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In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime Listen·

Gandelina Damião, 78, lost three children to heroin in the 1990s. She says she wishes methadone clinics and other government-sponsored drug treatment had been available to her children before they died.   Gandelina Damião, 78, is permanently hunched, carrying her sorrow. She lost three children to heroin in the 1990s. A quarter century ago, her …

14 Bottled Water Brands Recalled For Possible E. Coli

Before you take a sip of your  next bottled water, take a good look at the label. Niagara Bottling company, based in Pennsylvania, issued a voluntary recall of several of its bottled water brands due to possible E. coli contamination, according to the company’s official statement. The contamination is linked to one of the springs Niagara …

Vitamin B17 is banned because it cures cancer!

Banned by the FDA in the 1980s but touted by some alternative medicine practitioners as a treatment for cancer, the controversy over the innocently named vitamin B17 rages on. Once labeled and marketed as a vitamin, its appearance practically disappeared without a trace within the mainstream medical community. Today, however, a simple Web search pulls multiple …

A Trump crackdown on legal weed could cost the U.S. a quarter million jobs

By Keegan Hamilton  Legal weed is expected to create more than a quarter million new American jobs by 2020, according to a new study. That is, unless a potential federal crackdown snuffs out the growing industry in states where marijuana is now legal. A report released recently by New Frontier Data, a Washington, D.C., startup linked …

Trouble concentrating, sleep issues: Could your child’s thyroid be the problem?

2 Reactions Trouble concentrating. Sleep problems. Big appetite. On their own, none of these issues might seem unusual for a child. They could simply be tired of sitting in a classroom, lobbying for a later bedtime or going through a growth spurt. But, for some children, those symptoms could signal a bigger problem with their …

Bay Area Medicinal Marijuana Tests Positive For Toxic Fungicide

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — While marijuana itself may be a medicinal blessing, what lands in a consumer’s hand is far more complicated. “You cannot tell by looking at your cannabis if it’s contaminated with pesticides, residual solvents, molds,” says Dr. Donald Land, a researcher at Steep Hill Lab in Berkeley. If you really do want to …

Better-Marijuana-Stock to Buy: GW Pharmaceuticals or Insys Therapeutics?

Following last November’s election, 28 states have legalized medical marijuana, and according to Gallup, Americans’ attitude toward medical marijuana use has never been better. As a result, the use of medical marijuana is soaring. Tapping into that growth could bea big opportunity for drugmakersGW Pharmaceuticals(NASDAQ: GWPH) and Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ: INSY), two publicly traded companies …

Surprise! Massachusetts’ Recreational Marijuana Law Is Facing Some Major Changes

Senator Jason Lewis recently introduced 14 bills, some of which could place serious restrictions on the pot industry within the state. IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES. Election Day held significance for a number of reasons. For all Americans it represented a turning point in policy with the election of the 45th president of the United States, …