Medical News Today: Cannabis withdrawal can be ‘highly disabling’

Authorities are legalizing cannabis, particularly for medicinal use, in an increasing number of states. Many people stand by its alleged benefits, but new research warns that frequent use may lead to the «disabling» symptoms of cannabis withdrawal syndrome. Frequent users of cannabis may have ‘disabling’ withdrawal symptoms, researchers warn. A recent study — led by…

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Paradise Threatened: Fiji’s War Against Climate Change

Between the international airport in Nadi, Fiji, and the capital city of Suva, the coastal road on the island of Viti Levu is lined with resorts and clogged with tour buses. It’s a route I took several times this spring when I visited friends in Suva, a bustling port city where cruise ships drop anchor…

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Warhol & I

When I first heard that one of Raf Simons’s Big New Ideas for the transformation of Calvin Klein was Andy Warhol, I rolled my eyes. As an art-fashion play, it seemed a little obvious. A pop icon household name for a pop icon household name. The creative who embraced Campbell’s Soup being the symbol of…

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Phys Ed: Even a 10-Minute Walk May Be Good for the Brain

Ten minutes of mild, almost languorous exercise can immediately alter how certain parts of the brain communicate and coordinate with one another and improve memory function, according to an encouraging new neurological study. The findings suggest that exercise does not need to be prolonged or intense to benefit the brain and that the effects can…

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Gertrude Mokotoff, Ex-Mayor and a Bride at 98, Is Dead at 100

Gertrude Mokotoff, who was 71 when she became the first female mayor of Middletown, N.Y., and then drew even wider attention more than a quarter of a century later by marrying a 94-year-old man when she was 98, died on Oct. 17 at a hospital in that city. She was 100. The cause was congestive…

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Field Notes: How to Keep From Getting Cold Feet at the Wedding

Krystal and Matt Ritter’s wedding last April at the W Fort Lauderdale hotel was a black tie-preferred event, but shoes were optional for their bridal party and 155 guests — at least on the dance floor. The couple, who met at Florida State University and now live in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., instead made wedding-branded socks…

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Modern Love: ‘Get Up. It’s O.K. I’m Right Here With You.’

Image Graffiti we wrote in Prague: «Little Bug loves Jackson with all of her heart, and the same.» “Not Done With the World” After five rounds of in vitro fertilization, my wife and I didn’t have the funds to be parents anymore. We cried all the time. Avoided Facebook. Held our dogs too tight. Watched…

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Aspirin May Be a Good Option to Prevent Blood Clots After Knee Surgery

Image Surgeons often prescribe expensive anticoagulant drugs after knee surgery to prevent blood clots, but a new study has found that plain aspirin can work just as well. Blood clots are not common after knee surgery, but the consequences can be serious and even fatal. There are a number of prescription blood thinners, including the…

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