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Veterans are using pot to ease PTSD, despite scant research
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Published in 22-3-2016
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Others, though, have seen little benefit from the drug. [...] the VA has documented a troubling rise in the number of PTSD-afflicted veterans who have been diagnosed with marijuana dependence, which some experts say can hamper recovery from war trauma. The stories of vets like Zorn and Whiter have helped fuel the debate over whether states and the federal government should legalize the drug for ...>>
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India has the most people without clean water, report says
Technology
Published in 22-3-2016
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[...] the report urged more action in "a world where one in 10 people are trapped in a cycle of poverty and disease for want of a safe, affordable water supply of their own." India already faces chronic water shortages and drought, as rivers become increasingly polluted and groundwater reserves rapidly decline thanks to the unchecked use of water pumps by farmers and villagers. The breadbasket s ...>>
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FBI: Attacker's phone possibly accessible without Apple help
Technology
Published in 22-3-2016
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In a conference call with reporters, Apple attorneys said it's premature to declare victory in the case because authorities could come back in a few weeks and insist they still need the company's help. Lawmakers, civil rights advocates and other tech companies have criticized the FBI for not doing more to try to crack the iPhone itself before seeking to force Apple's hand. "To me, ...>>
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Disputed health law rule would broaden transgender rights
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Published in 22-3-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Big companies are pushing back against proposed federal rules they say would require their medical plans to cover gender transition and other services under the nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama's health care law. Civil rights advocates representing transgender people say the regulation, now being finalized by the Health and Human Services Department, would ...>>
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Shots for other viruses offer clues in race for Zika vaccine
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Published in 15-3-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine, and while they're starting from scratch against a poorly understood disease, copying shots for similar viruses offers a head start. Simple DNA vaccines, made with only a few genes from the virus; some made from killed or inactivated virus, much like a standard flu shot; others made with live but weakened virus. Zika hadn' ...>>
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Study questions impact of NYC students' weight report cards
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Published in 15-3-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) When New York City public schools began giving students report cards on their weight a decade ago, officials hoped the information would help fight an obesity epidemic in the nation's largest school system. After weighing and measuring its 1.1 million students, the school system gave each reports including a BMI number, weight percentile and, until last year, a designation: "u ...>>
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Issues, not apps, are the focus at South by Southwest
Technology
Published in 15-3-2016
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Big-picture issues and futuristic ideas rather than the usual hot app or startup launch have taken the spotlight at this year's South by Southwest Interactive tech jamboree. More than 30,000 attendees flooded the streets of downtown Austin over the weekend, soaking up live music and marketing stunts including a life-size Ferris wheel provided by the USA Network show "Mr ...>>
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European, Russian space agencies launch mission to Mars
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Published in 15-3-2016
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Mission controllers in Darmstadt, Germany, said they began receiving a signal from the spacecraft about 11 hours after launch, after it had successfully separated from the rocket and deployed its solar wings to continue on its journey. The probe's Trace Gas Orbiter will analyze methane and other gases in the Martian atmosphere to determine where they are coming from, said Paolo Ferri, ESA� ...>>
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Report: 2015 US drug spending up 5 percent, half 2014's rise
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Published in 15-3-2016
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Spending on prescription drugs for insured Americans rose about 5 percent last year, driven by both greater medication use and higher prices, mainly for very expensive drugs termed specialty medicines. A report by the largest U.S. prescription benefit manager, Express Scripts Holding Co., also found the average price of brand-name drugs already on the market increased by 16.2 percent in 2015 and ...>>
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AP Investigation: American company bungled Ebola response
Technology
Published in 8-3-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) An American company that bills itself as a pioneer in tracking emerging epidemics made a series of costly mistakes during the 2014 Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa with employees feuding with fellow responders, contributing to misdiagnosed Ebola cases and repeatedly misreading the trajectory of the virus, an Associated Press investigation has found. San Francisco-bas ...>>
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Womb transplant recipient grateful for chance at pregnancy
Technology
Published in 8-3-2016
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The experimental surgery is part of a new frontier in transplantation that, if it works, might be an alternative for some of the thousands of women unable to have children because they were born without a uterus or lost it to disease. The woman must wait at least a year to ensure the new uterus is healthy enough to try getting pregnant through in vitro fertilization, using embryos frozen ahead of ...>>
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AP Investigation: American company bungled Ebola response
Technology
Published in 8-3-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) A U.S. company assigned a crucial role in the efforts to battle Ebola in Sierra Leone made a series of costly mistakes during the 2014 outbreak, an Associated Press investigation has found. Staffers with the San Francisco-based company Metabiota Inc. not only misread the epidemic, they contributed to botched lab results, undermined partners and put people at risk of the terrifyin ...>>
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Go master: AI will one day prevail but beauty of Go remains
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Published in 8-3-2016
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Computers eventually will defeat human players of Go, but the beauty of the ancient Chinese game of strategy that has fascinated people for thousands of years will remain, the Go world champion said Tuesday. South Korean Lee Sedol, a Go master who has won 18 international titles since he became a professional player at age 12, said the risk of human error means he may not ...>>
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US appeals ruling on accessing data in New York iPhone case
Technology
Published in 8-3-2016
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The government's 45-page brief comes a week after U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein issued his decision in a routine drug case, dealing a blow to the Obama administration in its battle with the tech giant over privacy and public safety. Apple had previously assailed the government's move, saying U.S. officials were seeking "dangerous power" through the courts and trampling on the co ...>>
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AP Investigation: American company bungled Ebola response
Technology
Published in 8-3-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) An American company that bills itself as a pioneer in tracking emerging epidemics made a series of costly mistakes during the 2014 Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa with employees feuding with fellow responders, contributing to misdiagnosed Ebola cases and repeatedly misreading the trajectory of the virus, an Associated Press investigation has found. San Francisco-bas ...>>
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