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White House may boost recreational marijuana enforcement: spokesman

Reuters Health News - 3 hours 27 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump may ramp up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use, a White House spokesman said on Thursday, setting up potential conflicts in states where the drug is legal.
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Scientists test deep brain stimulation as potential anorexia therapy

Reuters Health News - February 23, 2017 - 6:34pm
LONDON (Reuters) - A small study in 16 people with severe anorexia has found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight.
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Wonder-ful news: 13-year-old girl wins Supreme Court decision over service dog

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 6:01pm

You may have seen photos of a young girl and her goldendoodle Wonder on the steps of the Supreme Court on social media, so who is she and why is she smiling? On Wednesday, the Supreme Court unanimously sided with Fry, which may allow her to sue her local school board for damages for the emotional distress she said she suffered by being denied the assistance of her service dog. “The school district had decided that Wonder wasn’t necessary,” Stacy Fry, Ehlena’s mother, told Yahoo News.

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Doctor-rating websites lack helpful information

Reuters Health News - February 23, 2017 - 4:47pm
(Reuters Health) - Consumers increasingly turn to commercial physician-rating websites, similar to those for restaurants and hotels, when searching for a new doctor, but the sites rarely have information that actually helps patients, researchers say.
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White House clarifies Trump’s ‘top of the pack’ U.S. nuclear arsenal comment

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 4:10pm

During the White House press briefing on Thursday, Feb. 23, Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about President Trump’s comments in a Reuters interview about building up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to be at the “top of the pack.” Spicer clarified those comments and said, “What he was very clear on was the United States will not yield its supremacy in this area to anybody.”

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Acupuncture might help prevent migraines

Reuters Health News - February 23, 2017 - 3:53pm
(Reuters Health) - For people with a certain type of migraine headache, regular acupuncture treatments may help reduce the frequency of these debilitating attacks, a recent study from China suggests.
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Seeing Double? Puppy Born in Shelter Has Bizarre Image of Herself on Left Ear

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 2:25pm

"We had put up a picture of her trying to get her adopted, and someone commented, 'Oh look, she's got a dog on her ear,'" said a shelter representative.

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Merck drug prevents serious infection after marrow transplant: study

Reuters Health News - February 23, 2017 - 1:53pm
(Reuters) - An experimental Merck & Co drug succeeded in preventing clinically serious cytomegalovirus (CMV) following bone marrow transplant and was associated with a lower death rate compared with placebo in a late state study, the company said.
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Illinois state worker union members approve strike if needed

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 1:39pm

Illinois could face a shutdown of its state government after its biggest labor union representing state workers said on Thursday its members overwhelmingly voted in favor of a strike. Just over 80 percent of members voted in favor of allowing the union's bargaining committee to call a strike if "no other path forward can be found" in reaching a new contract with the state, said Roberta Lynch, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31. The union's 38,000 members, who include prison guards, healthcare providers for veterans and the disabled, child welfare investigators, state highway workers and others, have been without a contract since July 2015.

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‘Truly heartbroken’: Sean Hannity honors longtime friend Alan Colmes after death at 66

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 12:57pm

Fox News host Sean Hannity paid tribute to his longtime friend and colleague Alan Colmes on Thursday after the liberal commentator’s death at 66. According to a statement released by his family, Colmes passed away Thursday morning after a brief illness and leaves behind his wife Jocelyn Elise Crowley. Hannity and Colmes rose to national prominence as co-hosts of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity & Colmes,” which ran from 1996 until 2009.

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The Best Keyboards For Serious Typists

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 12:32pm

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Is homemade baby food healthier for infants?

Reuters Health News - February 23, 2017 - 12:31pm
(Reuters Health) - Babies who get homemade food may learn to like a wider variety of food types and be leaner than infants who eat store-bought products, a recent study suggests.
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Boston Scientific recalls Lotus Valve heart devices

Reuters Health News - February 23, 2017 - 12:01pm
(Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp said on Thursday it was recalling its Lotus range of heart devices, citing reports of problems with the locking mechanism, sending its shares down as much as 7.4 percent.
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The full Galaxy S8+ specs sheet just leaked

