Alex Griffith

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A Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana at the Federal Level Is on Its Way

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is shaking things up in Congress.<p>Put plainly, the cannabis industry is budding worldwide. Cannabis research firm …

Cannabis

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and death<p>An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim …

Biotechnology

Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes

The inspiration arrived in a haze at a Paul McCartney concert a few years ago in San Francisco.<p>"People in front of me started lighting up and then other people started lighting up," says Matthew Springer, a biologist and professor in the division of cardiology at the University of California, San …

Cannabis

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson traded ... to New York Yankees

Four-time Pro Bowler has played minor league baseball Wilson highly unlikely ever to play in major leagues<p>Not content with adding the National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to their set-up this off-season, the New York Yankees have decided to pick up a Super Bowl champion.<p>On Wednesday, the Yankees …

Baseball

Kylie Jenner Reveals The Name Of Her Daughter: Read The Sweet Announcement

In the post, which shows the infant holding her mother's manicured thumb, the 20-year-old star decided to offer her fans with the name of her baby in …

VA Clears The Air On Doctors Talking To Veterans About Marijuana Use

"Don't ask, don't tell" is how many veterans have approached health care conversations about marijuana use with the doctors they see from the Department of Veterans Affairs.<p>Worried that owning up to using the drug could jeopardize their VA benefits — even if they're participating in a medical …

Cannabis

4 infants die in 90 minutes at South Korean neonatal ICU

<b>(CNN) —</b> Autopsies performed on four babies who died Saturday of cardiac arrest at Seoul's Ewha Womans University Medical Center proved inconclusive, a statement from South Korea's National Forensic Service indicated.<p>Though CPR was performed, the four infants died within 90 minutes of each other …

Medicine

A Militia’s Plot to Bomb Somali Refugees in a Kansas Town

For all of Patrick Stein’s life, Southwest Kansas — “God’s country,” he called it — had looked basically the same. Golden fields, white grain …

Obama Administration

Keaton Jones GoFundMe Drive Halted Over Concerns About Bullied Boy's Mom (Exclusive)

Joe Lam tells TheWrap he stopped the campaign after Kimberly Jones was accused of racist Facebook posts<p>The administrator of a GoFundMe drive that has …

Having older brothers increases men's likelihood of being gay

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a guy with an older brother, there's an increased chance you're gay.<p>Scientists have noticed this pattern in previous research, but now they think they have a biological explanation as to why, and it starts long before birth. The results were published in the journal PNAS on Monday.<p>…

Community Health

ProtonMail expands encrypted email service to desktop clients including Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail

Encrypted email service ProtonMail has come a long way since its global launch 18 months ago, having expanding into VPNs, started targeting small businesses, grown into multiple languages, and — most recently — launched an encrypted contacts manager.<p>Now, the Swiss company is making its core service …

Privacy

Purdue University Mounted a Child Nutrition Study. It Went Very, Very Wrong.

Camp DASH was supposed to be a gold-standard study of diet-mitigated hypertension in adolescents. Instead, it became a venue for chaos.<p>On July 18, an …

College & University

Neo-Nazi Loses Job, Says He Might Lose Home After Widely Criticized New York Times Profile

Tony Hovater, his wife and his brother-in-law were fired from an Ohio restaurant after his white nationalist views were profiled in the New York Times<p>…

HDMI 2.1 is here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support

Back in January, the HDMI Forum unveiled its new specifications for the HDMI connector, called HDMI 2.1. Now, that HDMI specification is available to all vendors who have already adopted HDMI 2.0. It's backwards compatible with all previous HDMI specifications.<p>The focus of HDMI 2.1 is on higher …

Handy

The Keystone pipeline just spilled another 210,000 gallons of oil

Here's what you need to know about the situation in South Dakota.<p>Sometime before 6 a.m. local time, operators noticed that pressure had dropped in a pipeline capable of pumping 590,000 barrels of crude oil products every day from Canada down to the Gulf Coast.<p>The oil was likely diluted bitumen, or …

Environment

Trump says 'big game trophy decision on hold' after lifting of elephant trophy ban

President Donald Trump on Friday announced he is suspending a controversial decision to lift the ban on importing trophies of dead elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia into the U.S., which had been assailed by conservation and animal rights groups.<p>"Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time …

Wildlife

The Truth Behind The 'First Marijuana Overdose Death'

This is too important to get wrong.<p>A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines …

Cannabis

Light drinking during pregnancy may not harm baby, study suggests

A glass or two of wine could be okay during pregnancy, a study by the British Medical Journal says<p>Boozing while pregnant has been a hard “no” for …

Is One Drink OK For Pregnant Women? Around The Globe, The Answer Is No

When it comes to drinking alcohol during pregnancy, some women wonder: Is it OK to have one drink?<p>"I do get that question often," says David Garry, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Stony Brook University Hospital. And, he says his answer is clear.<p>"There is no safe level of alcohol use during …

Pregnancy

The FDA has labeled ecstasy a "breakthrough therapy" for PTSD

From Illegal Drug to Legal Treatment<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also …