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In addition, the percentage of people with "marijuana use disorders" - people who use the drug in unhealthy ways, or abuse it - has also increased at a higher rate in these states, according to the study . In states that allow medical marijuana use, the rate of illegal use increased from 5.6 percent to 9.2 percent. The rise in illicit use ranged from 3.5 percent in states without MMLs to 7 percent in states that had legalized medical marijuana.
  • 1 dead, 11 poisoned in Michigan hotel carbon monoxide leak

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    Memorial Hospital of South Bend in IN is treating nine patients, eight children and one adult. Police say a Niles officer and a Berrien County sheriff's deputy were hospitalized for carbon monoxide overexposure. He says the staff members who discovered the boys immediately opened doors and called 911, which may have made all the difference. Jessica Hines, a spokeswoman for Lakeland Hospital there, told CNN one person was "confirmed dead on arrival".
  • Girl Burns Hands While Making DIY Slime

    Girl Burns Hands While Making DIY Slime

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    She said her daughter might be "looking at plastic surgery". "I feel like the worst mother". "She was crying in pain, 'my hands hurt, my hands hurt , '" Kathleen's mother told the news station. Homemade slime recipes have been the latest social media craze, with glue flying off the shelves. The label also warns to keep it out of the reach of children.
  • Erie, Niagara counties near bottom of annual NYS health ranking

    Erie, Niagara counties near bottom of annual NYS health ranking

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    After the 2016 County Health Rankings , and their own Health Needs Assessment, Live Well Northwest Florida identified three health priorities for the two-county area. Meanwhile, Loudon County, Farifax County and Arlington County were the first, second and third healthiest in the state, respectively. The rankings measure lifespan and quality of life in almost every county in the nation.
  • 'PizzaGate' Shooter Pleads Guilty In Conspiracy-Fueled Attack On DC Restaurant

    'PizzaGate' Shooter Pleads Guilty In Conspiracy-Fueled Attack On DC Restaurant

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    Welch agreed to pay $5,744 in restitution to the restaurant, Comet Ping Pong, to cover damage to computer systems, a door and a lock, and a ping pong table; according to charging documents, he fired several shots inside the restaurant. Investigators say when he arrived at the restaurant, he went inside carrying an AR-15 rifle and a revolver, sending employees and customers running for their lives.
  • Recreational marijuana use in IL?

    Recreational marijuana use in IL?

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    Steans also said the taxes collected from legal marijuana sales would help plug holes in the state budget. Using Colorado, where recreational marijuana use is legal, as a gauge, the Marijuana Policy Project projected IL could generate between $349 million and $699 per year on marijuana if prohibition were lifted and the drug were allowed to be sold and taxed.
  • Sears Acknowledges 'Substantial' Fears It Could Go Bankrupt

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    Saunders said Sears would probably have a hard time meeting its obligations as the year progresses. Revenues have been falling and losses and debt mounting. Lampert owned close to 10% of the REIT that paid $2.6 billion to Sears in 2015 for its stores that it purchased, of which many were leased back to the longtime retailer.
  • Teenager 'sexually assaulted on Facebook Live'

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    According to local TV station WGN, Austin's uncle had informed her mother that he had seen a graphic video involving her daughter, which led the mother to believe she had been raped. Only then did police authorities initiate a full-scale investigation and request Facebook to take the video down. Mr Guglielmi said about 40 people viewed the girl's ordeal on Facebook while it was happening, but none of them reported it to police.
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' tops the North American box office with $170M

    'Beauty and the Beast' tops the North American box office with $170M

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    According to studio estimates, it blew past Finding Dory , which was the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases after it debuted with $ 135 million (£108m) a year ago. Overseas, the controversy surrounding Josh Gad's gay spin on LeFou did nothing to hamper the film's global box office total, with Disney estimating a $180 million haul to give " Beauty " a $350 million worldwide opening.
  • White House, some conservatives agree on health care changes

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    They knew if a Republican won the White House that they could not only push for a change, but it could possibly be done within the first year of the new President getting into office. The House bill would freeze the Medicaid expansion in all states by 2020, gradually shrinking the program's enrollment over time, and cap Medicaid spending on individual enrollees.
  • Why are Americans having less sex? Blame eggplant emojis - or Paul Ryan

    Why are Americans having less sex? Blame eggplant emojis - or Paul Ryan

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    A critical factor appears to be birth cohort, with later-born generations having sex less often than those born earlier in the 20th century, Twenge said . This has included the question: "About how often did you have sex during the last 12 months?" In a 2016 study , Sherman and his co-authors Jean M.
  • High-dose flu vaccine may prevent deaths in seniors

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    Oklahoma County has had five deaths, a number which didn't rise this week after quintupling the previous week. Deaths from flu-related conditions are at high levels, and the CDC reported that hospitalizations for children under 4 and adults over 65 are up.
  • Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadruple Between 2010 and 2015

    Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadruple Between 2010 and 2015

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    In 2015, white overdose death rates also almost tripled those of Hispanics and almost double African-Americans. Since then, however, the rate has climbed by 9 percent each year. Deaths also increased across all races and ethnicities. But the biggest jump took place among people aged 55-64. The United States is facing an opioid epidemic and fatal overdoses of heroin have more than quadrupled in a five year period ending 2015, according to a new USA government report .
  • Brain Differences Found In ADHD

    Brain Differences Found In ADHD

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    The affected regions include the amygdala, which is involved in the regulation of emotion. Although the study , published Wednesday in the Lancet Psychiatry , included children, adolescents and adults, the scientists said the greatest differences in brain volume appeared in the brains of children.
  • Idaho flu deaths at record levels

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    All but one of those deaths were people age 50 or older. "Unfortunately, this flu season is far from over", Tengelsen says. The flu vaccine is changed each year based on the best guess at which strains will be the biggest problem. The Shelby County Health Department also wants to remind people to wash their hands often and stay home if they are feeling sick to limit the spread of the flu.
  • First phase of voting in Uttar Pradesh comes to an end

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    While PM Modi has not yet responded to Rahul's comments, we are sure he would come up with interesting analogies and tongue-in-cheek retorts in the following days. "PM talks about surgical strikes but the largest casualties have happened in our security forces", Gandhi said. "We have not come together just for forming a government in UP but also to transform the state".
  • RESIST: Huge Counter-Protests Overwhelm 'Defund Planned Parenthood' Rallies

    RESIST: Huge Counter-Protests Overwhelm 'Defund Planned Parenthood' Rallies

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    I also feel like Planned Parenthood is an incredible service provider, but they're not a political entity. Virginia House Bill 2264 would cut off federal Title X funding for Planned Parenthood and any other group that does abortions, and redirect the tax dollars to community health clinics that provide more comprehensive care but don't do abortions.