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Trippy depression treatment? Hopes and hype for ketamine
Technology
Published in 31-10-2018
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CHICAGO (AP) It was launched decades ago as an anesthetic for animals and people, became a potent battlefield pain reliever in Vietnam and morphed into the trippy club drug Special K. Now the chameleon drug ketamine is finding new life as an unapproved treatment for depression and suicidal behavior. Clinics have opened around the United States promising instant relief with their "unique" doses of ...>>
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US steps up scrutiny of funds for asbestos exposure victims
Technology
Published in 31-10-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds, concerned that the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being depleted by fraudulent claims, harming victims, businesses and the government. The Justice Department in the last two months has demanded trust documents as part of a civil investigation, opposed the creatio ...>>
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Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson's
Technology
Published in 31-10-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut maybe in the appendix. People who had their appendix removed early in life had a lower risk of getting the tremor-inducing brain disease decades later, researchers reported Wednesday. Why? A peek at surgically removed appendix tissue shows this tiny organ, often consid ...>>
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Justices weigh $8.5M settlement with $0 to 129M Google users
Technology
Published in 31-10-2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court struggled Wednesday over what to do about an $8.5 million class-action settlement involving Google and privacy concerns in which all the money went to lawyers and nonprofit groups but nothing was paid to 129 million people who used Google to perform internet searches. The justices considered objections to the settlement in a case involving Google searches people ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 31-10-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Washington voters set to decide ban on new local soda taxes
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
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SEATTLE (AP) Soda industry giants including the Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo, Inc. are spending more than $20 million to convince voters in Washington state to pass an initiative that would block local governments from imposing taxes on soda, sugary beverages and some food items. The effort follows a tax on sugary beverages that went into effect in Seattle earlier this year. "When you tax any grocer ...>>
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Wall Street skeptical of Tesla's promise to post net profit
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
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Tesla is showing some promising signs that it will make money as advertised in the third quarter, but Wall Street isn't buying it. The electric car and solar panel maker delivered more than 80,000 vehicles from July through September, and CEO Elon Musk told employees late in the quarter that it was close to profitability. Still, of 15 analysts who follow the company, not one expects Tesla to ...>>
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Report: Efforts to suck carbon from air must be ramped up
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
    51 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) The nation needs to ramp up efforts to suck heat-trapping gases out of the air to fight climate change, a new U.S. report said. The report Wednesday from the National Academy of Sciences says technology to do so has gotten better, and climate change is worsening. By mid-century, the world needs to be removing about 10 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the air each year. ...>>
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Death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at pediatric center
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
    284 Visits
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Another young person has died in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center, bringing the death toll to seven, officials said Wednesday. Most of those who died in the adenovirus outbreak were under 18, but at least one was a young adult, the state Health Department said. The seventh victim died Tuesday, officials said. There have been 18 cases overall at the Wanaque ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
    830 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Washington voters set to decide ban on new local soda taxes
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
    554 Visits
SEATTLE (AP) Soda industry giants including the Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo, Inc. are spending more than $20 million to convince voters in Washington state to pass an initiative that would block local governments from imposing taxes on soda, sugary beverages and some food items. The effort follows a tax on sugary beverages that went into effect in Seattle earlier this year. "When you tax any grocer ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Wall Street skeptical of Tesla's promise to post net profit
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
    353 Visits
Tesla is showing some promising signs that it will make money as advertised in the third quarter, but Wall Street isn't buying it. The electric car and solar panel maker delivered more than 80,000 vehicles from July through September, and CEO Elon Musk told employees late in the quarter that it was close to profitability. Still, of 15 analysts who follow the company, not one expects Tesla to ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Efforts to suck carbon from air must be ramped up
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
    307 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) The nation needs to ramp up efforts to suck heat-trapping gases out of the air to fight climate change, a new U.S. report said. The report Wednesday from the National Academy of Sciences says technology to do so has gotten better, and climate change is worsening. By mid-century, the world needs to be removing about 10 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the air each year. ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Death toll hits 7 in viral outbreak at pediatric center
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
    123 Visits
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Another young person has died in a viral outbreak at a pediatric rehabilitation center, bringing the death toll to seven, officials said Wednesday. Most of those who died in the adenovirus outbreak were under 18, but at least one was a young adult, the state Health Department said. The seventh victim died Tuesday, officials said. There have been 18 cases overall at the Wanaque ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 24-10-2018
    697 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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