Adverse Events of the Long-Term Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-cancer Pain: A Narrative Review
“Background: The long-term use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) has drawn more attention and debate. Although opioids are frequently used to treat chronic pain, their effectiveness and safety over extended periods are still unknown.”

Does apple cider vinegar really help with weight loss and lower cholesterol? Experts explain the science-backed benefits and how much to take
“Apple cider vinegar has long been a pantry staple, thanks to its versatility as an ingredient in everything from salad dressings to sauces and stews. More recently, this vinegar made from fermented apple juice has also gained a reputation for its medicinal properties. The tart-tasting liquid has been promoted for accelerating weight loss, lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and boosting energy. Which of the claims are backed up by science? Fortune asked two nutritional experts to dig into the evidence surrounding apple cider vinegar’s potential benefits.”

When it comes to physical activity, every bit counts
“There’s no such thing as “the best exercise.” Rather lots of things — big and small — can help”

New Study Reveals Surprising Link Between Exercise And Brain Size
“A recent study by researchers from the Pacific Neuroscience Institute Brain Health Center and Washington University in St Louis discovered a strong connection between regular exercise and the size of crucial brain regions linked to memory and learning. Analyzing MRI scans of 10,125 people, the study revealed that even modest physical activity, like taking fewer than 4,000 steps a day, had a positive impact on the brain. Those who walked or ran showed larger volumes in areas responsible for decision-making and memory. This implies that setting achievable exercise goals, such as walking, can significantly benefit cognitive health by influencing key brain regions.”

Trying to be more mindful in 2024? Try these tips for being mindful with your partner and kids
“With the new year comes new year’s resolutions. Many of us might be making those familiar promises to be healthier, go on that trip we’ve always wanted to take or learn a new language. But if you’re among the many wanting to be more mindful in 2024, you’re certainly not alone.”

The One Word That Kills Relationships
“In my time as a psychotherapist, I was always amazed at how constant, small demands made by one partner on the other ended up producing anger and bitterness and killing the relationship. These demands were often driven by an individual’s hidden, unconscious script of how their partner “should” act.”