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 11:31am

If all goes according to what we've seen and heard time and time again, the Galaxy S8+ will essentially be a Galaxy S8, but bigger. Aside from size differences for the display and battery pack, the two phones are expected to offer the exact same specs. And now a new leak from a trustworthy source reveals the specs of the phablet version of the Galaxy S8, which means the last remaining questions surrounding Samsung's upcoming flagship phone duo were just answered. According to Evan Blass, who keeps leaking details about unannounced mobile devices, the Galaxy S8+ will have a huge Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display that measures 6.2 inches (full rectangle) or 6.1 inches (accounting for the rounded corners), depending on how you measure. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/834550877058953216 Other specs include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, microSD support, a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel main camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, an iris scanner, IP68 dust and water-resistance, and wireless charging. The phone ships with support for Samsung Knox and Samsung Pay, and the earphones are “tuned by AKG.” The list is pretty believable considering the source, but also the fact that it matches much of what we've heard before about Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 family of devices. In a subsequent tweet, Blass said the Galaxy S8 will be the first phone to ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. This seems to further reinforce the idea that the LG G6 does not have the Snapdragon 835 processor inside, which is Qualcomm’s newest chip for mobile devices. The LG G6 will be unveiled later this week, more than a month before the Galaxy S8 series is announced. An earlier report indicated that the Galaxy S8 should hit stores on April 21st, a date mentioned in various other leaks, or more than a month after the LG G6, which is supposedly scheduled to go on sale on March 10th.

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Jackie Evancho Slams Trump's Reversal of Transgender Bathroom Policy, Defends Sister

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 11:13am

'U gave me the honor 2 sing at your inauguration. Pls give me & my sis the honor 2 meet with u 2 talk,' she tweeted.

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Behold: This all-screen iPhone 8 with a Touch Bar looks like a game-changer

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 11:08am

We're just days away from the start of the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, where the world's top Android device makers will show off their latest and greatest creations. LG will reportedly unveil its next-generation LG G6 flagship phone, Samsung seemingly has a fresh new tablet to show off, and dozens of other companies will unveil hot next-generation Android phones as well. But despite all of the new announcements expected at MWC 2017 in just a few days, there's still one phone that continues to generate more hype and buzz than any other device... and we're still seven months away from seeing it unveiled.

That's right, it's the iPhone 8, and now Apple's hotly anticipated new iPhone has been imagined running iOS 11 with a Touch Bar. The results are so awesome, they need to be seen to be believed.

Despite the painfully long wait Apple fans still have to endure before the completely redesigned iPhone 8 finally becomes a reality, we already know plenty about the new phone. Reliable sources headed by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo have revealed that the upcoming iPhone 8 will be the first in a new line of iPhones, and will be released separately from the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus Apple is seemingly still planning.

Even though it's early in the game, it's already a safe bet that the iPhone 8 will feature a new OLED display that occupies most of the phone's face. The home button will be removed to allow Apple to shrink down the bezel beneath the screen, and the top and side bezels will reportedly see significant size reductions as well. In fact, Apple's new iPhone 8 will supposedly fit a large 5.8-inch OLED screen into a phone that is roughly the same size as the iPhone 7, which sports a 4.7-inch display.

We've had no shortage of concept mockups that attempt to imagine what the new iPhone 8 will look like. Most recently, we saw a gorgeous all-screen iPhone 8 running iOS 11 and another iPhone 8 mockup that imagined a new "function area" where the home button used to be. Now, YouTube user AGVIDEOS has taken that concept a big step forward and imagined what it might be like to have an all-screen iPhone 8 with a dedicated Touch Bar region like the MacBook Pro.

There are a few glaring technical issues with the hardware imagined in this video — namely, the phone doesn't have an ear speaker or any front-facing cameras and sensors — but the iOS 11 software features mocked up by the video's creator look incredible. The new Touch Bar area makes multitasking a breeze, and the on-screen navigation gestures would be welcomed with open arms by all iOS devices users. There's also a next-generation AirDrop feature with a brilliant interface that we would love to see Apple take inspiration from.

Will any of these fantastic features actually make their way to the iPhone 8 or iOS 11? Only time will tell. But for now, at least we can enjoy the video:


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Spain reports outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in ducks

Reuters Health News - February 23, 2017 - 10:37am
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain reported a case of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in a northeastern farm in Catalonia and said it would cull 17,000 ducks, the regional government confirmed on Thursday.
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SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little late

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 10:31am

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day.

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Pope suggests 'better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic'

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 9:49am

Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of "many" Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life. Less than two months after his election, he said Christians should see atheists as good people if they do good.

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Why Did People on Medicaid Vote for Trump?

Pharma news - February 23, 2017 - 9:47am

Here’s a question that’s baffled health reporters in the months since the election: Why would people who benefit from Obamacare in general—and its Medicaid expansion specifically—vote for a man who vowed to destroy it?

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