Health


Medical marijuana use rejected for intractable pain, autism Medical marijuana use rejected for intractable pain, autism
- March 31, 2017

Meanwhile, the opioid epidemic - sparked by a quadrupling since 1999 in sales of prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin - kills 91 Americans a day. Colombia, Chile and Mexico have all legalized the cultivation and use of marijuana for medical and scientific purposes. This means that legally, doctors can only recommend marijuana for their patients - they cannot prescribe it (and of course, physicians employed by federal agencies cannot even discuss it with their patients). (more...)
Cousins returns for Pelicans; Mejri out for Mavs Cousins returns for Pelicans; Mejri out for Mavs
- March 31, 2017

But he said he "loves it" in New Orleans and that Pelicans fans, teammates and employees have made the transition a smooth one. Jrue Holiday finished with 18 points and 7 assists. "We showed some fight in the second half, but we were a step slower than they were", Nowitzki said. "I don't understand that anyway". It's not like when you play somebody else. (more...)
Brighton player criticised for tribute to ex-IRA man Martin McGuinness
- March 31, 2017

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire will represent the United Kingdom government at Thursday's service in the heart of Mr McGuinness's beloved Bogside neighbourhood in Derry. "From IRA terrorist to Stormont statesman" says the News Letter. The victims of IRA attacks have said that peace came at a high price after Martin McGuinness died aged 66 . (more...)
EU to lay out Brexit response, set negotiating priorities
- March 31, 2017

May has been accused of using people's safety as a " bargaining chip " in negotiations, which kicked off on Wednesday after she triggered Article 50. " In security terms, a failure to reach agreement would mean our cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism would be weakened ", the PM said. (more...)
France's Icher takes early lead over Wie, amateur ace Seong France's Icher takes early lead over Wie, amateur ace Seong
- March 31, 2017

Wie has been runner-up and 3rd in this event in earlier years and there have been indications of late that her game is heading back in the right direction. Li, a home-schooled high school junior, can't be fully invested in the tournament or in the book, not with Algebra II homework with which she has to reckon in the evenings. (more...)
Sheriff: ICE arrests immigrants reporting for labor detail Sheriff: ICE arrests immigrants reporting for labor detail
- March 31, 2017

The man, identified as Felix Torres, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he remained in serious condition early Tuesday. President Donald Trump's January executive order on interior immigration enforcement , which is now facing legal challenges from Seattle and San Francisco, instructed the attorney general to "ensure that jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. (more...)
Messi banned as Argentina stumble on road to World Cup
- March 31, 2017

Tuesday's defeat in La Paz - Juan Arce and Marcelo Martins scored for Bolivia - means the two-time World Cup winners fall from third to fifth in the 10-team South American qualifying group in the race to qualify for Russian Federation 2018. (more...)
Resident Doctors In Maharashtra Call Off Strike After Assurance From State Government Resident Doctors In Maharashtra Call Off Strike After Assurance From State Government
- March 31, 2017

We are hopeful of things getting back to normal soon", said Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of civic-run KEM hospital Mumbai. Thousands of patients were left in the lurch in government hospitals across the state. "The Government has given us assurance verbally, but we wanted an assurance in writing which we have got today". "We will try to see that attacks on doctors do not happen and if it happens the perpetrators will be punished severely", Fadnavis said. (more...)
40000 doctors strike to support counterparts in Mumbai 40000 doctors strike to support counterparts in Mumbai
- March 31, 2017

The IMA had joined the strike two days back. All the members are instructed to strike in support to the cause of these resident doctors. You are not factory workers that you will resort to such protests. The high court told the doctors to resume work as medical emergencies can not wait. "Hence, full medical services will not be available immediately". (more...)
Mets: Matz shut down for three weeks, Wheeler, Gsellman round out rotation Mets: Matz shut down for three weeks, Wheeler, Gsellman round out rotation
- March 31, 2017

NEW LOOK: The Mets brought back four free agents, including Walker and slugger Yoenis Cespedes, but made no significant additions to the major league roster of a team that finished 87-75. "He's kind of finishing on a high note". New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey , left, jokes with Washington Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth (28) before a spring training baseball game Monday, March 27, 2017, in Port St. (more...)
North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill' despite criticism North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill' despite criticism
- March 31, 2017

