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Trump’s mental state is deteriorating ‘dangerously’ due to impeachment, psychiatrists urgently warn US Congress

A group of mental health professionals led by a trio of pre-eminent psychiatrists is urging the House Judiciary Committee to consider Donald Trump’s “dangerous” mental state arising from his “brittle sense of self-worth” as part of its inquiry into whether to approve articles of impeachment against him. “We are speaking out at this time because we are convinced that, as the time of possible impeachment approaches, Donald Trump has the real potential to become ever…

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Approved By Congressional Committee In Historic Vote

For the first time in history, a congressional committee has approved a bill to end federal marijuana prohibition. The House Judiciary Committee passed the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act in a 24-10 vote on Wednesday, setting the stage for a full floor vote. The vote saw two Republicans—Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Tom McClintock (R-CA)—join their Democratic colleagues in support of the bill. Debate on the bill generally followed two tracks. Republican lawmakers…

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Pancreatic cancer hope as scientists find drug combination ‘can shrink the deadly tumours’  | Daily Mail Online

Hope has been raised for treating pancreatic cancer as scientists have found drugs that can shrink the killer tumours when taken together.  Researchers found the one-two punch combination starves tumours of key nutrients needed to grow, and stops them adapting to survive.  Both drugs – L-asparaginase and an MEK inhibitor – are already successful for treating patients with different cancers, such as leukaemia. Experts hope the study, conducted on mice in the laboratory, will allow trials…

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Key Committee In Congress Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill

American Eagle And Cannabis Leaves In a surprising turn of events, a key Congressional committee, the House Judiciary Committee, has voted to approve the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019, or H.R. 3884, which would effectively put an end to cannabis prohibition in the United States of America, on a federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. The bill also stipulates the potential expungement of certain federal cannabis convictions—with…

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House Committee Approves Bill Legalizing Marijuana at Federal Level

By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that legalizes marijuana on the federal level, effectively removing it from schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. The legislation passed 24 to 10, reports CNBC. According to reports, it has a high chance of approval in the House where Democrats control the chamber with 234 seats. The bill will undoubtedly face scrutiny in the Republican-controlled Senate —…

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Nike creates trainers especially for medical staff working long shifts | Daily Mail Online

Nike has created a pair of trainers specifically for doctors and nurses to help them get through 12-hour shifts. The Air Zoom Pulse is elasticated and easy to get on and off, cushioned for comfort during days spent on their feet and coated with a wipe-down surface. The sports clothing company says the shoes are made for ‘everyday heroes’ and were made with input from hospital workers. It describes the footwear as ‘almost a traditional clog…

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FBI investigates ‘criminal enterprise’ re Jeffrey Epstein death | Daily Mail Online

The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, were charged on Tuesday with falsifying records and conspiracy in relation to Jeffrey Epstein’s death  The FBI is investigating the possibility of ‘criminal enterprise’ in connection with Jeffrey Epstein’s death as two correctional officers were charged with falsifying records to cover up their failure to check in on him the night he killed himself.   The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees, Tova Noel,…

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Surgeons show off charcoaled lungs of chain smoker who died at 52 | Daily Mail Online

Shocking footage shows the tar-blackened lungs of a chain smoker who was hooked to the killer habit for 30 years.  Instead of being a healthy pink, they were charcoal in colour and extremely inflamed from decades of tobacco residue clogging them up. Doctors from the Wuxi People’s Hospital in Jiangsu, China, extracted the organs after the 52-year-old man, who had multiple lung diseases, died. The video, recorded by the surgeons, has been viewed more than 25million times…

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E.P.A. to Tighten Limits on Science Used to Write Public Health Rules – The New York Times

A E.P.A. spokeswoman said in an emailed statement, “The agency does not discuss draft, deliberative documents or actions still under internal and interagency review.” On Wednesday, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology will hold a hearing on E.P.A.’s efforts. A top pulmonary specialist and a representative of the country’s largest nonprofit funder of research on Parkinson’s disease, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, are expected to testify that the E.P.A.’s proposed rule would eliminate…

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Yovanovitch gets standing ovation at the end of 5-hour hearing

Football is the sport that most frequently sends kids to the ER with injuries, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics found. The report, published Friday in National Health Statistics Reports, found that between 2010 and 2016, there were about 2.7 million emergency room visits each year for sports injuries among people aged 5-24. Football was found responsible for the largest share of injuries, making up…

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