Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $18,921
21%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 21% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: medicine

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • U.S. cannabis firms press Trump about Canada’s ‘competitive advantage’

    10/16/2018 2:58:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hamilton Spectator ^ | October 16, 2018 | James McCarten The Canadian Press
    An American cannabis producer took out a full-page ad in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal warning that the United States is “rapidly losing” its competitive advantage in the industry to Canada, the first G7 member to greenlight legal recreational pot. An American cannabis producer is warning President Donald Trump that Canada is poised to dominate the North American marijuana industry unless the United States takes steps to eliminate barriers to financing and market capital south of the border. A full-page ad in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal, framed as a plea to the White House and its most prominent occupant, warns the...
  • NHS in Quicksand As Faces "National Emergency"

    09/17/2018 12:37:25 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 19 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 9/12/18 | Jamie Wells, M.D.
    On the verge of a “national emergency,” regulatory experts from the National Health Service (NHS) Improvement body just released their latest review which reveals a crisis in workforce shortages. One in eleven jobs is vacant with nursing staff vacancies up 17% in only the last three months. As BBC Health reports, this reality comes after “sustained efforts by ministers and NHS bosses to tackle the shortages, including a new pay deal and recruitment and retention campaigns.” Leadership referenced the situation as painting a “bleak picture” to acknowledging the burdens of increased demand, employee shortages and financial pressures was making it...
  • Why the Trump Administration's Plot to Derail Marijuana Momentum Will Flop Bigly

    09/03/2018 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 57 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | 02 Sep 18 | Keith Speights
    Call it a buzzkiller from BuzzFeed. On Wednesday, online news site BuzzFeed reported that the Trump Administration is engaged in a "secret war on weed." BuzzFeed stated that the Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee told multiple federal agencies to submit "data demonstrating the most significant negative trends" about marijuana use. The goal appears to be to try to prevent further support for relaxing federal anti-marijuana laws. If the committee is successful in its efforts, companies with U.S. marijuana operations such as Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG), CannaRoyalty (NASDAQOTH:CNNRF), and Kush Bottles (NASDAQOTH:KSHB) could see their hopes of operating in a fully legal environment...
  • The heated ‘egg whisk’ that reduces asthma attacks by 55 per cent shrinking scarred lung tissue

    09/02/2018 12:38:03 AM PDT · by blueplum · 27 replies
    TheDailyMail ^ | 01 Sep 2018 | Carol Davis
    A new NHS-backed treatment could dramatically improve the day-to-day lives of people plagued by severe asthma attacks and who require regular trips to A&E. The new procedure involves a tiny probe that resembles an egg whisk being inserted into the lungs. This emits heat that shrinks scarred, thickened lung tissue, and aids breathing....{snip} ...studies showed it reduced emergency hospital admissions for life-threatening asthma attacks by 55 per cent – and that benefits continue for ten years...
  • Smoking cannabis ages the brain by an average of 2.8 YEARS

    08/22/2018 8:15:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2018 | Alexandra Thompson
    Smoking cannabis ages the brain by an average of 2.8 years, new research suggests. This is compared to four years in schizophrenia patients, according to the largest study of its kind. Brain ageing is defined as reduced blood flow through the organ. Excessive alcohol also ages the organ by 0.6 years, the research adds. Lead author Dr Daniel Amen, founder of Amen Clinics, said: 'The cannabis abuse finding was especially important, as our culture is starting to see marijuana as an innocuous substance. This study should give us pause about it.' Reduced brain blood flow has previously been linked to...
  • Unpublished Egyptian texts reveal new insights into ancient medicine

    08/22/2018 7:52:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Science Nordic ^ | August 14, 2018 | Lise Brix, tr by Catherine Jex
    The University of Copenhagen in Denmark is home to a unique collection of Ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts. A large part of the collection has not yet been translated, leaving researchers in the dark about what they might contain. "A large part of the texts are still unpublished. Texts about medicine, botany, astronomy, astrology, and other sciences practiced in Ancient Egypt," says Egyptologist Kim Ryholt, Head of the Carlsberg Papyrus Collection at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark... "It's totally unique for me to be able to work with unpublished material. It doesn't happen in many places around the world," says PhD...
  • Teva goes on hiring spree after FDA approval for its generic EpiPen

