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  • Is juicing raw marijuana the next green drink?

    Is juicing raw marijuana the next green drink?

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    Every morning, Katie Marsh starts her day with a green smoothie— infused with cannabis.Marsh, of Madawaska, Maine, blends up yogurt, fruit and thawed, juiced cannabis.“To drink it straight is kind of bitter, but it’s not at all objectionable in a smoothie,” she said.…

  • Russia bringing back Cold War mini-subs, report says

    Russia bringing back Cold War mini-subs, report says

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    Russia is reportedly bringing back a fleet of Cold War-era mini-submarines, a move that could ramp up tensions with the West.Moscow is set to bring back the Cold War-era Piranha-class midget subs as part of a $350 million military spending spree, according to the…

  • Candy sickens 1,080 students in southern Philippines

    Candy sickens 1,080 students in southern Philippines

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    More than 1,000 students in a southern Philippine province fell ill Friday after eating fruit-flavored candy sold by vendors during their school recess, officials said.Provincial disaster management officer Abel de Guzman said no deaths have been recorded, but at least 1,080 students in southern…

  • Antipsychotic use rising among teens and young adults

    Antipsychotic use rising among teens and young adults

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    A growing number of teens and young adults are being prescribed antipsychotics, a new study suggests.In particular, it appears they’re being used to treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – a condition for which the powerful drugs are not approved.The percentage of…

  • Moderate to heavy drinking may raise women’s blood pressure

    Moderate to heavy drinking may raise women’s blood pressure

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    Just two drinks a day could raise a woman’s blood pressure enough to put her at risk for hypertension, Australian researchers say.Past studies have shown that drinking alcohol raises men’s blood pressure, but results for women have been mixed. In the new trial, when…

  • Knee surgery for pain may not be worthwhile

    Knee surgery for pain may not be worthwhile

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    Middle-aged and older adults with torn cartilage or painful arthritis in their knee are not likely to benefit from so-called arthroscopic surgery, and could be harmed by it, a review of past studies suggests.Researchers reviewed nine previous studies with a combined 1,270 patients and…

  • Not berry good: US adults still skimp on fruit and veggies

    Not berry good: US adults still skimp on fruit and veggies

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    Most U.S. adults still aren't eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables.In a large national survey, only 13 percent said they ate the recommended amount of fruit each day. And only 9 percent ate enough vegetables.California — a big produce-growing state — ranked highest…

  • Bounce back with this pharmacist-approved hangover helper

    Bounce back with this pharmacist-approved hangover helper

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    Sun, alcohol, fireworks, more alcohol. You get the picture.Seventeen-year veteran pharmacist and owner of Stanley’s Pharmacy in NYC, Stanley George, is used to tending to the bleary-eyed crowd on Saturday and Sunday mornings at his Lower East Side pharmacy where he serves up his…

  • If Greece gets easier rescue terms, other bailout states could face popular demands for same

    If Greece gets easier rescue terms, other bailout states could face popular demands for same

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    LISBON, Portugal – Eurozone governments taking a tough line on Greece's demand for debt relief and easier bailout terms fear opening a can of worms.Ceding too much ground to Athens could ignite a broader political crisis by infuriating people in other bailed-out countries in…

  • Gene therapy for deafness moves a few steps closer

    Gene therapy for deafness moves a few steps closer

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    Gene therapy for deafness is moving closer to reality, with new research on Wednesday showing the technique for fixing faulty DNA can improve responses in mice with genetic hearing loss.Separately, a clinical trial backed by Novartis is under way to help a different group…

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