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Italian Farmers Turn To Cannabis To Fight Soil Contamination

Italian Farmers Turn To Cannabis To Fight Soil Contamination

An environmentally-friendly positive for cannabis Farmers in a region of Italy have a unique use for cannabis, and it has nothing to do with getting high. It seems that the low-THC hemp helps decontaminate polluted soil. Vincenzo Fornaro says: “For generations, our family produced ricotta and meat.” He points to an empty farm that once housed […]

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Investigation Reveals Subway Chicken Is Only About 50% Chicken DNA

As far as fast-food joints go, Subway is considered to be one of the healthier ones. The chain offers many low-calories menu items, and it agreed to ditch a harmful bread additive found in yoga mats after concerned citizens inked a petition demanding the chemical’s removal. But an investigation by the CDC Marketplace reveals what some are […]

Study: Even “100% Safe Listening” Headphones May Cause Hearing Problems

Study: Even “100% Safe Listening” Headphones May Cause Hearing Problems

If your little ones regularly plug a set of children’s headphones into a smartphone or tablet (probably for your own sanity rather than for any other reason), you should know that even brands that claim to be “safe for young ears” or to deliver “100% safe listening” may still put your kids’ hearing at risk. […]

First Human Injected with Controversial Genetically Modified Genes

First Human Injected with Controversial Genetically Modified Genes

For the first time in history, a human has been injected with genes edited using the CRISPR-Cas9 method. [1] The experiment took place on 28 October 2016, when a team of Chinese scientists, led by oncologist Lu You at Sichuan University in Chengdu, delivered the genetically modified (GM) cells into a patient with aggressive lung cancer […]

FDA Approves Phase 3 Clinical Trial Of Ecstasy For PTSD Sufferers

FDA Approves Phase 3 Clinical Trial Of Ecstasy For PTSD Sufferers

The FDA gave permission on November 29 for large-scale, Phase 3 clinical trials of Ecstasy for people suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Many people swear the currently-illicit street drug has saved their lives, and if the trial is successful, it would establish Ecstasy as a legitimate prescription drug. [1] Preliminary trials of Ecstasy, […]

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The Shocking Reason Many Teenage Girls Are Prescribed Antidepressants

A striking new study published in JAMA Psychiatry links hormonal contraceptives to depression, especially in teenage girls. The findings aren’t surprising to many women. A professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and lead supervisor of the study, Dr. Øjvind Lidegaard said:   “We have known for decades that women’s sex hormones estrogen and progesterone have an influence […]

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The Alcohol Industry Is Funding Anti-Marijuana Efforts

Earlier this month, I wrote about how Insys Therapeutics, a drug company that sells only fentanyl, a powerful and often deadly opioid, has been fighting marijuana legalization efforts in Arizona. Well, it’s not just the pharmaceutical industry that is bankrolling anti-marijuana campaigns; the alcohol industry is in on it, too. Insys donated $500,000 to Arizonans […]

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found In A 4th Person In The U.S.

A 4th case of a superbug that is resistant to antibiotics of last resort has been reported in aConnecticut toddler, and health officials are scrambling to figure out where else the superbugs might be lurking. Antibiotic resistance first popped up in the U.S. this past May, when it was discovered that a Pennsylvania woman was harboring a […]

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How Illegal Drugs And ADHD Medications Are Polluting Urban Streams

Both legal and illegal drugs are polluting streams in and around at least 1 major U.S. city, a new study reveals. This includes amphetamines, which are biologically active and highly addictive. [1] The pollution comes at a high cost, ecologically. Areas in some streams have high enough concentrations of amphetamines to alter the bottom of the […]

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Omega-3 Fish Oil May Help People Recover From A Heart Attack

Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a ridiculous number of health benefits. They’ve been shown to protect against skin cancer and skin infections, and help to protect the brain from various damages. But perhaps the most well-known health benefit associated with omega-3 fats is heart health, with a new study suggesting that omega-3 fatty acids may also […]