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Pregnant Women Using Cannabis Numbers 'Rapidly Increasing,' Experts Warn 19.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Smoking weed during pregnancy could cause neurodevelopmental problems, experts told "Newsweek."
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The White House Is Taking Credit for Reducing Opioid Deaths. Here’s The Catch. 18.7.2019 Mother Jones
For the first time in nearly three decades, drug deaths appear to be declining: Overdoses fell by five percent in 2018, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An estimated 69,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2018, compared to 72,000 the year before. Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are fueling […]
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Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. appear to be falling, CDC data show 17.7.2019 LA Times: Science

Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. appear to be falling, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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By Targeting Each Patient's Unique Tumor, Precision Medicine Is Crushing Once-Untreatable Cancers. But Only a Fraction of Patients Currently Benefit. Can Medicine Close the Gap? 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Running story by Dave Freedman on how a combo of AI, genomics and immunology have brought us to the threshold of being able to solve just about any form of cancer; the catch is that each one will be expensive.
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'Teamfight Tactics' 9.14 Patch Notes: Ranked Mode, Twisted Fate and More 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Here's the first of many patch notes for "League of Legends" version of Auto Chess
'League of Legends' 9.14 Patch Notes: Shield Nerfs, Champion Changes and More 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
With Jayce nerfs and changes to True Sight, patch 9.14 is one you can't miss.
Man With Half Kilo of Cocaine Hidden in Wig Arrested at Airport: 'His Toupee Was Very Curious' 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Spain's national police said the suspect had attracted their attention "due to his notable nervousness and the disproportionate size of the toupee he wore." He was detained in Barcelona last month.
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Microdosing Psychedelics Like Mushrooms and LSD Linked to Better Mood and Focus, but Scientists Warn Evidence Is Thin 16.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The findings come amid what is known as the "psychedelic renaissance."
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Researchers peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit 9.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation’s opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal.
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Teen odds of using marijuana dip with recreational use laws 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
One reason may be that it's harder and costlier for teens to buy marijuana from licensed dispensaries than from dealers, said lead author Mark Anderson, a health economist at Montana State University.
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Californians, your errors are stopping you from getting medical marijuana in Hawaii 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Planning to buy medical marijuana in Hawaii? Better have your paperwork in order. That appears to be a stumbling block for many Californians, according to the Hawaii Department of Health.

“California seems to be the one state that we are seeing a lot of problems with,” said Tami Whitney, the coordinator...

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Magic Mushrooms Guide: Where Shrooms Are Legal and How To Take Psilocybin 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Psilocybin mushrooms, often called magic mushrooms or shrooms, might soon be partially legal, or at least decriminalized, in several states. Here's how to trip safely.
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Could Cannabis Combat the Opioid Crisis? Marijuana Users Say Drug Helped Them Stop Prescriptions Meds 2.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers say cannabis appears to treat both pain and insomnia—but urge caution about use of the drug.
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Meth addiction is an epidemic, and it’s complicating the homeless relief effort 29.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

She was ravaged by drugs, a young woman turning old too soon. Her face was puffy and scabbed, her arms were scarred by needle marks, and an abscess the size of a kitchen sponge floated under tight skin near her elbow.

On Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles, the 26-year-old brunet walked into...

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Democratic debate fact check: John Hickenlooper’s claims don’t always match Coloradans’ memories 28.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Former Gov. John Hickenlooper's pitch to Democrats in Thursday's debate -- that they should pick him to challenge President Donald Trump because of his accomplishments in Colorado -- came as a surprise to some Colorado viewers.
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Santa Barbara County has too much marijuana too close to kids 26.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The legalization of cannabis has created another disruptive industry in California, one that is now in the hands of local governments to regulate. At the top of the list of goals for counties and municipalities should be protecting the health and safety of all, especially children. Unfortunately,...

HIV Is Spreading in West Virginia. The Solution Is in Short Supply. 25.6.2019 Mother Jones
HIV cases are surging in Huntington, West Virginia, a city already ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Experts worry that the virus could proliferate farther still—particularly since Charleston, the state capital an hour away, shut down its syringe exchange last year. The move restricted access not only to clean needles but to HIV testing as well. […]
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Racing! Congratulations to Rafael Bejarano on his 4,000th win 16.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Let's start with some good news for a change. Rafael Bejarano won his 4,000th race when he was aboard Portal Creek for the win in the third race.
Older Minnesotans use plenty of meds, but medical marijuana? Not so much 14.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Minnesotans aged 65 and over are the heaviest users of prescription drugs, but rank third behind two younger age groups in use of medical marijuana.
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Federal grants restricted to fighting opioids miss the mark, states say 13.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. government has doled out at least $2.4 billion in state grants since 2017, specifically targeting the opioid epidemic. Yet drug abuse problems seldom involve only one substance.
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