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A few things you know, and some you don't, about CBD and THC

Published March 30, 2015



If you`ve been doing research on cannabis and cancer, it`s likely that the term CBD has come up at some point. That`s because CBD, or cannabidiol, is quickly becoming the second most talked about cannabinoid. So, how does it compare to THC, the most talked about cannabinoid?


Saudi Arabia becomes the leading importer of arms

Published March 10, 2015


According to a recent report, Saudi Arabia surpassed India as the leading importer of arms in 2014. The U.S. kept its spot as the top exporter of arms, bolstered by exports to Middle Eastern countries concerned about increased instability in the region.

The Global Defence Trade Report, which is released annually by IHS`s Jane's Information Group, uses data from the IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security Markets Forecast database, a publicly sourced forecasting tool designed to examine trends in global defense spending from 65 countries...

Leaders announce ceasefire plan in Ukraine conflict

Published February 12, 2015


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With the announcement of a new ceasefire to begin on February 15, many are questioning if the agreement will bring lasting peace to a region that has seen a steady increase in fighting over the last month.

Since the announcement of the ceasefire plan coming out of the peace talks, which reconvened in Belarus this week, neither side has reported and decrease in fighting. Many believe that Pro-Russian separatist forces that have been increasingly aggressive over the last month are taking a final opportunity to consolidate their hold over the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk before the ceasefire takes effect. In the wake of this aggression, U.S. officials have begun discussing providing the Ukraine with lethal military aid in the wake of renewed violence in the eastern part of the country.

Compound pharmacies possible alternative to addictive medications

Published January 5, 2015


As the epidemic of prescription drug abuse continues to proliferate, medical professionals continue to search for ways to reduce their reliance on these dangerous and addictive medications — for many, the use of compound drugs has been the answer.

Doctors concerned about addiction prescribing fewer opiates

Published December 9, 2014


According to a new study released by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, nearly half of all primary care physicians say they are becoming less likely to prescribe opioids to patients for pain management. This comes amidst a growing recognition among doctors that prescription opiate addiction is a problem.

According to the study led by Dr. G. Caleb Alexander, associate professor of epidemiology at the School of Public Health and co-director of Johns Hopkins' Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Ninety percent of the physicians identified prescription drug abuse as a moderate or big problem in their communities, and in many communities across the United States, prescription drug abuse is truly — a big problem...


UNICEF declares 2014 a 'devastating year' for children

Published December 8, 2014


According to a UNICEF statement released on December 8, an estimated 230 million children live in countries and areas affected by armed conflicts. Over 15 million children have been affected by the armed conflicts in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the State of Palestine, Syria and Ukraine. These conflicts have created an domestic and international refugee crisis with many forced to flee the areas of intense conflict.

Missouri governor declares state of emergency for 'Ferguson' verdict

Published November 17, 2014


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On Monday, November 17, Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon, declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the grand jury’s decision regarding whether criminal charges will be filed against police officer Darren Wilson that shot 18 year-old, unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri in August earlier this year.

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