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Kratom Ban Leads To A Petition With Over 80,000 Signatures

The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced its plan to ban kratom – an herb also known as mitragyna speciose. A petition against the Kratom ban has gained over 80,000 signatures with 100,000 needed to get a response from the White House. Kratom has been popular in the US among people self-managing chronic pain and those trying to get clean ...

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ADHD In Girls Leads To Higher Obesity Rates According To Mayo Clinic Researchers

ADHD in girls can lead to obesity in adulthood, according to a new study. Young girls who suffer from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder during childhood are twice as likely to be obese later on in life. Researchers looked at the medical records of 336 children diagnosed with ADHD born between 1976 and 1982, then compared them to 665 kids of the ...

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Hospital Cockroach Infestation: Cockroach Problem In Cafeteria Leads To Closure

Word of a cockroach infestation at a hospital is already creepy news, but in the cafeteria? That’s certainly enough to make one want to put off eating for awhile. One can only imagine how doctors, staff members, visitors, and even some patients felt when it was learned that St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, had a bug problem ...

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Stroke Selfie? Woman’s Video Leads To Diagnosis

A 49-year-old Toronto area woman’s video selfie has proven crucial to her doctors, enabling them to diagnose her with a mini-stroke days after they told her the symptoms were the result of stress. “I thought if I could show somebody what was happening, they would have a better understanding,” Stacey Yepes said, speaking of her decision to record the harrowing ...

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Melissa Mark-Viverito leads fight for NYC Council speaker

Jefferson Siegel New York City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito aims to succeed Christine Quinn as Council speaker. A fierce behind-the-scenes battle is unfolding in far-off Puerto Rico this weekend over New York City’s second-most powerful political post — speaker of the City Council. The council’s 51 members will soon elect a successor to Christine Quinn, who is set to leave ...

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