky email and instantly regretted it? Have youContinue reading “Mental Health Mondays: The Most Powerful Tool For Mental Well-Being I Learned From Psych”

Tiffany tycoon dies after falling from cruise ship while on holiday with boyfriend

The owner of the Tiffany’s jewellery empire in Turkey has died after plunging from a cruise ship in the South Pacific. Dilek Ertek, 71, fell in the sea off the coast of Tahiti while on holiday with her Swiss boyfriend. Police on the island questioned the unnamed man after requests from her family. But heContinue reading “Tiffany tycoon dies after falling from cruise ship while on holiday with boyfriend”

True Crime Sundays: Prosecutors in Jennifer Dulos case accused of violating attorney-client privilege

STAMFORD — A lawyer representing Michelle Troconis, who is charged in the death of Jennifer Dulos, is seeking for the entire Norwalk-Stamford State’s Attorney’s Office to be removed from the case for an alleged violation of attorney-client privilege. In a motion filed Tuesday, Jon Schoenhorn, Troconis’s attorney, claims state prosecutors “deliberately violated” his client’s Sixth Amendment rightsContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Prosecutors in Jennifer Dulos case accused of violating attorney-client privilege”

Quote from Theodore Roosevelt

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. Theodore Roosevelt In a speech given at the University of Paris in 1910, Theodore Roosevelt sang the praises of anyone who “strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again,” fervently dismissing those who stand back and critique the efforts ofContinue reading “Quote from Theodore Roosevelt”