Community, Drugs

Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show

A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk for a crash than drivers who use alcohol. And after adjusting for age, gender, race and alcohol use, drivers who tested positive for marijuana  were no more likely to crash than who had not used any… Continue reading Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show

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Community, Culture, Drugs, Politics, Science

How Neuroscience Reinforces Racist Drug Policy

A recent neuroscience study from Harvard Medical School claims to have discovered brain differences between people who smoke marijuana and people who do not. Such well-intentioned and seemingly objective science is actually a new chapter in a politicized and bigoted history of drug science in the United States. Different-looking brains tell us literally nothing about… Continue reading How Neuroscience Reinforces Racist Drug Policy

Community, Health

Antibiotics: Killing Off Beneficial Bacteria … for Good?

It’s an accepted concept by now that taking antibiotics in order to quell an infection disrupts the personal microbiome, the population of microorganisms that we all carry around in our guts, and which vastly outnumbers the cells that make up our bodies. That recognition supports our understanding of Clostridium difficile disease — killing the beneficial… Continue reading Antibiotics: Killing Off Beneficial Bacteria … for Good?

Family, Health

Childhood Allergies on the Rise and More Severe

By Beth W. Orenstein Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH If it seems like the number of kids with allergies is increasing, it's not your imagination — and that's why parents need a crash course in allergy preparedness. In fact, not only are more children affected by allergies, but the severity of… Continue reading Childhood Allergies on the Rise and More Severe

Health, Home

Why is my water brown?

When you turn your faucet or shower on and brown water comes out, you know there's something wrong there. Discoloration can range from a light straw yellow color to dark brown. It can be caused by a number of things including: Naturally occurring substances Disturbance of mains deposits Corrosion of service pipes Internal plumbing issues… Continue reading Why is my water brown?

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Jacqueline Patterson – How Marijuana Helps Her Cerebral Palsy

A touching video of how Medical Marijuana helped this woman who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Jacqueline Patterson was born with cerebral palsy, a congenital disorder that affects her motor functions. As a result of her condition, she suffers from a severe stutter and major pain and weakness on her right side. This video showcases… Continue reading Jacqueline Patterson – How Marijuana Helps Her Cerebral Palsy