    08/22/2018 3:04:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Thinknum ^ | August 21, 2018 | James Mattone
    On August 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to Teva Pharmaceuticals USA ($NYSE:TEVA) to produce the first generic version of EpiPen, the portable epinephrine (adrenaline) device carried by millions for severe allergic episodes. It will also produce a generic version of EpiPen Jr. which is used on children who weigh 33 to 66 lbs. The announcement comes while there is a nationwide shortage of EpiPens — right when schools are getting back in session — to which the FDA also announced an extension on expiration dates for certain lots of the drug. Currently, those who...
  • not forsaken but Esteemed[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/21/2018 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I have not forsaken you, even now you stand in my courts beside me as I in all My majesty release my justice and blessings . You see you are on display in my courts as one wise and esteemed for you know IAM and in the precipise of this revelation all of creation stands before The living God awaiting My desire for I AM All in All and this is who you know to be True and Faithfull as Creator Lord and God . Yahweh is My name and there is nothing before I AM. Therfore fear not oh...
  • Amazon hires Mass Gen cardiologist in latest healthcare move

    08/21/2018 10:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Health Exec ^ | August 21, 2018 | Amy Baxter
    Online retail giant Amazon has made another splash into the healthcare pond by hiring cardiologist Maulik Majmudar, MD, . Majmudar, who announced he will be moving to “an exciting and challenging role” at Amazon via Twitter, is associate director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and a lecturer at MIT. The new hire comes at a time when healthcare executives are beginning to see Amazon as a potential competitor and disruptor in the field, according to a recent survey. Majmudar did not specify the exact nature of the work he will be doing at Amazon, adding to...
  • Why Your State Should NOT Legalize Weed

    08/15/2018 9:06:53 AM PDT · by fwdude · 237 replies
    Barbwire ^ | August 15, 2018 | Larry Tomczak
    Yesterday I visited our local bookstore and was struck by the abundance of magazine covers promoting marijuana. Later my wife commented that she’s received two ads this week for cannabis products, something she’s never received before! What’s going on? In case you haven’t noticed or are simply distracted by the busyness of life, propaganda promoting marijuana and its legalization is bombarding us. Should we be concerned about something that is celebrated as a “harmless recreational” indulgence that progressive people should embrace excitedly? Recently our state newspaper ran a prominent piece by a young woman calling for weed to be legalized....
  • Recreational marijuana measure to be on ND November ballot [North Dakota]

    08/13/2018 11:28:03 AM PDT · by Ken H · 26 replies
    KFYR TV ^ | August 13, 2018 | n/a
    BISMARCK, N.D. - Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in getting the measure on the November ballot. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says proponents submitted more than enough valid petition signatures. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana failed on a petition drive in 2016.
  • Once its greatest foes, doctors are embracing single payer (AMA Socialized medicine)

    08/08/2018 12:47:50 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 88 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 8/7/2018 | Shefali Luthra
    https://khn.org/news/once-its-greatest-foes-doctors-are-embracing-single-payer/ By Shefali Luthra 08/07/2018 When the American Medical Association — one of the nation’s most powerful health care groups — met in Chicago this June, its medical student caucus seized an opportunity for change. Though they had tried for years to advance a resolution calling on the organization to drop its decades-long opposition to single-payer health care, this was the first time it got a full hearing. The debate grew heated — older physicians warned their pay would decrease, calling younger advocates naďve to single-payer’s consequences. But this time, by the meeting’s end, the AMA’s older members had agreed...
  • Children are being euthanized in Belgium

    08/06/2018 5:04:54 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2009 | Charles Lane
    Deliberately taking a small child’s life is unlawful everywhere in the world, even when the child is terminally ill and asks a doctor to end his or her suffering once and for all. There is an exception to this rule: Belgium. In 2014, that country amended its law on euthanasia, already one of the most permissive in the world, authorizing doctors to terminate the life of a child, at any age, who makes the request. For a year after the law passed, no one acted on it. Now, however, euthanasia for children in Belgium is no longer just a theoretical...
  • Dry Leaf Medical Marijuana Available To Pennsylvanians Next Week

