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Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says


He notes that non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) is officially approved for the treatment of intractable pediatric epilepsy in Israel, but it took over 35 years to conduct the studies and obtain the results. The most common side effect in the CBD grop were comiting, fatigue and fever. Patients in the study remained on epilepsy medications as well as taking either the cannabidiol liquid or a placebo. Read More »

Purdue defends budget's food stamp cuts to angry Democrats


It is unclear if the Republican-controlled House and Senate will be able to pass a budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting on October 1. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears Wednesday before the House Budget panel while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will testify at the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee . Read More »

GOP health bill will leave 23 million without insurance


The CBO said federal deficits would fall by $119 billion between 2017 and 2026 under the Republican bill. The new CBO score predicts the AHCA would cover 1 million more Americans than a previous version of the bill , which the agency estimated would have left 24 million more people uninsured than Obamacare in 2026. Read More »

Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study says


Health officials said that most people who are infected with Zika do not show symptoms, which can include red eyes, joint pain, rash, and fever, but can still pass the virus on to others. Petersen said that is not happening. Experts think it will lead to a shift in the population, but they aren't sure if that shift will go up or down. So says a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) Tuesday to coincide with a House subcommittee hearing . Read More »

Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories, research shows


They were the Apple Watch, Fitbit Surge, Basis Peak , Microsoft Band , PulseOn and MIP Alpha 2 - but the Samsung Gear S2 had the highest error rate of 6.8%. "The heart rate measurements performed far better than we expected but the energy expenditure measures were way off the mark". 'The magnitude of just how bad they were surprised me. Read More »

Guardian Reporter Says Montana House Candidate 'Body Slammed' Him


Jacobs then grabbed Gianforte's wrist and both fell to the ground, Scanlon said. "You just body slammed me and broke my glasses", Jacobs says. Gianforte's campaign has issued a statement about the altercation. "Ben walked into a room where a local TV crew was set up for an interview with Gianforte ", BuzzFeed reporter Alexis Levinson tweeted . Read More »

Two JIT men are politically aligned: Hussain Nawaz


The implementation bench is being headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprises Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan. Talal Chaudhry, leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has also conveyed the party's reservations on the JIT, reported the Dawn. Read More »

Australia's Myer says local Topshop chain in administration


Ferrier Hodgson has confirmed that employees will continue to be paid by the administrators. The company operating Topshop's Australian stores has entered voluntary administration , becoming the latest in a list of retailers to stumble amid sluggish consumer spending. Read More »

Local reaction to President Trump's spending plan

Under the proposed budget released Tuesday, the Trump Administration's proposed tax cuts boost would economic growth enough to pay for $1.3 trillion in spending by 2027. Graphic shows Trump FY 2018 budget breakdown. "If you're on disability insurance and you're not supposed to be - if you're not truly disabled, we need you to go back to work", Mulvaney said Tuesday. Read More »

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

It is now known yet what are the gifts Trump and Francis exchanged. In addition to the books, Trump gave the pope a piece of the Dr. King monument, the Stone of Hope , engraved with a quote, and a hand-made bronze sculpture of a floating lotus by a Florida artist titled " Rising Above ". Read More »

A new Director-General for the World Health Organization


The WHO said Tedros had led a "comprehensive reform effort" of Ethiopia's health system, creating health centres and jobs. Welcoming the election of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance said Dr Tedros's work with Gavi as Ethiopia's Health Minister helped boost the proportion of children reached by vaccines from less than half to more than two-thirds, preventing the deaths of thousands of children. Read More »

Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

Mick Mulvaney , who's chiefly responsible for the Trump administration's budget, is now pretending that the double-counting gimmick doesn't exist. White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's plans to slash social programs are created to increase economic growth to 3 percent and put "taxpayers first". Read More »

NBA All-Star Game Returns To Charlotte In 2019


In March, North Carolina state politicians voted to repeal HB2 . opening the door for the game to go down in Charlotte . The bathroom portion of HB2 was what drew the news and drove the protest, thanks to a measure that essentially barred transgender individuals from using the bathrooms or locker rooms of their identified gender in schools or government buildings. Read More »

Britain Steps Up Security After Manchester Attack at Ariana Grande Concert

Officials say 20 of them are being treated for critical injuries. "We can double the number of officers on the streets, both armed and unarmed", Rowley said. Lieberman says Israel and Britain enjoy close intelligence cooperation and Israel offered its assistance following the attack. According to a number of reports Abedi was recently seen chanting Muslim prayers in the street outside his home. Read More »

Republicans hostile to Trump's budget

The president's proposed budget is merely a guide and lawmakers will be diligent in crafting a more balanced plan, he said . It included slashing agriculture spending for crop insurance and food stamps , a cut of more than 30% for the State Departmen, as well as billions in cuts to an array of other domestic programs from Superfund cleanup spending to student loans . Read More »

Turkey summons United States ambassador over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards during Erdogan visit


The U.S. ambassador told Turkey's government its guards violated U.S. laws, a senior U.S. official said . Police have said 11 people were injured , including a Washington police officer, and two people were arrested for assault. "This kind of behavior by a foreign security detail is reprehensible and cannot be tolerated", they wrote . A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement said US Ambassador John Bass was given a " written and verbal protest " over the treatment of two security ... Read More »

Trump tells Israel Iran will never have nuclear weapons

This wicked ideology must be obliterated, and I mean completely obliterated. Trump spoke on his fourth and final day in the Middle East. The president stopped first in Saudi Arabia , home of Islam's most sacred sites. Trump approached alone and placed his hand on the stone. But in preparations for the planned visit, a junior US official commented to Israelis that the Jewish holy site is "not your territory". Read More »

Trump declares Palestine ready for peace talks

Trump still has not talked about how he believes the two parties can achieve a peace agreement besides saying that both sides have to make concessions. Abbas stressed the Palestinian position regarding a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders and a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. Read More »

New WHO head seeks US bipartisan support for global health


Following last-minute pitches from the three finalists, the doors were closed at the World Health Assembly for voting to begin. "As someone who has worked tirelessly to reform health systems in Ethiopia and across Africa, he will bring great insight and the political leadership necessary to restore trust in the WHO at a critical moment in its history", said Dr. Read More »

Israelis and Arabs share "common cause" against Iran

The US president, who used to speak against the Saudi monarchy, has now changed his mind and is trying to "shore up US influence in the region by supplying the kingdom with an unlimited amount of arms to pursue its policy of military confrontation with Iran", said the Santa Cruz-based political commentator, asserting that the Republican administration views Tehran as its "principle enemy and Saudi Arabia as its principle ally" in the region. Read More »

Egyptian prosecutors order release of opposition leader


Egyptian lawyer and ex-Presidential candidate Khaled Ali shouts slogans inside the State Council courthouse after a ruling against the Egypt-Saudi border demarcation agreement, in Cairo , Egypt January 16, 2017. "Bread, freedom and the islands are Egyptian", they chanted, playing on the main slogan of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak _ "Bread, Freedom and social justice". Read More »