Marijuana detected in homicide victims nearly doubles

January 8, 2020 — Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health assessed the time trends in alcohol and marijuana detected in homicide victims and found that the prevalence of marijuana almost doubled, increasing from 22 percent in 2004 to 42 percent in 2016. Alternately, the prevalence of alcohol declined slightly from 40 percent…

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Penn study paves way for new vaccines to protect infants against infections

PHILADELPHIA—A new Penn Medicine study puts researchers within closer reach of vaccines that can protect infants against infections by overcoming a mother’s antibodies, which are known to shut down immune defenses initiated by conventional vaccines. That hurdle largely explains why vaccinations for infectious diseases like influenza and measles not given until six to 12 months…

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Shifting clinic culture to address the opioid epidemic

For the 20 percent of Americans who suffer from chronic pain, prescription opioids may bring relief, but also risks. An estimated 21 to 29 percent of patients who receive chronic opioid treatment will misuse their medications, and 8 to 12 percent will develop an opioid use disorder. Tufts researchers believe that changing the way clinics…

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Medical News Today: What to know about PMS and depression

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) encompasses a range of potential physical and emotional symptoms in the weeks leading up to menses (the period). Some females are more likely to experience physical symptoms, whereas others may be likelier to…

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Ken Friedman of the Spotted Pig Will Pay $240,000 in Sexual Harassment Case

Ken Friedman, the principal owner of the Spotted Pig restaurant in Manhattan, has agreed to pay $240,000 and a share of his profits to 11 former employees who have accused him of sexual harassment, retaliation and discrimination, as part of a settlement brokered by the New York State attorney general’s office. The office investigated the…

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How to Pack a Go Bag for Extended Hospital Stays

When an ambulance came to rush Amy Goyer’s mother to the hospital one night in 2012, there wasn’t time to pack a bag. Ms. Goyer grabbed a few essentials and tailed the emergency vehicle in her car. A previous stroke had left Ms. Goyer’s mother mostly uncommunicative, and her father’s dementia made it hard for…

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T’s Favorite Nourishing Recipes for a More Healthful 2020

When the trees are bare, the skies are gray and the threat of a cold seems to be eternally looming, there is no better time to rekindle your creative spirit in the kitchen. Winter may be the season of warming soups, stews and porridges, but they needn’t be one-note or soporifically heavy. Below, a roundup…

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Donate $10 to Australia, Get a Nude Photo

Australia is facing a devastating wildfire season. Since October, fires have destroyed more than 1,400 homes, killed at least 24 people and countless animals, and burned millions of acres of land. Kaylen Ward, a nude model in Los Angeles, found herself particularly affected by this news. She lived in Redding, Calif., in 2018 and saw…

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Medical News Today: What are the types of depression?

Seven common types of depression are: Major depressive disorder Share on PinterestA person with major depressive disorder may feel guilty, worthless, and hopeless. Major depressive disorder is the classic form of depression. People with major depression experience symptoms that may include: sadness feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and hopelessness difficulty sleeping changes in appetite fatigue irritability…

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A Sprawling Space for Cocktails and Bar Fare in Midtown Manhattan

Headliner Bergamo’s This lobby lounge, in the Company Building, which is home to a collection of tech start-ups, sprawls over 8,500 square feet, with cushy booths and tables, a 63-foot bar, and an arched, tiled ceiling to echo the Guastavino installation across the street in Grand Central Terminal. It’s the work of Company You Keep…

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