article Attention Baby Boomers who will soon be turning age 62 and are planning on taking Social Security benefits early, be sure to do your homework before you sign the paperwork.  Continue Reading Below A Nationwide Retirement Institute survey  of 909 U.S. adults aged 50 or older found that many of those who claimed their […]

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By Staff. Does stopping long-term opioid treatment make chronic, non-cancer pain worse, unchanged or better?  That’s a question researchers at Washington State University set out to study. The researchers’ goal was to take a first step in understanding how ending long-term opioid therapy affects people with different types of pain. Their hope is to help doctors […]

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By Ed Coghlan. November is CRPS Awareness Month. CRPS/RSD is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disorder. It is classified as a rare disorder by the United States Food and Drug Administration. However, up to 200,000 individuals experience this condition in the United States, alone, in any given year. And in all candor, that number may be much […]

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Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has denounced his own country’s health services, state media reported today, criticising officials for being “very idle and irresponsible”. Impoverished and isolated North Korea, which is subject to multiple sets of UN Security Council sanctions over its pursuit of nuclear weapons, suffers from chronic food shortages and inadequate […]

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Dive Brief: Competition for customers between the beverage industry and marijuana startups is cranking up in California, according to Bloomberg. Recreational marijuana became legal in the state on January 1, opening up a huge market for sellers of cannabis wine, pot-infused seltzer and pre-rolled joints. According to Bloomberg, beverage analysts are saying that additional brewers and […]

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In a Nutshell *Cannabis marketers are prohibited from creating branding or package design that portrays a marijuana product in a manner that makes it seem glamorous and/or exciting, among other restrictions. *Authorities can impose fines of up to $500,000 per offense. Marketers, promotional product pros and graphic designers dreaming up trippy logos and packaging artwork […]

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The mid-term elections are still on people’s minds, as recounts and run-offs for federal congressional and state gubernatorial candidates are finally wrapping up.  Meanwhile, and largely taking a media-coverage backseat to these high-profile races, many new state initiatives became law as a result of the mid-terms, three which involved legalizing marijuana for recreational or medical […]

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September has been a wild month for weed stocks. On Sept. 19, Canadian cannabis company Tilray (TLRY) soared by as much as 90% after the CEO said Tilray is eyeing partnerships with pharmaceutical companies; Tilray briefly had a bigger market cap than giants like American Airlines, Chipotle, and Tiffany. Then shares plummeted, erasing the day’s […]

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By Staff. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $997,068 to a biopharmaceutical company to conduct preclinical research to evaluate the potential of NSI-189, which is a small molecule compound, for the prevention and treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Neuralstem, Inc. (Nasdaq:CUR) announced it was awarded a Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant […]

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Global differences in the manner and content of the regulation of food safety and other food-related issues stem from a wide variety of sources including history, culture, fear, protectionism and politics. Obviously these categories – if categories they are – are overlapping rather than mutually exclusive. Bernd van der Meulen, Wageningen University, explains more. GLOBAL […]

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You know the type — unmotivated, lazy, no work ethic, stoner. Now there might be some evidence to support the stoner stereotype — at least in rats. Research from Catharine Winstanley, a UBC associate professor in the department of psychology, and PhD student Mason Silveira, who conducted the research, showed that rats who were under the influence […]

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