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Uruguay Considers Using Medical Marijuana To Treat Cocaine Addicts In Prison

NEW YORK -- Uruguay is considering using medical marijuana to treat prison inmates addicted to a crude and cheap form of cocaine, one of the country's top health officials said Thursday at the United Nations.<p>The South American country made headlines last year when it became the first in the world …

Already Deadly in Africa, Could Ebola Hit America Next?

It has so far been mostly contained to Africa, but is the world getting too small for the deadly Ebola virus to stay contained for long?<p>A hunter …

Refined sugar is the real villain because it raises risk of heart disease

Simon Capewell of Liverpool University says the guideline should be 10 vegetables a day if people's diets are to change<p>Simon Capewell, professor of public health and policy at Liverpool University, says we should aim for 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day – never mind five or seven – and …

Stop Calling Suicide Victims 'Selfish'

There's no questioning that suicide is catastrophic. It's absolutely incomprehensible to me and most others that a person would feel so terrible, so trapped, so desolate that she would want to end her own life.<p>Yet, it seems every time the topic of suicide comes up, someone attacks suicide victims …

The Ballsiest Pug You’ve Ever Seen Took On A Police K-9 Unit In Phoenix

Officers from the Phoenix Police Department had their hands full yesterday morning, as a suspect had barricaded himself in his home after he allegedly robbed a Subway restaurant. According to ABC 15, the standoff lasted for more than four hours, before things eventually took a terrible turn. For at …