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  • Ottawa looking to establish cannabis tracking system alongside legalization

    April 20, 2017 6:21 PM 5

    Ottawa is looking to set up a cannabis tracking system to collect information about marijuana products from licensed producers, distributors and retailers — just one of a host of proposed changes to be ushered in alongside legalization. Health Canada says the proposed system, which would not track individual cannabis users, would allow businesses and regulators

  • WHO endorses world’s first-ever vaccine for Dengue – use in SL still uncertain

    April 16, 2017 5:20 PM 6

    Sri Lanka is among a number of other countries which fights Dengue Fever more often than not. However, there is a ray of hope for the future as reports came in on the World Health Organisation endorsing the world’s first-ever vaccine for Dengue fFver. The vaccine ‘Dengvaxia’ is the result of research carried out by a France-based medical company for two decades

  • Sharing hope: Relay for Life events connect community cancer fighters

    April 14, 2017 2:37 PM 12

    County to county, Relay for Life events aim to create a wave of support for the fight against cancer. Teams of co-workers, neighbors and friends work to raise money for the American Cancer Society and share their successes with their communities. Through the spring and early summer, 11 counties in Northeast Mississippi will come together to hope, celebrate

  • Government announces details of marijuana legalization plan

    April 13, 2017 4:54 PM 7

    Adults 18 and older will be able to legally buy and cultivate small amounts of marijuana for personal use, while selling the drug to a minor will become a serious new criminal offence under the federal Liberal government's proposed new legal-pot regime. A suite of legislation introduced Thursday would, once passed, establish a "strict legal framework"

  • 1,300 Red Cross staff, volunteers to assist Holy Week travelers

    April 13, 2017 1:47 AM 10

    MANILA — Around 1,300 Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers nationwide have been deployed to provide first aid assistance and ambulance service starting Tuesday until Sunday. PRC has set up 161 first aid stations with 60 stationed ambulances and 33 roving ambulances in churches, beaches, swimming pools/resorts, bus terminals, sea and air ports, parks

  • 49 Photos That Show What Autism Looks Like

    April 12, 2017 10:41 PM 10

    In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we reached out to the HuffPost Parents Facebook community. “Worry,” “fear,” “chaos,” “exhaustion,” “hope,” “love.” These are some of the many words parents of kids with autism spectrum disorder use to describe their reality. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook community to share

  • Why exercise on empty stomach may be better for your health

    April 10, 2017 9:55 AM 13

    If you have been wondering whether it is better to eat or fast before a workout, researchers now have an answer. A new study has found that exercise on empty stomach is better for your health in the long term. The study analysed effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in adipose (fat) tissue in response to exercise. After eating, adipose

  • Are you a night owl? This gene may explain why

    April 8, 2017 5:02 AM 5

    NEW YORK: Are you a night owl and have trouble getting up in the morning? It may be because your internal clock is genetically programmed to run slowly, researchers have found. The findings showed that a mutation in a gene called CRY1 alters the human circadian clock, which dictates rhythmic behaviour such as sleep/wake cycles. People who are carriers

  • DOH: Online bashing may be behind depression, suicides

    April 7, 2017 5:07 PM 14

    Online bashing is now being seen as a factor in the rising number of people suffering from depression and contemplating suicide, prompting the launch of various studies on its effect on Filipino netizens, according to the Department of Health (DOH). DOH spokesperson Enrique Tayag on Friday said various local academic and support groups that seek to prevent

  • FT Health: The burden of depression

    April 7, 2017 1:50 PM 7

    Mental health, Stephen O’Brien, movie villains Depression affects more than 300m people worldwide and the number suffering has risen by nearly a fifth over the past decade, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization. The condition has been chosen as the focus of World Health Day, which highlights the low levels of support and scant