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States with medical pot see nearly 25 percent fewer fatal prescription drug overdoses
A new study reveals that states where medical marijuana is legal experience around one-quarter fewer deaths from prescription drug overdoses, signaling perhaps a small victory for proponents of pot’s alleged pain-alleviating powers.

26.08.2014 16:56

Drug pruning extra synapses in brain can treat autism – study
Autistic children have an excessive amount of synapses, or brain connections between neurons, which doesn’t alter as it should with age, US scientists have revealed. This could help develop a drug normalizing their number even after diagnosis.

23.08.2014 14:59

Experimental drug success: US Ebola doctor discharged after recovery
An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia has been discharged after being treated with the experimental drug, ZMapp.

21.08.2014 12:59

Outrage as Saudi Arabia beheads four men in execution
Saudi Arabia has executed two sets of brothers for hashish-smuggling, bringing the number of those suffering capital punishment to 17 in a fortnight. The crackdown has provoked protest from human rights organizations.

19.08.2014 19:54

How America's ‘War on Drugs’ turned Ferguson into a warzone
The violent protests that continue to plague Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer, has brought military-grade hardware onto the streets in a frightening display of force. How did America get here?

19.08.2014 13:41

County officials refuse to pay medical bills for toddler burned by SWAT grenade
Officials in Georgia’s Habersham County are refusing to pay for the mounting medical expenses of a toddler seriously injured by a flash grenade after a failed SWAT team raid earlier this year.

18.08.2014 14:25

Spanish police nab woman smuggling 1.7kg cocaine in breast implants
A woman flying from Colombia has been arrested at Madrid’s Barajas airport for carrying 1.7 kilograms of cocaine hidden in her breast implants. Police said her behavior was suspicious, which led to drugs agents intervening.

16.08.2014 12:54

Ebola epidemic sparks offerings of fake drugs claiming to cure disease
There isn’t a cure for the lethal Ebola virus, regulators said in a reminder this week, and consumers should be weary of offerings that allege to do as much.

15.08.2014 19:21

​Pot-laced products ruled constitutional for medical purposes in Canada
A British Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that it is unconstitutional to forbid licensed medical marijuana users from possessing edibles and creams made with cannabis extract. Now the Canadian Parliament has a year to rewrite its regulations.

15.08.2014 02:20

Ebola a ‘high risk’ in Kenya, WHO warns
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Kenya is at “high risk” of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus because it is a major transport hub, with several flights a day to West Africa where the disease is running riot.

13.08.2014 14:55

DEA covertly paid hundreds of thousands for open information on train passengers
A United States senator is asking the US Drug Enforcement Agency to explain how an employee for the Amtrak train line got away with receiving over $850,000 from the DEA by working as a federal informant for nearly 20 years.

12.08.2014 19:23

Russian humanitarian convoy departs to E. Ukraine (VIDEO)
Almost 300 trucks carrying 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid have been sent towards the border with Ukraine, Moscow regional authorities say. Earlier, Russia and Ukraine agreed on a humanitarian mission under the authority of the Red Cross.

12.08.2014 01:25

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