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Free Marijuana To The Poor Passes Berkeley City Council

Free Marijuana To The Poor Passes Berkeley City Council

Free marijuana for medical purposes is now a reality in Berkeley, California, if you fall below a certain income threshold. The town’s city council voted unanimously for an ordinance to “provide free medical marijuana to patients with low incomes,” reports the New York Times. Should the ordinance pass its second reading in August —...

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Needles No More: FDA Approves Inhalable Insulin For Diabetics

Needles No More: FDA Approves Inhalable Insulin For Diabetics

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration approved inhalable insulin medication for diabetes patients. Los Angeles-based inventor Alfred Mann worked on the inhalable insulin for more than 10 years and has used almost $ 1 billion of his own money for the development of the drug. Mann’s company, MannKind Corp., got approval from the...

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A Happy Marriage Positively Influences Heart Health, Study Says

A Happy Marriage Positively Influences Heart Health, Study Says

Most of us know how important it is to eat right and exercise regularly in order to enjoy a healthy heart and avoid future problems like cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania have added their data to a growing body of research that suggests there is a link between marriage...

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Eating Fruits and Vegetables Won’t Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

Eating Fruits and Vegetables Won’t Help You Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

As we rapidly approach the summer swimsuit season, that seasonal American obsession with weight loss is already cranking into high gear. Words and phrases like weight loss, diet, and diet pills, among many others, abound all over the internet and grace bikini clad tabloid covers in supermarket checkout lines from coast to coast. It...

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United Nations Not Doing Enough To Save Mothers, Studies Say

United Nations Not Doing Enough To Save Mothers, Studies Say

The United Nations strategies to save mothers around the globe are being questioned, after analyses of the maternal health program data acquired over the past few years revealed that these campaigns aren’t as effective as expected. Although billions are spent every year on health campaigns and medical programs for mothers, especially in third world...

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Another Death By Drinking Find: This Time, Energy Drinks

Another Death By Drinking Find: This Time, Energy Drinks

Another death by drinking study has hit, but this time, the culprit isn’t binge drinking. No, it’s the energy drinks phenomenon. According to a new study from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, various company reports from the Food and Drug Administration listed 17 new deaths since late 2012, when the first...

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Study Links Pasta And Depression

Study Links Pasta And Depression

Pasta and depression were linked in a study by the Harvard School of Public Health. Although the exact reason is unknown, women who consumed refined grains, soda, and red meat were shown to have increased depression. The 12-year study was coauthored by Michel Lucas, PhD. A total of 43,000 women participated in the research....

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E-Cigarettes Don’t Lead To Smoking, Study Finds

E-Cigarettes Don’t Lead To Smoking, Study Finds

A new study on e-cigarettes examined the possibility that electronic cigarette use will lead to smoking — and determined that there is no indication use of smokeless tobacco alternatives will be a risk factor for future deadly habits. The e-cigarette study was contrasted with a Centers For Disease Control and Prevention report in September,...

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FDA Could Ban Artificial Trans Fats

FDA Could Ban Artificial Trans Fats

The Food and Drug Administration took steps on Thursday to ban trans fats by proposing measures that would eliminate the artery clogging substance that is a major contributor to heart disease. The proposal is open for public comment for 60 days. It would allow the agency to declare partially hydrogenated oils, the source of...

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US Spice Imports Contaminated With Salmonella, Bugs, And Rubber Bands

US Spice Imports Contaminated With Salmonella, Bugs, And Rubber Bands

US spice imports can be contaminated with salmonella, bugs, and even rubber bands, according to a report released on Wednesday by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA’s report explained that about 12 percent of the spices imported to the US contain contaminants. Federal authorities found that about seven percent of us spice...

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