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  1. Stanford Scientists Discover Surprising Cerebellum Functions

    In a serendipitous discovery, neuroscientists at Stanford University recently stumbled on previously unknown cognitive functions of the cerebellum. In a series of complex mice experiments using state-of-the-art brain imaging technology…
  2. Researchers forecast St.Louis as a hotspot for Zika transmission.

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Researchers at Saint Louis University say have conducted a study to predict high risk areas for Zika transmission. They say that the City of St. Louis and St. Clair County, Illinois, are among the areas considered at high risk for transmission of Zika infection. The bulls-eye of predicted Zika transmission is the Mississippi delta. An article in the American Journal of Public Health by Saint Louis University researchers say that the virus also likely to be transmitted...
  3. Harm reduction should address the specific needs of couples who inject drugs

    Programmes usually address individuals but most equipment sharing occurs between sexual partners The sharing of drug injecting equipment most often occurs between sexual partners, but the ways in which couples manage risks and care for each other have been largely ignored by harm reduction services, say Australian researchers. In-depth interviews showed that drug users’ relationships were based on mutual trust, honesty and care. Couples tried to avoid sharing their equipment but when they...
  4. Parrots high on drugs are raiding farmers' poppy fields to get their opium fix

    Drug-addicted parrots are locked in a vicious feud with Indian farmers as the birds plunder poppy fields for their next opium fix. The parrots perch in wait while farm workers slit open flower pods to help the morphine-rich crop ripen. The birds then swoop down in silence to chew on the stalk below the pods, which holds the plants' potent payload. The birds have learnt not to squawk during their raids so as not to attract attention. Footage shows them heading back to the safety of high...
  5. Could an auto logic checker be the solution to the fake news problem?

    Fake news is not news – that is, it is not in fact news, and the matter of fake news is not a recent revelation. But while fake news is a thorny problem that needs addressing in its own right, it is part of an even bigger issue too. Discourse –- the process by which humanity collectively comes to an understanding of itself, and so shapes its own future –- is fundamentally broken. The problem begins with the school debate, a win-or-lose scenario where one party ultimately triumphs in the...
  6. Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost.

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois state lawmakers are considering a proposal that could make Illinois the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationally to legalize recreational pot. Two Chicago Democrats introduced legislation last week that would legalize small amounts of marijuana for adults and license businesses to sell cannabis products. They argue it would help solve the state’s budget crisis. Sen. Heather Steans (STAYNZ’) and Rep. Kelly Cassidy say the move could raise between...
  7. Chicago nabs dozens in 'Traveling Vice Lords' gang linked to coke, meth and heroin

    CHICAGO — Law enforcement authorities say they arrested more than three dozen suspects late Thursday and early Friday morning in raids targeting the heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine trade on Chicago’s West Side— an area hard hit by a level of violence that the city has not seen since the 1990s.Authorities are hopeful that the sting, dubbed "Operation Travel Shut Down," will help undercut high-profile gang and drug suppliers suspected of fueling the city’s interminable gun violence.Among...
  8. DEA Approves Synthetic Marijuana For Big Pharma Company Against Legalization

    A synthetic marijuana product could be available for commercialization after the DEA gave a newly approved drug a schedule II classification. On Thursday, Insys Therapeutics announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued an interim final rule that would put Syndros, their synthetic marijuana drug, on Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). “Insys is looking forward to bringing this new drug product to chemotherapy patients to help alleviate their nausea and...
  9. New York women arrested in Missouri cigarette scheme.

    FORISTELL, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say two New York women who were arrested in eastern Missouri after jumping out a second-story motel window and running half-naked across Interstate 70 are suspected in a black market cigarette scheme. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 160 cartons of cigarettes and about two dozen fake credit cards were found after the women's arrest Thursday in the town of Foristell. Police say the women admitted they had driven around the nearby St. Louis area in a...
  10. House representatives pull healthcare bill ahead of vote.

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor Friday, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn’t get a vote. After a dramatic day on Capitol Hill, Ryan rushed from the White House to Capitol Hill to tell Trump he did not have the votes to pass the measure, the culmination of seven years of Republican efforts to eradicate President Barack Obama’s proudest domestic achievement. As...
  11. Fewer U.S. Kids Overdosing on Opioids

    The number of U.S. kids who overdose on prescription painkillers each year may be declining -- but the incidents remain a major public health problem, new research says. Since 2009, U.S. poison control centers have seen fewer calls about children and teenagers who've ingested prescription opioids, researchers found. Often, those incidents involved young children who'd gotten hold of an adult's medication. In other cases, it was a teenager who intentionally abused the drug, or used it to...
  12. Police Inspector and Son Arrested on £700,000 in Drugs Charges

    A “dishonest and manipulative” West Yorkshire police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home has been jailed for 26 years. Keith Boots, 55, who was responsible for disposing of seized drugs for West Yorkshire Police, was described as a “disgrace to the uniform” as he was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court.
  13. Republicans may cut essential health benefits to pass Trumpcare.

    The road to ‘meaningless coverage’? In a last-minute bid to get their health care bill passed, House Republicans are considering killing federal regulations that require insurers to cover basic health services, such as maternity care, prescription drugs, and mental health services, in plans offered to consumers. The proposal could woo on-the-fence conservatives into voting for the American Health Care Act, a Republican plan to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), also...
  14. Passenger's Heroin, Pill Overdose Caught at United Airlines Gate Before Takeoff

    Passenger's overdose caught just prior to plane leaving US Airport
  15. The Brain's Own 'Cannabis' Fights Epilepsy, Russian Study Highlights

    Scientists presume that activating the endogenic cannabinoid system may also work towards curing brain damage caused by neurotoxins
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