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Alcohol linked to seven different cancers

A study carried out in New Zealand has found a strong link between alcohol consumption and seven different types of cancer.

The major review of existing international research said there was strong evidence of a direct harmful effect of drinking, although the biological reasons for this remained unclear.

Professor Jennie Connor of the University of Otago found the cancers linked directly to drinking were those of the mouth and throat, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, bowel, and breast.

She cited evidence that alcohol caused about half a million deaths from cancer in 2012, or about 5.8 percent of cancer deaths worldwide.

The highest risks were associated with the heaviest drinking, but... [Read More]
Sunday, July 24th | Posted by aemetha | 1 Reply
America's Cultural Psychedelic Resurgence--Its "Psychedelic Spring"
In the past few years, LSD, mushrooms, ketamine and MDMA are coming out of the closet, with researchers studying these substances as potential treatments for anxiety, ... [Read More]
Sunday, July 24th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Why Molly Makes Your Eyeballs Shake, According to an Optomitrist
It all usually starts at around 1AM. You've reached that point, a few dabs or bombs in, when it's suddenly a great idea to text your ex-housemate. It's time to tell them how much you love them, how much you miss them, and that you wish they were right here with you, stroking people's faces at the rave/house party/unnecessarily long dinner party.

But when you look at your phone to send the text, the apps are hopping across your screen like mad. You remember what your eyes were like, back when they worked a couple of hours ago, and none of this was part of the deal. Opening and closing them doesn't stop it either, FYI. Instead you may struggle to fixate on bright lights, or your eyes may feel like they're jerking sideways. Welcome to the ... [Read More]
Sunday, July 24th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
UK Health Authorities to Test Secret Garden Goers' Illegal Drugs--and Return Them!
A music festival has become the first event in the UK to allow party-goers to have their illegal drugs tested and handed straight back to them. A scheme at Secret Garden Party, launched as part of an agreement with police, allows festival-goers to have the contents of their drugs checked before taking them.

More than 80 “substances of concern” were assessed in the first day and a half of this year's festival, with a quarter then disposed of by “clients” after being found wanting. Organisers said very high strength ... [Read More]
Sunday, July 24th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Nitrous Oxide Takes Its Rightful Place in Early Psychedelic Literature
I love jotting down nonsensical snippets of conversation I overhear at music festivals, parties, and other drug-friendly gatherings. I've catalogued trustafarian musings like "At our core, we're interstellar beings," "Dog feet are a good idea," and most spectacularly, "I feel like a deer that for some reason has the ability to travel in and out of heaven."

Imagine for a second that these quotes came from respected members of Victorian society—powdered wigs and all—and you've got the focus of Oh Excellent Air Bag: Under the Influence of ... [Read More]
Sunday, July 24th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Florida Gets Its First, Highly Limited, Non-Euphoric Medical Marijuana Dispensary
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery. Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve, said Saturday that the company has delivered low-THC medical cannabis to a patient in Hudson, Florida, who is suffering from dystonia, a condition characterized by chronic muscle spasms and seizures. Hudson is in Pasco County, near... [Read More]
Saturday, July 23rd | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Heroin Addicts, along with Democrats , will be in Philadelphia for the Convention
As Democrats from across the country flock to Philadelphia for their national convention, they won’t be the only tourists in town. Hundreds of heroin addicts from other states have washed up in Philadelphia, law enforcement officials say, drawn to a city that has become a major distribution hub for inexpensive, high-grade heroin produced by Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel.

Philadelphia is a "mecca" for out-of-town addicts, said Justin Smith, 32, an addict who arrived six years ago from Ocean City, Md., and now sleeps on a stained mattress in a dank roadway tunnel in... [Read More]
Saturday, July 23rd | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 1 Reply
Here's the Chemist Responsible for Developing so many Faulty US Police Drug-Test Kits
In 1973, L.J. Scott Jr., was a chemist at the recently created Drug Enforcement Agency, hard at work on a critical breakthrough: a chemical mixture that could identify the presence of cocaine. The trafficking and use of the drug was exploding, and federal and local authorities wanted help confronting the problem. Scott and the Drug Enforcement Agency wanted something that could be used in the streets — cheap and handy, and, if possible, authoritative.

Scott’s invention became part of drug test kits that agents and officers could carry with them. Scott said... [Read More]
Saturday, July 23rd | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Pennsylvania Girl Dies in Jail from an Avoidable Heroin Withdrawal, Lawsuit Claims
Tori Herr, 18, told guards that she was a heroin addict and would soon go into dangerous withdrawals if she was not given medical attention. Her pleas were ignored. Eighteen-year-old Victoria "Tori" Herr died in a Pennsylvania jail, following heroin withdrawal. Her family says this could have been easily avoided with just the minimum amount of medical attention.

In March 2015, Herr was arrested for the first time and admitted into the Lebanon County Correctional Facility, about an hour east of Harrisburg. According to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Herr's family in US District Court earlier this month, Herr told the correctional officers that she was a heroin addict and that she would soon be going through detoxification. Over... [Read More]
Saturday, July 23rd | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 4 Replies
In Dublin, Benzodiazepines and Other Drugs are set to Become Illegal
The Misuse OF Drugs Bill has made its way through the Oireachtas and will soon become law. The bill has had a long journey towards becoming law since the Heads of Bill (the draft publication) were first published last year. It was amended and given approval by the previous government last December to include provisions for medically supervised injecting centres.

