Mexico City museum shines a torch on the country’s drug war in all its ugliness and complexity, but also devotes space to the ancient roots of drug use in Mesoamerica, such as the use of hallucinogenic peyote and mushrooms by the Maya and Aztecs.
After legally buying poppy seeds, a University of Colorado student recently died of opium tea overdose. Unfortunately, as Friedrich Wilhelm Sertürner discovered in the early 1800s, morphine and other opiates have a narrow therapeutic index, i.e. there’s an extremely fine line between their therapeutic and toxic effects.
Teenager who fell unconscious in bath is saved by twin sister’s ‘sixth sense’.
If this were a medical emergency, it appears it would look something like this:
The Illness– Reckless and irresponsible betting led to huge losses. The Diagnosis– Insufficient gambling. The Cure– A Trillion dollar stack of chips provided by the house. The Prognosis– We are so screwed.