The normalization of marijuana gets science’s nod

Stephen F Gambesia Inside Sources More state lawmakers are preparing to legalize “recreational” marijuana beyond its medical use. Surprisingly few healthcare and public health groups or leaders are resisting what is likely to be the next public health crisis. While surveys show that the public is open to using cannabis for medical and even recreational … Read more

Examining clinical demographic features, clinical history, and virological markers to predict the progression of COVID-19 in hospitalized adults

In a recent study published in Frontiers Public HealthIn this study, researchers studied characteristics and signs associated with the development of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in hospitalized adults. Stady: Reduced viral load of SARS-CoV-2 among vaccinated individuals with Delta B.1.617.2 and Omicron BA.1.1.529 but not Omicron BA.1.1 and BA.2 variants.. Image Credit: Thaiview / Shutterstock … Read more

China’s economy is in ‘deep trouble’ as Xi heads to Communist Party congress

Hong Kong CNN Business – When Xi Jinping took power a decade ago, China had just overtaken Japan to become the world’s second largest economy. It has grown at an extraordinary pace since then. With an average annual growth rate of 6.7% since 2012, China has experienced one of the fastest sustainable expansions of a … Read more

In a North Carolina community, mental health workers respond to 911 calls

CNN – In an emergency, everyone is taught to call 911, alerting the fire department, emergency medical services or police for help. But what if the caller does not need help due to a fire, accident, or crime? As a 911 caller in Durham, North Carolina, said, “I feel kind of a danger to myself. … Read more

The fight for access to abortion in Italy continues – Politico

Giulia Blasi is a writer and activist based in Rome, and author of the feminist primer “Manuale per ragazze rivoluzionarie” (Rizzoli, 2018) and Rivoluzione Z (Rizzoli, 2020), and “Brutta” (Rizzoli, 2022). ROME – When asked about her views on abortion rights, Italian Fraternity leader Giorgia Meloni replied that she intended to give women “the right … Read more