The current government last month split the bill into two. The first half (which will soon be made law) has to do with banning certain drugs; the second half (which will be published in the Autumn) has to do with legislating for medically supervised injecting centres. Former Drugs... [Read More]
Friday, July 22nd | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
THC Showing up in Water Supply of Hugo, a Small Colorado Farming Town
Residents of a small farming community in eastern Colorado have been warned to avoid drinking the town's water after THC, the psychoactive agent in cannabis, was found in one of its feeder wells, authorities said on Thursday.

A public works employee in Hugo, a town of about 800 people 90 miles southeast of Denver, detected the chemical and health officials believe it is "... [Read More]
Friday, July 22nd | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 1 Reply
Colorado town warns of THC in the water
The approximately 730 people who live in a small town in eastern Colorado have been told not to drink the water because there is evidence a well is contaminated with THC, the principal psychoactive chemical in cannabis.

A reverse 911 call went out to residents in Hugo -- a little more than 100 miles east-southeast of Denver -- on Thursday, said Micki Trost, a spokeswoman for the Colorado emergency management department.

Public works officials advised the Lincoln County sheriff of the problem.
... [Read More]
Friday, July 22nd | Posted by Basoodler | 6 Replies
A New Technology Could Prolong the DMT Experience
DMT is simultaneously the most potent and short-lived of psychedelic experiences. Just ten minutes can feel like an eternity in the immersive alternate universe that DMT catapults users into — but what if it could last hours?

Neurobiologist Andrew Gallimore and DMT research pioneer Rick Strassman have developed a technology that can do just that via continuous administration of DMT... [Read More]
Friday, July 22nd | Posted by Phungushead | 0 Replies
RAMP Cannabis Activist Fights GOP Platform's Disappointing Medical Cannabis Stand
"Bad law needs to be dealt with, we don't need to follow it blindly," says 86-year-old Ann Lee, the founder and executive director of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP). In an interview with Reason at a Cleveland hotel near the Republican National Convention (RNC), Lee adds, "The mystery to me is why Republicans respect this law like it came from Moses, and when you read how it came about in 1937 under FDR...why Republicans support that is beyond me."

Lee is a staunch pro-life social conservative who had her come-to-Jesus moment in when it came to marijuana prohibition after her son suffered a devastating accident in 1990. While recovering, he told his... [Read More]
Thursday, July 21st | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Immigrants to the US are No Strangers of Drug Addiction
In the last two years, the director of an Islamic funeral home in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, buried six young men. Heart attacks, some neighbors said, but the whispers and witnesses said something else: heroin. The families of the men would not discuss the causes of death.

“They tell us straight up, ‘Don’t say anything,’” said the funeral director’s son, Kareem Elmatbagi. Drug overdose is considered ... [Read More]
Thursday, July 21st | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Burglary suspect allegedly smokes weed using human brain

A jailed Pennsylvania burglary suspect is facing new charges after allegedly using a human brain to smoke weed.

Joshua Long, 26, is currently at Cumberland County Prison, but the brain was found underneath the front porch of a vacant trailer in Penn Township.

When a family member contacted Long in prison to ask about the brain, he admitted that he and Zoller used the brain – which they named “Freddy” -- to smoke “wet” marijuana with the formaldehyde that preserved the brain.

According to the ... [Read More]
Thursday, July 21st | Posted by Basoodler | 8 Replies
UAB Professor Wants To Fight Dependence With Psychedelics
A new pilot trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is examining the potential of a surprising tool for treating cocaine addiction: the psychedelic compound psilocybin.

Peter Hendricks, associate professor at the UAB School of Public Health, hopes to determine if the controlled administration of psilocybin in conjunction with behavioral therapy proves helpful in treating... [Read More]
Thursday, July 21st | Posted by 5-HT2A | 0 Replies
$157,000 to study cannabinoids' effect on brain cancer

A team of researchers has been given a $157,000 grant to study whether cannabinoids can help treat brain cancer.

A team of Auckland University researchers was recently awarded the grant, from the Auckland Medical Research Foundation, to look at the topic.

The university's head of pharmacology, associate professor Michelle Glass, said: "Cannabis produces a high in the brain by binding to a protein that is in your brain.

"That protein is called a receptor, and what we're trying to look at is, can we use... [Read More]
Wednesday, July 20th | Posted by aemetha | 0 Replies
Six Dangerous Prescription Drugs You Should Think Twice Before Taking
You may trust your doctor, but it does not necessarily mean that every medication he prescribes is safe for you. The latest studies have shown that many of the popular prescription drugs have potentially serious side-effects, ranging from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease — and in some cases even worse.

The world is not aware of this important information, and still believes in the myth that the benefits of FDA-approved drugs far outweigh any possible risks. To make things clear for you, in this article we have covered six classes of prescription drugs that are not quite health-friendly.

Dangerous Prescription Drugs

1. Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
Millions of people in the US, and many more throughout the world take PPIs to alleviate the symptoms of gastroesophaegal reflux disease (GERD), a health condition... [Read More]
Wednesday, July 20th | Posted by Sushi | 16 Replies
Legalising marijuana could save $400m - report

Decriminalising cannabis could save the Government $400 million a year and even generate tax revenue, a Treasury report has revealed.

A report uncovered by Nelson lawyer Sue Grey has revealed the Government could be making $150 million a year by legalising the drug for medicinal and recreational purposes.

Ms Grey uncovered the 2013 report this month while trying to work out the savings people could make taking medicinal cannabis instead of prescription ... [Read More]
Tuesday, July 19th | Posted by aemetha | 4 Replies

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