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  • four/20 marijuana celebration tied to rise in deadly automotive crashes

    four/20 marijuana celebration tied to rise in deadly automotive crashes

    Marijuana users‘ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found. The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability. Previous studies have shown that many pot-using motorists drive after partaking and think it‘s safe […]

     
     
  • On-line undertaking highlights wants of B.C.‘s 1 million caregivers

    On-line undertaking highlights wants of B.C.‘s 1 million caregivers

    More than one million British Columbians are caregivers to a friend or family member in need — and many end up sacrificing their own health looking after a loved one. A recent report from B.C.‘s Office of the Seniors Advocate found that more than are feeling distressed in their role and unable to keep up. Dr. Yvette Lu, a family physician, […]

     
     
  • Younger physician utilizing Fb to recruit colleagues to rural Cape Breton

    Younger physician utilizing Fb to recruit colleagues to rural Cape Breton

    A young family doctor in northern Cape Breton has turned to Facebook to help her get some time off. Dr. Nicola Smith, 32, grew up in Dartmouth, N.S., and has worked in rural Neils Harbour for two and a half years. Just a few days ago, she directed a post to her friends on Facebook, hoping to interest a few […]

     
     
  • Trump needs to slash meals stamps and substitute them with a Blue Apron-type program

    Trump needs to slash meals stamps and substitute them with a Blue Apron-type program

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration wants to slash food aid to low-income families and make up the difference with a box of canned goods — a change that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney described in a briefing as a “Blue Apron-type program.” “What we do is propose that for folks who are on food stamps, part — […]

     
     
  • Medical Information In the present day: Huntington‘s ‘tremendous murderer‘ molecule may kill most cancers

    Medical Information In the present day: Huntington‘s ‘tremendous murderer‘ molecule may kill most cancers

    Scientists probing the reason why cancer is far less common in individuals with Huntington‘s disease have revealed that the gene responsible for the fatal brain condition produces a molecule that is deadly to cancer cells. Why are people with Huntington‘s disease less likely to be diagnosed with cancer? In a recent paper in the journal EMBO Reports, scientists from Northwestern […]