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Black Market Weed Is Growing Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal

Black Market Weed Is Growing Where Medical Marijuana Is Legal

Cannabis use disorder occurs when users' lives are impaired by cravings or withdrawal, for example. Medical marijuana laws vary from state to state, so applying national data could miss serious geographic differences. Survey participants self-reported marijuana use, and researchers noted participants may have been more willing to report use as marijuana became more publicly acceptable. Read More

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Sanctuary cities threatened with loss of federal grant money

Both the city and county support legal efforts challenging Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities . New York City, the largest jurisdiction addressed by Sessions' letters , receives $9 million a year in DOJ grants. The statement was part of an ongoing dispute between Republican President Donald Trump and cities including NY over immigration policy. "Maybe we should ask them if we're soft on crime", he said. Read More

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5 things to know about Jackie Robinson Day

Not only do you get the engrossing sports memorabilia, but you also get to hear sports legends like former Phillie Bill White and U.S. Olympian Herb Douglas talk about their experience of playing with Jackie and knowing him off the field. "My dad was a humble person". It was a time working- and middle-class men and woman of all ages, classes, races and religions commingled in the stands rooting for Jackie Robinson and his teammates, regardless of ethnic origin, game after game. Read More

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College baseball: UCLA honors Jackie Robinson Day with throwback uniforms

MVP awards, All-Star selections and championships recognized his skills as a player. Jackie Robinson was a father, a husband, a baseball player, a civil rights leader and a role model. Weighing in at over 700 pounds, the statue will be secured with a steel rod and is said to have three quotes chosen by Robinson's family. Now 94, widow Rachel Robinson is traveling from the East Coast to attend the unveiling along with daughter Sharon and son David . Read More

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New Study Recommends PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer

New Study Recommends PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer

Active surveillance has become a more common treatment choice for men with lower-risk prostate cancer over the past several years, and may reduce the chance of overtreatment. If you treated everyone who was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which is what used to be done, most men would not benefit. The PSA test measures the blood level of a naturally occurring protein secreted by the prostate. Read More

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Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 25 Percent of US Men

Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 25 Percent of US Men

In fact, nearly every sexually active man or woman will get it during their lifetime. As more people are vaccinated, further declines in HPV and the cancers it causes will be seen, she said. "The vaccine is targeted to very young kids because you have to catch them before they are sexually active", McQuillan explained. The publication manifested that when adding all types of HPV cases, the percentage of affected adults rose to 43 percent. Read More

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Girl burned while making homemade slime

Girl burned while making homemade slime

Doctors said burns and blisters on her hands were due to Borax exposure. "When we looked at them, they were covered in blisters", said Siobhan Quinn, Kathleen's mother. However, just because it's safe for use in those applications does not mean it's safe to use for other purposes, such as making homemade slime, Consumer Reports told NBC News. Read More

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CCTV shows 'new suspect' in Kim Jong Nam murder

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi confirmed on Wednesday that Mr Kim Jong Nam's body had been identified based on DNA samples provided by a child of the deceased. At a glitzy bar in the heart of Kuala Lumpur , just a stone's throw from the Petronas Twin Towers, the Beach Club was where 25-year-old Indonesian Siti Aisyah was first introduced to a North Korean man known as James. Read More

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Maruti plant violence: 31 workers found guilty, 13 of murdering GM

Maruti plant violence: 31 workers found guilty, 13 of murdering GM

Human Resources Manager Awanish Kumar Dev was burned to death. The plant is now functioning with new staff. Lawyer Rebecca John, who represented the workers, confirmed that 117 of the 148 accused have been acquitted of all charges. Violence had erupted at the plant over disciplinary action against an employee during which agitated workers had gone on the rampage, torching a part of the factory, beating Avanish Kumar Dev who sustained fractures in hands and legs and then setting the ... Read More

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Study links soy consumption to breast cancer survival

Study links soy consumption to breast cancer survival

Those in the group with the highest score were 35 percent more likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer , compared with those in the group with the lowest score. "For women with hormone receptor-negative breast cancer , soy food products may potentially have a protective effect", she said. It's important to note that the study found only an association between an inflammatory diet and the risk of breast cancer , and can not prove that this type of diet caused the women's breast ... Read More

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Mauricio Pochettino hails Tottenham's belief after holding out for win over Everton

Mauricio Pochettino hails Tottenham's belief after holding out for win over Everton

A fourth hat-trick in ten games for Kane seemed to be on the cards with eighteen minutes left on the clock but the England global was flagged offside as he made to convert a Kyle Walker low cross. Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli did brilliantly to force a turnover high up the pitch, and their teammate made no mistake by slotting the ball under Robles and into the net. Read More

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Lab tests found less than 1% soy protein in Subway chicken

Lab tests found less than 1% soy protein in Subway chicken

A poultry analysis of various fast food restaurants from CBC Marketplace last week found that Subway's chicken may actually contain less chicken DNA than one would hope. "Subway has shared the results of the independent tests with " Marketplace " and the lab that conducted the flawed test". It said that it contacted Subway for answers in February and the sandwich chain "chose not to provide answers beyond saying that the results were "false". Read More

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Flu-Related Deaths In Oklahoma In Last Week

While flu activity remains elevated over the baseline rate of 2.2% for influenza-like illness, the new national report offers some good news during a flu season marked by severe illness. The traditional flu season runs through May, and as such, Long said people who have not received a flu shot yet this year may wish to consider doing so now. Read More

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Millennials' Colorectal Cancer Risk Like Those Born in 1890

Millennials' Colorectal Cancer Risk Like Those Born in 1890

The outlook is so bad that experts say the situation compares with the late 1800s - more than a century ago. In addition, her research team suggests the age to initiate screening people at average risk may need to be reconsidered. For example, in adults ages 20 to 29, the rate of colon cancer increased by 2.4 percent each year, and for adults ages 30 to 39, the rate increased by 1 percent each year. Read More

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Labour's Gillian Troughton wishes new Copeland MP well

He said: "I was elected to lead this party, I was elected to oppose austerity and to oppose the redistribution of wealth in the wrong direction, which is what this Government is doing". And the veteran Labour backbencher David Winnick said Mr Corbyn was an "obstacle" to victory and should consider his position. Harrison said Corbyn did not represent "ordinary working people" in the district. Read More

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Fatal heroin overdoses triple — CDC

Fatal heroin overdoses triple — CDC

New figures by the USA government show the rate of fatal drug overdoses in the United States more than doubled since 1999, as authorities in several parts of the country grapple with America's continuing opioid epidemic. Different age groups were also hit far harder by fatal opioid overdose than others. Additionally, researchers discovered the rate of fatal drug overdoses has doubled since 1999. Read More

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Brain Differences Found In ADHD

Brain Differences Found In ADHD

That gives researchers more confidence that the changes they found are reliable and worth investigating further. Researchers knew that this brain area is involved in recognizing emotional stimuli and regulating emotions. The findings on the accumbens, amygdala and hippocampus were new. Martine Hoogman, a geneticist at Radboud University in the Netherlands and also the first author of the study, claimed that the amygdala is a brain structure which was not known to be involved in the ... Read More

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Protests Against Planned Parenthood Happening Across Country Today, Counterprotests Too

Protests Against Planned Parenthood Happening Across Country Today, Counterprotests Too

Anti-Planned Parenthood protests to be held across U.S. A statement posted to the website regarding Saturday's demonstrations stated: "Protests at health centers are created to intimidate patients seeking basic health care services at Planned Parenthood, including lifesaving cancer screenings, testing for HIV, treatment for STIs, and family planning and birth control". Read More

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