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  • Study finds dangerous drug use trend in high school seniors

    September 11, 2017 4:28 PM 58

    Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A study from New York University has found that the use of synthetic cannabinoids is on the rise among high school seniors. The study, {link:published in the September edition of Pediatrics: "" target="_blank"), found synthetic cannabinoids, or SCs, which are potent

  • J&J unit ends hepatitis C drug development in crowded market

    September 11, 2017 6:36 AM 30

    (Reuters) - Janssen Sciences Ireland UC, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, said it would discontinue further development of its hepatitis C research, citing increased availability of a number of effective hepatitis C therapies. Janssen said it would not continue the development of the investigational hepatitis C treatment regimen JNJ-4178, a combination of three

  • Horse dies from serious mosquito-borne disease

    September 8, 2017 5:38 PM 20

    State officials say a horse in Cumberland County has died after contracting eastern equine encephalitis, a serious mosquito-borne disease that affects horses. The five-year-old mare -- which had not been vaccinated against encephalitis -- died on Aug. 28. Officials did not say which Cumberland County town the horse lived in. The death serves as a warning

  • Teen's painful skin condition causes her to 'shed' every 6 weeks

    September 8, 2017 2:28 PM 67

    A 16-year-old who sheds her skin every six weeks is set to receive life-changing therapy for her rare disease. Shalini Yadav, who was diagnosed with Erythroderma, has to constantly moisturize her body and bathe every hour to stop her skin from hardening, SWNS reported. Yadav, who lives in the Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradseh in India, is set to fly to Spain

  • Canada's top marijuana producer to double production

    September 7, 2017 11:02 PM 24

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s biggest licensed producer of medical marijuana has bought land next to its greenhouse production site that will allow it to more than double the total volume of cannabis it can grow, its chief executive said on Thursday. Canopy Growth Corp’s (WEED.TO) Tweed Farms Inc subsidiary expects to spend at least C$25 million ($21 million)

  • 86-year-old dementia patient fatally beaten in care facility

    September 7, 2017 1:16 PM 20

    Authorities say an 86-year-old resident of a Massachusetts nursing home's dementia ward has been beaten to death and they suspect his roommate. Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey says in a statement that James Schappell was apparently beaten Tuesday morning with a piece of furniture in a room at the CareOne facility in Randolph, a suburb of Boston

  • Poll: Three-quarters of Americans see football head injuries as a major issue

    September 6, 2017 6:33 PM 48

    The controversies surrounding professional football in the last few years have had little impact on the sport's popularity. Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A recent poll from the University of Massachusetts Lowell found that three-quarters of Americans believe head injuries in football are a major problem. The poll of 1,000 Americans found 77 percent of respondents

  • Police officer delivers baby on side of highway

    September 6, 2017 3:59 PM 49

    A police officer in Maryland is being credited with the safe delivery of a baby boy after the newborn’s father flagged him down while en route to the hospital. Sgt. Nick Cicale, of Prince George’s County Police Department, found the distressed couple along the East-West Highway in University Park, Fox 5 DC reported. The father, who was not identified

  • CDC awards $28.6 million to states to fight opioid epidemic

    September 6, 2017 2:29 PM 29

    Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday it is awarding more than $28.6 million in funding to 44 states and Washington, D.C., to fight the opioid epidemic. Under the Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States, or PfS, program, $19.3 million in funding will go to 27 states as program expansion supplemental

  • The Top 10 Workout Songs For September 2017

    September 5, 2017 5:24 PM 13

    The tracks are varied, but the energy is constant. Everything that’s great about this month’s top workout tracks can be summed up in a single word: variety. If keeping your mind engaged is the key to keeping your body in motion, this selection of tracks below should provide plenty of inspiration for both. So, let’s get into the highlights. Pop hits are well represented