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Marijuana could help reduce opioid addiction, study says

Marijuana could help reduce opioid addiction, study says Their report was published this week in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal from the American Medical Association. One looked at trends in opioid prescribing under Medicaid, which covers low-income adults, between 2011 and 2016. "We had about a 14.5 percent reduction in opiate use when states turned on dispensaries, and about a 7 percent reduction in opiate use when states turned on home cultiv... [Full Article...]

CMS Raises Medicare Advantage Payments, Tweaks Opioid Language for Patients With Pain

CMS Raises Medicare Advantage Payments, Tweaks Opioid Language for Patients With Pain One of the policies would reduce the maximum amount of money beneficiaries pay for expensive biological drugs. In a call with reporters announcing the changes, led by CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the agency said it was changing how it used encounter data (created by healthcare providers during visits with patients) to set risk scores, by boosting the percentage of such data to 25%, up from 15%. [Full Article...]

LifeNet marks donate life month

LifeNet marks donate life month Throughout the month, LifeLink of Florida honors the spirit of those individuals who make transplants possible-organ, tissue and eye donors. In conjunction with the national observance of Donate Life Month in April, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is advising Pennsylvanians that driver's license and identification (ID) cardholders can easily help another person live a fuller, lon... [Full Article...]

Rangasthalam crosses 100 crore mark, fastest one after Baahubali!

Rangasthalam crosses 100 crore mark, fastest one after Baahubali! The film has generated great buzz even before the release. Everone appreciated ram charan and cast performance in the film. If we have a look at the Box Office figures of worldwide markets and especially in the United States of America and Australia. [Full Article...]

UN Asks For Nearly $3 Billion Of Aid To Yemen

UN Asks For Nearly $3 Billion Of Aid To Yemen Last Tuesday, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres attended the signing of the joint executive program between the Kingdom and the United Nations represented by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for supporting and financing the UN Humanitarian Response Plan in Yemen for 2018. [Full Article...]

Snow arrives this evening, light accumulation expected

Snow arrives this evening, light accumulation expected A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of central IN - including the Indianapolis metro area, starting at 8 p.m. Sunday. About 1 to 2 inches of new snow accumulation is expected, mainly before 1 p.m., according to the NWS. [Full Article...]

Brilliant Bavuma denied test ton as South Africa seize control

Brilliant Bavuma denied test ton as South Africa seize control On Friday, before play started on the first day, Paine asked the South Africans if they'd like to shake hands ahead of the game - not a common practice in cricket. There was little for Australia to celebrate on day two of the fourth Test against South Africa , when the hosts extended their march towards a 3-1 series victory. [Full Article...]

Boat carrying Rohingya refugees arrives in Malaysia

Boat carrying Rohingya refugees arrives in Malaysia In November, Bangladesh and Myanmar signed an agreement to repatriate Rohingyas and Myanmar's government has signalled that it is ready to do so, but United Nations officials have said the conditions are not right to send the refugees back as their safety can not be guaranteed. [Full Article...]

African continent could split in two

African continent could split in two The crack is in progress and the length is growing at a rapid rate resulting which, there are fat chances that a chunk of East Africa at East African Rift situated on Somali Plate will separate from the main African Plate named as Nubian Plate. [Full Article...]

READY PLAYER ONE Wins Top Box Office Spot

READY PLAYER ONE Wins Top Box Office Spot It goes without saying that Ready Player One's praise-worthy pull is nothing compared to Marvel's record-obliterating Black Panther , which scored an nearly unbelievable $ 202 million four-day opening weekend in North America, but the film has nonetheless debuted as one of this year's more successful cinematic treats. [Full Article...]

Synthetic Marijuana Kills 2 in IL

Synthetic Marijuana Kills 2 in IL The health effects from using synthetic cannabinoids can be unpredictable, harmful, and deadly. "Synthetic cannabinoid products are unsafe". The 56 people have been hospitalized for symptoms that include coughing up blood, blood in the urine, severe bloody nose or bleeding gums, IDPH said. [Full Article...]

Grindr is reportedly sharing users' HIV status with third parties

Grindr is reportedly sharing users' HIV status with third parties This news has been independently verified by BuzzFeed News and confirmed by cybersecurity experts who analyzed data captured by the Norwegian nonprofit SINTEF. "That's the main issue", said Pultier. "It allows anybody who is running the network or who can monitor the network-such as a hacker or a criminal with a little bit of tech knowledge, or your ISP or your government-to see what your loca... [Full Article...]

Parents Warned: Teen 'Condom Challenge' Is Not Safe

Parents Warned: Teen 'Condom Challenge' Is Not Safe Teenagers are recording themselves putting unwrapped condoms up their nostrils and inhaling them until the condom comes out of their mouth. In numerous videos, you can see pain on the faces of those who take part in the "condom snorting challenge". [Full Article...]

World marks Autism Day

World marks Autism Day But now, she said she couldn't imagine Jacob any other way and tells other parents who may get this diagnosis, it is a blessing. In fact, it did the opposite. "No one tells you where to go, what you should do". However, doctors and autism specialists said the findings were significant as previous studies had not touched upon the subject in the city. [Full Article...]

Needles Allegedly Found At Gold Coast Athletes Village

Needles Allegedly Found At Gold Coast Athletes Village Veteran Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar will finally breathe a sigh of relief as his name has been included in the Commonwealth Games website after it was initially missing from the list of participants for the 74kg category. The serious business of medals and personal bests starts on Thursday, a day after the opening ceremony. "The CGF medical commission responded to a report from a cleaner of... [Full Article...]

China expects Tiangong-1 space station to hit Earth on Monday

China expects Tiangong-1 space station to hit Earth on Monday The Aerospace Corp. predicted Tiangong 1's re-entry would take place within 2 hours of either side of 0018 GMT Monday (midday NZT). Earlier this month the European Space Agency suggested that an out-of-control Chinese space station carrying a load of toxic chemicals could soon hit Earth. [Full Article...]

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Liverpool forwards nearly unstoppable

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Liverpool forwards nearly unstoppable They are so quick, they are so good and it is tough, but it is quarter-final of Champions League so we can not expect in that level, something is going to be easy". "I'm looking forward to playing in a fantastic atmosphere at Anfield and hopefully we will be enjoying it afterwards as well", the Dutchman is quoted saying by the Liverpool Echo . [Full Article...]

Saudi air defense intercepts Yemen-launched missile

Saudi air defense intercepts Yemen-launched missile Council members "expressed alarm at the stated intention of the Houthis to continue these attacks against Saudi Arabia, as well as to launch additional attacks against other states in the region". Yemen has been engulfed in a violent conflict between the government headed by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi movement, also known as Ansar Allah. [Full Article...]

Companies begin selling BS-VI emission standard compliant fuel in Delhi

Companies begin selling BS-VI emission standard compliant fuel in Delhi Other refineries are also in the process of being upgraded.After Delhi , cities in the National Capital Region such as Noida and Gurugram , as well as 13 major cities including Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru will switch over to BS VI from January 1, 2019. [Full Article...]

Petrol price hits four year high, diesel at highest level

Petrol price hits four year high, diesel at highest level The petrol price is the highest since September 14, 2014, when it was ₹76.06. Diesel price at Rs64.58 is the highest ever, with previous high of Rs64.22 being on 7 February 2018. Subsequently, the centre also asked the states to reduce Value-Added Tax, but only four states that include Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh implemented the call, as per reports in a leading... [Full Article...]


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