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Seven Myths About Medical Marijuana

With states like Colorado and California leading the industry and smaller states like Ohio currently working on medical marijuana legislation, it’s a good idea to start setting the record straight and uncovering myths about medical marijuana. Whether you’re already living in a state where it’s legal or you’re preparing for the future, here are 7 myths on medical marijuana debunked. 1 There aren’t proven medical benefits In the fight for legalization, many politicians are quick to position cannabis as an alternative method that doesn’t hold much weight. From the miracle case of Charlotte Figi to the numerous associations both...

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What Will The Elder Law Attorneys Do?

If you are young, there is a pretty good possibility you will not be interested in learning about elder law. This is completely normal since it is a topic that is normally interesting only for the elder law lawyer Florida specialist or for the senior that has a legal problem to deal with. The problem is that we will age. This is completely normal and aging is practically inevitable. Because of this, we can say that it is never too easy to learn about elder law and what the elder law attorneys can help with. What we should understand...

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Technology Continues to Impact How We Talk to Teens

(AXcess News) Minneapolis, MN – When I was a teenager, I can remember everyone passing notes to each other and making promises to “call you tonight.” I can certainly still remember my parents yelling at me for spending too much time on the phone. This was a time when people also still mailed letters and cards to each other just to say “hello and I’ve been thinking of you.” It was easier for my parents to follow what I was doing because – albeit a bit differently since every generation is different – it was not all that different from what they had done when they were teenagers. Times have definitely changed. Today’s teenagers use cell phones, text messaging, instant messaging (IM) and chat rooms to catch up with each other. They have long buddy lists filled with their friends’ screen names. They participate in blogs – millions of teens are using sites such as facebook.com and myspace.com. And, they use emoticons instead of words. Pew Internet (www.pewinternet.org Teens and Technology) reports that 84 percent of all teenagers report owning at least one media device: a computer, cell phone or personal digital assistant. Teenagers today communicate almost solely through technology, and this has a lot of parents feeling out of the loop. But parents don’t have to feel like this is a lost cause or that they will never...

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Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran to Build Trans-Afghan Corridor

Jan 5, 2005 (AXcess News) Tashkent – Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Iran have agreed to join forces and build a trans-Afghan transport corridor that will give Uzbekistan access to the Persian Gulf. An Uzbek Foreign Ministry statement says officials from the three countries signed an agreement to set up the Interstate Coordination Council after Wednesday’s talks in Tashkent. The statement says the document will serve as a legal basis to develop the 2,400-kilometer interstate road, linking the former Soviet republic with Iran’s Gulf coast through Afghanistan. The Foreign Ministry gave no details on how much the project would cost or when the work will begin. The three countries, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Iran have worked together in the past. Some Western analysts say they are concerned about the motives of Iran in this...

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FDA Approves Merck’s Rotavirus Vaccine

(AXcess News) Philadelphia – Friday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the licensing of a new vaccine developed by Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK), to be sold as Rotateq, that protects infants against rotavirus infection. Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus that is the most common cause of severe dehydrating diarrhea in infants and young children. The early research that underpins the new vaccine was conducted by three scientists at The Wistar Institute and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) between 1980 and 1991, at which time Merck took on the task of developing the vaccine for the clinic. The scientists are H. Fred Clark, D.V.M., Ph.D., Paul A. Offit, M.D., and Stanley A. Plotkin, M.D. Clark and Offit are currently on faculty at CHOP, where Clark is a research professor of pediatrics and Offit is chief of infectious diseases and the Maurice R. Hilleman Endowed Chair in Vaccinology; both are adjunct professors at Wistar. Plotkin, an emeritus professor at Wistar, was the developer of a number of vaccines, including the rubella vaccine responsible for eradicating that disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. “This new vaccine against an important disease of childhood is the result of two leading academic research institutions and a major pharmaceutical company working together toward a common goal for roughly 25 years,” says Russel E. Kaufman, M.D., president...

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