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‘It’s not a baby’: Student says a baby born alive after a botched abortion should not receive medical care

During a recent event sponsored by Boston College’s Pro-Life Club, a female student stood in front of a microphone and said a baby born alive during a botched abortion should not receive medical care — and, in fact, isn’t a baby at all, LifeNews said. Video of the exchange shows Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins asking the student if she believes that babies dying in immigration centers at the U.S.-Mexico border should…

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‘Food is medicine’ says lawmaker working to include nutrition in MaineCare

There is consensus among the state’s medical professionals that for patients with specific health conditions, improved nutrition leads to better health outcomes. There is also a recognition many of those patients do not always have the means or ability to access the foods recommended by their doctors. “For critically and chronically ill people, food is medicine,” state Rep. Michele Meyer (D-Eliot) testified before the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee on Monday. “Efforts to expand…

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Sponsors Believe Montana Medical Marijuana Bills Will Return Focus to Medicine – Cannabis Business Times

SMITHS FALLS, ON and ALICANTE, Spain, April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Canopy Growth Corporation is pleased to announce that it has completed an all-cash acquisition of Spain-based licensed cannabis producer Cáñamo y Fibras Naturales, S.L. The acquisition lays the foundation for Canopy Growth to expand its European production footprint into one of the most ideal growing regions in the world, complementing the Company’s existing 430,000 square foot licensed production site in Odense, Denmark, as well as its world-class ISO 13485 internationally certified Storz and…

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Former state chief medical officer Jay Butler takes job with Centers for Disease Control

Dr. Jay Butler (Alaska Public Media file photo) Alaska’s former chief medical officer, Dr Jay Butler has accepted a job with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta as the head of the office of infectious disease. He says in Alaska, as in other places in the U.S., the opioid crisis was the defining challenge of the past decade as the largest public health concern since HIV emerged in the 1980s. Butler says public health…

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