    07/31/2018 12:11:46 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 22 replies
    ABC27 ^ | July 27, 2018
    Dry Leaf Medical Marijuana Available To Pennsylvanians Next Week HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Medical marijuana in dry leaf and flower form will be available to registered patients in Pennsylvania for the first time, beginning next week. Gov. Tom Wolf's office said dry leaf cannabis will be available at about a dozen dispensaries starting Aug. 1. More dispensaries will offer the dry leaf and flower form over the coming weeks. The Health Department is expected to announce which dispensaries are carrying it sometime next week. The change was recommended by an advisory panel and accepted by Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine...
  • Donald Trump trade war SUCCESS as Germany CAVES IN over drug costs

    07/30/2018 9:52:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Express ^ | July 30, 2018 | Carly Read and Monika Pallenberg
    President Trump blasted the cost of medication in the US as part of his ongoing trade war, promoting German drug firms to make concessions and abandon price increases across America. A spokesman for Darmstadt-based pharmaceutical and chemical group Merck said: “We are currently planning no price increases in the US for the rest of the year 2018. They insisted their choice to cap medication prices in the US was one made “independently”. Pharmaceutical giant Bayer has followed Merek’s lead by signing an agreement to not increase prices for any prescription drugs till the end of 2018. According to German newspaper...
  • Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

    07/28/2018 2:40:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | June 29, 2018 | Luke Dormehl
    Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs of humans in need of a transplant. That may still be years off, but Chicago-based biotech startup Biolife4D this week announced a major new milestone: Its ability to bioprint human cardiac tissue. The scientific landmark followed shortly after the company opened a new research facility in Houston. It involved the printing of a human cardiac patch, containing multiple cell types which make up the human heart. It could one day be used to...
  • 10 Surprising Side Effects To Legalizing Marijuana

    07/28/2018 10:14:10 AM PDT · by Mariner · 130 replies
    Listverse ^ | July 27th, 2018 | Mark Oliver
    We’re seeing an experiment in action. Over the past few years, more and more countries and states have been legalizing marijuana, and we’re finally getting to see what effect it really has. There have been all kinds of predictions. The naysayers have been sure that legalizing pot will all but bring the world to its doom, with drug abuse and crime running rampant. And on the other side, pot advocates have all but suggested that it’ll usher in a new era of peace and prosperity, where mankind finally settles its differences over a toke. Enough time has passed now, though,...
  • Man grows pot. Admits it. Jury sends him home (Dublin, GA)

    07/27/2018 2:59:37 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 27 July 18 | Bill Torpy
    Javonnie McCoy was growing marijuana when the cops came to his Middle Georgia home. He was caught red-handed with it. Almost a pound of it, in fact. He admitted it to police, and later he looked jurors in the eye and said, yep, it was mine. I used it as medicine. The jurors let him go. He was minding his own business and wasn’t hurting anybody, they reasoned. He just doesn’t belong in prison. The jury’s decision earlier this month in Dublin, Ga., may have been due to a muddled prosecution of a muddy case. Or it may have been...
  • Santa Rosa girl who uses medical cannabis to treat seizures seeks admission to Rincon Valley schools

    07/24/2018 6:55:12 AM PDT · by rey · 28 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 24 July 2018
    A judge will hear arguments this week on a decision by the Rincon Valley Elementary School District to bar a 5-year-old girl from taking cannabis-based medication onto campus with her, a case that highlights issues with state and federal rules prohibiting medical marijuana in schools. Brooke Adams lives in Rincon Valley and has Dravet Syndrome, a rare disease that causes frequent and long-lasting seizures. Other complications include problems with controlling body temperature and developmental delays, the Dravet Syndrome Foundation website says. Brooke’s mom, Jana Adams, said her daughter relies on cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, to fend off her seizures...
  • Dutchess County teen continues growth, recovery 9 Years after dog mauling

    07/16/2018 5:08:36 PM PDT · by Norski · 23 replies
    ABC7NewYork ^ | July 16, 2018 | Tim Fleischer
    sharetweetshareemail PETS & ANIMALS Dutchess County teen continues growth, recovery 9 years after dog mauling Ad Duration00:00 Current time01:44 Seek % buffered 00:14 Duration02:15 Volume EMBED More Videos AJ Ross reports on the fourth death from the Union City fire. By Tim Fleischer Updated 1 hr 48 mins ago ARLINGTON, Dutchess County (WABC) -- Nine years after he was viciously mauled by a dog, Frankie Flora is going in for more surgery but still with an amazingly positive attitude. "It's laser surgery," he said. "So it will take this and like some of the red spots like that and just...