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  • Legalized Marijuana Gives Hiring Managers a Headache

    03/23/2019 6:58:01 AM PDT · by billorites · 79 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 23, 2019 | Heather Haddon
    Companies facing a shortage of employees from health-care workers to forklift operators are confronting a new challenge: finding candidates who can pass drug tests in states that have legalized marijuana. Ten states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana use. Lawmakers in Illinois, New Jersey, New York and elsewhere are pushing to do the same. More than 60% of Americans support legalization, according to Pew Research Center, double the rate in 2000. Marijuana use has generated millions of dollars in additional tax revenue for states that have legalized its use. But job applicants in those states are also flunking drug...
  • In landslide vote, Florida House agrees to end ban on smoking medical marijuana

    03/14/2019 10:54:31 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 85 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | MARCH 13, 2019 | SAMANTHA J. GROSS
    TALLAHASSEE - Without much debate and two days before Gov. Ron DeSantis’ deadline, a bill to repeal a ban on smoking medical marijuana has finally rolled onto the governor’s desk. The Florida House affirmed the right to smoke medical pot Wednesday afternoon, approving the Senate bill to include “smoking” to the language in the medical marijuana constitutional amendment. The bill allows patients to receive up to 2.5 ounces of whole flower cannabis every 35 days as recommended by their qualified doctor. The bill passed 101-11. Seven representatives were not present for the vote. DeSantis in January tasked the Legislature with...
  • Kansas doctor given 'life sentence' after patient's opioid overdose death.....

    03/09/2019 10:40:47 AM PST · by caww · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/9/2020 | Daniel Jativa
    Steven R. Henson, 57, was convicted last year on multiple counts, including falsifying patient records and fulfilling prescription requests outside the regular regimen of care. The death of his patient Nick McGovern in 2015 was a result of intoxication of alprazolam and the opiate methadone — two deadly and highly addictive prescription drugs. “I want this case to send a message to physicians and the health care community,” said U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. “Unlawfully distributing opioids and other controlled substances is a federal crime that could end a medical career and send an offender to prison.” "There was ample evidence...
  • It Took Two Months and Nearly a Million Dollars to Save an Unvaccinated 6-Year-Old From Tetanus

    03/08/2019 7:17:17 PM PST · by Simon Green · 100 replies
    A new case report from the Centers for Disease Control released Thursday starkly highlights the costs of not vaccinating children. It details an unvaccinated 6-year-old boy’s encounter with tetanus—and the hugely expensive, two-month-long effort it took to save his life. Tetanus is caused by the namesake bacteria Clostridium tetani. More accurately, it’s what happens when the soil-loving C. tetani gets into your body—usually through an open cut—and spews out an extremely potent toxin. This toxin can quickly paralyze and send your muscles into constant spasms, beginning with the jaw (if you know anything about tetanus, it’s probably that it causes...
  • Vaccination and the Growing Rates of Childhood Food Allergies

    03/08/2019 1:15:54 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    The Vaccine Reaction ^ | 2017 | Rishma Parpia
    Cathryn Nagler PhD, a food allergy professor at the University of Chicago discusses her research on the cause of food allergies and states: Environmental stimuli such as antibiotic overuse, high fat diets, caesarean birth, removal of common pathogens and even formula feeding have affected the microbiota with which we’ve co-evolved. Our results suggest this could contribute to the increasing susceptibility to food allergies. Interestingly, current research on the cause of food allergies does not consider vaccination as a contributing factor. However, in the past, there have been studies demonstrating an association between vaccine ingredients and development of food allergies. This...
  • Why Your Grandparents Didn't Have Food Allergies, but You Do

    03/08/2019 7:26:50 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 62 replies
    Butter Nutrition ^ | Catherine
    Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation. So why didn’t your grandparents have food allergies? It’s really quite simple… 1) THEY ATE SEASONAL REAL FOOD. Food came from farms and small markets in the early 1900’s, and because food preservatives were not widely used yet, food was fresh. Because of the lack of processed food, their diets were nutrient dense, allowing them to get the nutrition they needed from their food. For babies, breast milk was valued and it was always in season. 2)...
  • Senior Advocacy Association, AMAC, Provides an Alzheimer’s Update