Social conservatives would prefer to have House Bill 2 stay on the books. Berger and Moore, who lead Republican supermajorities in the Senate and House, respectively, have blocked up-or-down votes on overturning HB2 while Republicans have blasted Cooper for pushing Democrats to scuttle deals after he was sworn in as governor in December. (more...)
Simple, affordable colon cancer tests leave you with options Simple, affordable colon cancer tests leave you with options
- March 31, 2017

Further, it can often be successfully treated if found early. Colorectal cancer rates have dropped 30 percent in the USA over the last 10 years among adults 50 and older. The incidence rates were 27.9, 0.6, and 29.5 per 1,000 person-years for colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and fecal occult blood test, respectively. (more...)
Lionel Messi says his insults were never addressed to the assistant referee
- March 31, 2017

The forward received his suspension after he was accused of using aggressive language towards match officials in Argentina's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Chile last week. "Someone should explain to Messi that he is not responsible for making Argentina win but rather to help Argentina play better". Prior to FIFA's announcement, football expert Greg Stobart told CNN's World Sport Show: " Argentina are totally dependent on him (Messi)". (more...)
Brazil book 2018 World Cup berth
- March 31, 2017

Messi's suspension left Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza forced to make a hasty reshuffle to his starting line-up, bringing in Atletico Madrid's Angel Correa in attack while leaving Manchester City's Sergio Aguero on the bench. Afterward, Bauza's team faces Venezuela and Peru, with Messi now expected to return for the last match of the qualifying campaign, against Ecuador. The 2014 World Cup finalists have struggled without their star player in qualifying for 2018, earning only seven out of a ... (more...)
Can you handle the Can you handle the "World's Strongest Coffee?"
- March 31, 2017

However, Black Insomnia said independent lab tests confirmed that it has the most caffeine, Grub Street reported . As reported by Newser , Black Insomnia has a reason to bill itself as "The World's Strongest Coffee". "When do you want to sleep again?" Black Insomnia Coffee debuted last July in South Africa and packs a walloping 702 milligrams of caffeine in a 12-ounce cup. (more...)
Man paralysed in accident can lift objects with thought-control technology Man paralysed in accident can lift objects with thought-control technology
- March 31, 2017

This, a medical first, hinges on a prosthesis which circumvents rather than repairs his spinal injury, using wires, electrodes and computer software to reconnect the severed link between his brain and muscles. For practice, he used it to move a virtual limb on a screen, using similar thoughts that powered his real arm. The first step was placing two electrodes in Kochevar's brain to detect signals (thoughts) that used to control his right hand and arm; electrodes were also placed in the ... (more...)
Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef
- March 31, 2017

McDonald's has recently been attempting to improve its image as more people shun processed foods. Analyst Russo says the change to fresh beef is in keeping with other improvements from McDonald's, like pledging to have eggs from chickens that aren't confined to cages by 2025 and eliminating artificial preservatives from Chicken McNuggets. (more...)
Driver almost runs over cops near Capitol; shots fired
- March 31, 2017

The incident was being treated as a criminal matter and had no apparent connections to terrorism, Capitol Police said. Nearly exactly one year ago, U.S. The windshield of the suspect's vehicle, which bore Maryland license plates, had several bullet holes in it. Officers had pursued Carey from the White House, where she made a U-turn at a security checkpoint. (more...)
Trump to repeal US broadband privacy regulations
- March 31, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill allowing internet service providers to continue to sell users' browsing history to advertisers, clearing the way for President Donald Trump's expected signature. They faulted the rule saying it was unfair and confusing for consumers. This is a bit more than equalizing the rules, however, because ISPs inherently have more data. (more...)
Beauty and the Beast Kicked Power Rangers Butt At The Box Office Beauty and the Beast Kicked Power Rangers Butt At The Box Office
- March 31, 2017

The sc-fi thriller has grossed $28 million worldwide. In today's dollars, the 1991 total of $425 million would be about $725 million, a mark that the current version should hit in several weeks time. " Power Rangers " carries a $100 million price tag. Spitz also noted that " Power Rangers " debuted in the same late March slot as the studio's "Hunger Games" and "Divergent", enabling it to take advantage of the spring break for moviegoers. (more...)

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