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Medicine

PTSD patients unfairly denied medical marijuana in New Mexico – lawsuit
The state of New Mexico has made it unnecessarily difficult for post-traumatic stress disorder patients to gain access to medical marijuana, according to a new lawsuit filed by a neuropsychiatry specialist based out of Santa Fe.

24.01.2014 20:03

​Death sentences and the demise of human rights in the US
The recent execution of Dennis McGuire by the state of Ohio using a previously untested cocktail of lethal drugs confirms that in the 21st century the words barbaric and United States of America belong in the same sentence.

24.01.2014 14:47

​Free, hi-tech HIV vaccine coming soon
A revolutionary, free and crowd-funded HIV vaccine is in the works. Its creators use a machine learning algorithm to examine the cells of rare individuals naturally immune to the virus to then re-engineer the same biological process in others.

24.01.2014 05:34

America’s most popular prescription sleep medication linked to mass shootings
A new report describing the bizarre and dangerous side effects of the sleep aid Ambien has once again raised questions about one of the United States’ most popular prescription drugs.

20.01.2014 20:43

Hospital admissions over W. Virginia chem spill double even after water declared safe
Despite recent declarations that the water in West Virginia is now safe to use, hospital admissions related to the Kanawha Valley chemical spill have doubled over the last week.

20.01.2014 17:15

Safe from shutdown: Obama signs trillion-dollar budget
President Barack Obama has signed a $1.1 trillion spending package that will fund the US federal government until September. In contrast to during October’s shutdown, the bill received unprecedented bipartisan support in both houses of Congress.

18.01.2014 06:47

Google glucose-monitoring contact lens project unveiled
Google has revealed the project of a contact lens that measures glucose levels in tears, giving 382 million diabetics all over the globe the smallest glucose sensor – and an alternative to pricking their fingers and drawing blood up to 10 times daily.

17.01.2014 05:55

‘A night of a thousand vaginas!’ fights Texas abortion restrictions
Hollywood is no stranger to fundraising, but this time some of the country’s biggest comedians are putting on a show in support of Texas women who are facing down the state’s new abortion restrictions.

15.01.2014 18:27

​Italian city of Turin votes in favor of legalizing cannabis
The city council of Italian city of Turin has approved a motion in favor of legalizing cannabis on Tuesday, becoming the first major city in the country to make the proposal to allow marijuana to be prescribed for medical reasons.

15.01.2014 05:41

Third of Mississippians to have diabetes by 2030, doctors claim
As Mississippi continues to struggle in the fight against obesity, a leading state physician estimates that one third of the local population could have diabetes by 2030.

14.01.2014 17:50

NFL might legalize medical marijuana for players
As more US states move to consider marijuana legalization, the country’s most popular sports league is indicating it may one day allow its players to light up.

13.01.2014 20:06

France says ‘oui’ to marijuana-based medicine
France’s ministry of health announced Thursday that it has approved a cannabis-based mouth spray known as Sativex, a move that brings Paris into line with 17 other European countries, which allow marijuana to be prescribed for medical reasons.

09.01.2014 19:18

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