    03/02/2019 4:18:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | February 28, 2019 | John Grimaldi
    WASHINGTON, DC — Alzheimer’s Disease [AD] has an insidiously disproportionate effect on senior citizens and their families. Surveys conducted over the past several years show that a diagnosis of AD sparks terror in the hearts of patients, families and friends, more so than just about any other fatal or chronic illness, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. In fact, a Marist Poll conducted in 2012 concluded that Alzheimer’s was America’s most feared illness. And, says AMAC, it still is. The association’s president, Dan Weber, says that for patients, perhaps it is “the idea of losing their identity and...
  • Arsonists attack Ebola clinics in DRC as climate of distrust grows

    02/28/2019 4:18:24 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Rebecca Ratcliff
    A second clinic serving patients affected by the escalating Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been set alight, as concerns mount over widespread distrust of health agencies. Seven months since the start of the outbreak, which has claimed 548 lives, experts warned that the virus is still not under control and said suspicion of agencies is severely undermining Ebola services. Médecins Sans Frontières... runs treatment centres in Katwa and Butembo that were attacked, and is one of the agencies leading the wider Ebola response...(snip) ...There have been 872 cases of Ebola since the start of the outbreak,...
  • Future Wealth: The One Technology That Will Rewrite Medicine

    02/23/2019 7:22:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/22/2019 | Jeff Brown
    Grace Wilsey couldn’t cry. As a baby, she would lie limp in her parents’ arms, staring blankly into the distance. Her seizures wouldn’t stop and medical tests showed signs of liver damage. This was all before her second birthday. Grace’s parents were beside themselves, as any parent would be. They traveled the country visiting specialists. They ran numerous tests, but no one could diagnose Grace’s condition. “We’ve probably seen over 100 doctors,” Grace’s father said in 2014 when Grace’s symptoms were discovered. None of them could provide an explanation. Then, when their daughter turned two years old, the Wilseys tried...
  • Israeli Scientists Claim to Create Miracle Drug That Completely Cures Cancer

    02/20/2019 1:19:48 PM PST · by Bob434 · 42 replies
    CBN News ^ | 02-19-2019 | Julie Stahl, Emily Jones
    02-19-2019 Julie Stahl, Emily Jones Share Tweet +32 JERUSALEM, Israel – A team of Israeli scientists believes it may have found the cure of all cures to finally end cancer. "We believe we will offer in a year's time a complete cure for cancer," said Dan Aridor, chairman of the board of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi). That's a bold prediction, and some scientists are urging caution. But here's how the treatment would work. "We didn't want to have another drug like everyone else that would give relief to some cancer patients and then the cancer would come back. We...
  • Marijuana and violence: A correlation?(relative article)

    02/13/2019 9:02:02 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 2/13/2019 | Walter Williams
    Ten states and Washington, D.C., have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Twenty-two other states, along with U.S. territories Puerto Rico and Guam, allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes. Let’s examine some hidden issues about marijuana use. Before we start, permit me to state my values about medical or recreational use of any drug. We each own ourselves. If we choose to take chances with substances that can ruin our health, lead to death and otherwise destroy our own lives, that’s our right. But we do not have a right to harm others in the process of harming...
  • Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

    02/13/2019 8:55:29 AM PST · by fishtank · 52 replies
    Imprimis ^ | Jan. 2019 | Alex Berenson
    Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence January 2019 • Volume 48, Number 1 • Alex Berenson Alex Berenson "Seventy miles northwest of New York City is a hospital that looks like a prison, its drab brick buildings wrapped in layers of fencing and barbed wire. This grim facility is called the Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Institute. It’s one of three places the state of New York sends the criminally mentally ill—defendants judged not guilty by reason of insanity. Until recently, my wife Jackie­—Dr. Jacqueline Berenson—was a senior psychiatrist there. Many of Mid-Hudson’s 300 patients are killers and arsonists. At least one is...
  • Oregon Democrats introduce statewide socialized medicine legislation.

