Health & Lifestyle
The Perils Of Problematic Prescribing: A Double Dose Of Warnings March 10, 2014
Two new reports from the CDC show the dangers of overprescribing narcotics and antibiotics. Is there a way for doctors and consumers to make better decisions?
State Oversight May Tame California Pot Shops
"This legislation seems counterintuitive, but we polled our membership and over 90 percent of the chiefs felt that, regardless of how you felt about the marijuana issue itself, there needed to be a responsible public safety approach to this,"-- Covina Police Chief Kim Raney, president of the chiefs association.
Black Twitter Growing Into Online Force
According a Pew Research Center report, while similar numbers of blacks and whites use the Internet — 80 percent and 87 percent, respectively — 22 percent of those blacks who were online used Twitter in 2013, compared with 16 percent of online whites.
Mass. Makes “Upskirt” Photos Illegal
“Upskirting” may not violate Massachusetts’ Peeping Tom laws, but the state’s legislature still passed a bill that bans the practice that many argue is a violation of privacy.
After Years Of Famine, Somali Farmers Now Supplying Grain For Hunger Relief Programs
Conflicts and droughts have crippled Somali farmers’ ability to feed their country, but with help from several governmental and non-governmental aid groups, things are improving for the Horn of Africa nation.
New Study Shows Promising Medical Applications For LSD
The first government-approved study of the potential healing power of LSD in 40 years found that taking a “trip” can help relieve anxiety and produce “therapeutically valuable” periods of distress.
Transatlantic Corporate Deal Maybe Boon To Fracking Expansion
Report warns that proposed NAFTA-style corporate tribunals could beat back community efforts to ban this controversial practice
As U.S. Legalization Efforts Grow, Here Are 5 Things You Should Know About Dutch Drug Laws
The Netherlands may be known as home to one of the world's most liberal drug policies, but it isn't totally freewheelin
Residents Frusturated As Department Of Energy Keeps Silent About Nuclear Leak
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — It’s been three weeks since the radiation sensors were triggered and the exhaust dampers at the federal government’s only underground nuclear waste dump slammed shut, putting the repository’s massive salt caverns off-limits and the nation’s cleanup efforts on hold. The U.S. Department of Energy says low levels of radiation made it past the ventilation system’s air filters and exposed 13 workers. Agency officials describe the amount as minuscule,
The Blurred Lines Between Sexting And Child Porn
With technology moving faster than laws, there’s a gray area of whether teens sending nude pictures via text message constitutes child porn distribution or not.