Kratom, or mitragyna speciosa, is an equatorial tree part of the coffee family which can be found predominantly in Southeast Asia. Since the 19th century, kratom has been utilized as medicine because it is assumed to have opioid properties. People have used this tincture to alleviate chronic pain, to minister opioid withdrawal symptoms or, as of recent years, for recreational purposes.
Climate change in the Western US means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.
Researchers have found that consumption of dietary supplements for weight loss, muscle building and energy leads to death, disability and hospitalization in kids and young adults, compared to vitamins.