Quarantine as a means to protect the public from health threats, such as the current Coronavirus outbreak, may have a lasting psychological impact on people. Being quarantined raises the risk for PTSD and other mental health disorders. However, it remains the safest option for those exposed to infection to prevent disease spread.
Kratom, a herbal supplement used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, is unsafe to use, researchers report. The supplement has been linked to an increased risk of tachycardia, hallucinations, coma, and cardiac arrest.