    02/12/2019 8:19:22 PM PST · by aimhigh · 90 replies
    Oregon Legislature ^ | 02/12/2019 | Aimhigh
    Today, Democrats introduced SB 770, which would eliminate private health insurance and create a state health care system for all. The goal is to have the system in place by 2023. The bill is nearly 90 pages. Oregon has a super-majority of Democrats. Republicans can't stop anything.
  • Aborted babies’ parts fused with mice to humanize them for grim Frankenstein experiments in US labs

    02/06/2019 8:47:22 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    The Sun ^ | Feb. 6, 2019 | Patrick Knox
    ABORTED babies are being used in macabre experiments in the US that involve grafting dead fetus parts onto mice which are then used to test drugs. Documents seen by Sun Online outline procedures that involve cutting out glands and livers of unborn children and then fusing them onto lab rodents. The use of aborted baby body parts and stems cells has sparked anger among anti-abortion groups in the United States and it has been dubbed “Frankenstein” science. And shocking undercover footage has led to the Donald Trump administration to reassess if the practice should be continued at all. Clinics are...
  • Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

    02/02/2019 8:52:12 AM PST · by yoe · 196 replies
    Imprims ^ | January 2019 | Alex Berenson
    [snip] So I did. The big studies, the little ones, and all the rest. I read everything I could find. I talked to every psychiatrist and brain scientist who would talk to me. And I soon realized that in all my years as a journalist I had never seen a story where the gap between insider and outsider knowledge was so great, or the stakes so high. I began to wonder why—with the stocks of cannabis companies soaring and politicians promoting legalization as a low-risk way to raise tax revenue and reduce crime—I had never heard the truth about marijuana,...
  • The mature stoner: why are so many seniors smoking weed?

    01/15/2019 8:57:26 AM PST · by Mariner · 220 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Alex Halperin
    Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age. Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to ask: “Why not?” As adults reach retirement, they age out of drug tests and have far more time on their hands. Some feel liberated to abandon long-held proprieties. Elegant vape pens and other attractive, discreet products have helped de...
  • When Your Birth Control Implant Doesn’t Stay In Your Arm: The Truth about Nexplanon

    01/13/2019 4:24:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | January 12, 2019 | Grace Stark
    You know the one, with all of the stylishly dressed young women killing it in the workplace, telling you that they’ve “armored up” against an unplanned pregnancy? It’s clever enough, as the Nexplanon implant goes into one’s arm. Unfortunately, Merck (the makers of Nexplanon) may have to come up with another clever slogan for their device, as reports have surfaced that the matchstick-sized implant has a nasty habit of migrating elsewhere in a woman’s body, instead of staying put in her arm. Like other methods of long-acting reversible contraception (or, “LARCs”), the Nexplanon implant is increasingly favored by patients and...
  • Legal Weed

    01/09/2019 10:03:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 129 replies ^ | January 9, 2019 | John Stossel
    Ten states and Washington, D.C., have now legalized adult use of marijuana.Supporters of America's long war on drugs said legalization would create disaster. Has it? No.Colorado and Washington offer the longest points of comparison because weed has been legal in those states now for five years.More people in Colorado tried marijuana after legalization, but that's not a surprise.Colorado's crime rate did rise a bit. But many things influence crime rates. Washington state's violent crime rate rose a little but slightly less than the national average.In California, people I interviewed said legalization made the streets safer. "It's cleaned up the corner,"...
  • Marijuana is a Thing Now – So Why Should I Still Test For It?

    01/04/2019 10:48:24 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 101 replies
    Current compliance ^ | Jan 2, 2019 | Katherine Miller
    A 2018 survey of employers across the U.S. found that 5% are considering removing marijuana from their workplace drug testing panel in the next 12 months[1]. Perhaps more frightening is the number of employers who are on the fence about the removal of marijuana from their panels – a shocking 23% of employers from the same survey. At first glance, removing marijuana from the panel may seem like a good idea – but is it really? Aren’t There Pros to Removing Marijuana From my Testing Panel? Undoubtedly, an employer could identify pros in deciding to stop testing for marijuana in...
  • Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than You Think

    01/03/2019 8:36:53 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 228 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 3, 2019 | Alex Berenson
    ... The most obvious way that cannabis fuels violence in psychotic people is through its tendency to cause paranoia. Even marijuana advocates acknowledge that the drug can cause paranoia; the risk is so obvious that users joke about it, and dispensaries advertise certain strains as less likely to do so. But for people with psychotic disorders, paranoia can fuel extreme violence. A 2007 paper in the Medical Journal of Australia looked at 88 defendants who had committed homicide during psychotic episodes. It found that most of the killers believed they were in danger from the victim, and almost two-thirds reported...