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In the period the panel looked at, there were more deaths from illicit drug overdoses than from motor vehicle incidents, suicides and homicides combined, he said. "In particular, the potency and content of illicit substances is unpredictable; this is why we're advocating for access to safer drug use, including opioid agonist therapy, tools like drug checking and take home naloxone kits, as well as an evidence-based treatment and recovery system of care".
  • Eagles agree on 1-year deal with Paul Worrilow

    Eagles agree on 1-year deal with Paul Worrilow

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    Worrilow, 27, has made 415 tackles over five National Football League seasons. A native of Wilmington, Worrilow grew up in the shadows of the 215, and after an abbreviated stint at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas, returned home to quietly star for his hometown college, University of Delaware .
  • Air NZ pulls plug on alliance with Virgin Australia

    Air NZ pulls plug on alliance with Virgin Australia

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    New Zealand's national carrier ended the strategic alliance, giving Virgin notice of its plans to quit the arrangement, the ASX-listed airline said in a statement. Air New Zealand said the market has changed and it can do a better job in getting and looking after passengers from Australia. That means you can continue earning and redeeming Velocity points on Air New Zealand trans-Tasman flights, along with journeys on New Zealand domestic routes, whether booked to fly on a Virgin Australia ...
  • Bollywood star sentenced to five years for killing antelopes

    Bollywood star sentenced to five years for killing antelopes

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    Reports on the ground in India say he will have to spend at least a few days in prison. Khan has a history of brushes with the law . In a decision issued on Thursday, a court in the northwestern city of Jodhpur said Khan is liable for violating the country's wildlife law for the October 1998 incident.
  • Blazers star going to be 'smart' about sprained ankle

    Blazers star going to be 'smart' about sprained ankle

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    He was later seen being taken out of the arena on a cart. Shams Charania with Yahoo! Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. After the Rockets game, Portland will travel to San Antonio to play the Spurs then to Denver for a date with the Nuggets before coming back home for the regular-season finale against the Utah Jazz on April.
  • Actor Kollam Ajith is no more

    Actor Kollam Ajith is no more

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    Suffering from stomach ailments, the actor was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kochi. Noted Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith , who has worked in more than 500 films, died early Thursday morning. Ajith was often referred to Malayalam film industry's permanent villain on account of his role in the hugely successful Irupathaam Noottaandu (1987) starring Mohanlal.
  • Eat up! Study finds pasta can aid weight loss

    Eat up! Study finds pasta can aid weight loss

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    The researchers looked the impact of pasta consumption on the body, and almost 2,500 participants take part in 30 randomized controlled trials. The study, published in journal BMJ Open , involved several control trials with nearly 2,500 people who ate 3.3 servings of pasta a week instead of other forms of carbs.
  • Monkeys in hot water show less stress, study finds

    Monkeys in hot water show less stress, study finds

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    Dr. Takeshita and her colleagues studied 12 adult females during the spring birth season, from April to June, and winter mating season, from October to December. The researchers published their findings in the online edition of global academic journal Primates on April 3. The researchers determined how much time the monkeys spent in the hot springs , and which monkeys bathed the most.
  • Medical marijuana could help curb the obioid abuse epidemic, studies say

    Medical marijuana could help curb the obioid abuse epidemic, studies say

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    People on Medicare filled 14 percent fewer prescriptions for opioids after medical marijuana laws were passed in their states. The other study , led by researcher Hefei Wen, from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, found a decrease in opioid prescriptions covered by Medicaid in states that legalized either medicinal or recreational pot .
  • EC supports 'one candidate, one seat' proposal

    EC supports 'one candidate, one seat' proposal

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    Now, EC has requested for the amendment of Representation of the People Act to restrict a candidate to contest from one seat. "When a candidate contests from two seats, it is imperative that he has to vacate one of the two seats should he win both".
  • UIDAI launches Virtual ID, aimed at hiding Aadhaar numbers

    UIDAI launches Virtual ID, aimed at hiding Aadhaar numbers

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    He reiterated that it was in line with the court's ruling holding privacy to be a fundamental right under the Constitution and was safe and secure. Earlier, the Centre had said that the Aadhaar Act was a "fair and reasonable law" which complied with the tests prescribed by the historic verdict on the right to privacy.
  • Number of serious flu cases finally starts to decline

    Number of serious flu cases finally starts to decline

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    As often happens late in flu season, influenza B has become the dominant circulating strain: By mid-March, more doctors and clinics were seeing patients who tested positive for flu B than for flu A, according to the CDC . Only one season this decade has had higher flu activity this late in the season- that was two years ago. For instance, the vaccine is 67 percent effective against the H1N1 flu, which was the 2009 pandemic flu and is still around.
  • BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Position Boosted by LPL Financial LLC

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    The institutional investor held 500,861 shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $23.04M, down from 531,485 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. increased its stake in BHP Billiton by 1.8% during the 4th quarter. Its down 0.01, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 42 investors sold PX shares while 295 reduced holdings.
  • Police group calls use-of-force bill 'dangerous'

    Police group calls use-of-force bill 'dangerous'

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    Lawmakers described Clark's killing, and other instances in which officers shot black and Latino residents, as the impetus behind the legislation. "It allows officers to kill community members when they had other options or when they're the ones who created the danger".
  • Legal Marijuana Reduces Opioid Prescription Rates

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    A further eight states permit recreational use of marijuana, with California beginning weed sales in January of this year. As with the Medicaid study, Bradford et.al. Nine more states passed laws that allowed for medical marijuana. The two studies were published online April 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine . One of the conclusions in the report is that cannabis or cannabinoids found in marijuana can be an effective treatment for chronic pain .
  • 5 die in Greene County house fire

    5 die in Greene County house fire

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    Firefighters extinguished the fire which broke out at a home in Hermitage Lane. The fire began around 5 p.m. Friday at 8 Tullamore St.in Uptown Butte just south of Centerville. Officers and the Cass Lake Fire Department found the home engulfed in flames. The fire was mainly contained to the kitchen but there was smoke damage throughout the house.
  • Medical marijuana could help lower opioid prescription

    Medical marijuana could help lower opioid prescription

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    It is also possible that some respondents were reluctant to report their plans to resume marijuana use, since it is illegal at the federal level, and was illegal for recreational use in the states where we asked this question. That suggest the medical marijuana laws didn't reach some people who could benefit from using marijuana instead of opioids, said Hefei Wen of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, one of the study authors.
  • White House Introduces Policies to Reduce Medication Prices Under Medicare

    White House Introduces Policies to Reduce Medication Prices Under Medicare

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    CMS also said it finalized a reduction in the maximum amount that low-income beneficiaries pay for biosimilars , saving the agency about $10 million. In addition, the agency said it was expanding its overutilization monitoring system, which it said has "already significantly reduced the number of high risk beneficiaries".
  • "Nightmare bacteria" a growing threat in the US

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    Schuchat compared antibiotic resistance to a spreading fire. " Resistance genes with the capability to turn routine bacteria into problem germs have actually been presented into numerous states", CDC Principal Deputy Director Dr. Because the bugs are hard to treat, they threaten patients who need antibiotics most: cancer patients, organ recipients, children with cystic fibrosis and people with other forms of immune suppression.