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Ending DACA Has Created A Looming Public Health Crisis

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

As the president and legislators use DACA recipients as a bargaining chip in their immigration reform debates, the 800,000 DACA recipients like Yvette must attempt to go about their lives wondering if they will again become targets for deportation. Research has highlighted the plethora of negative health consequences that stem from living under the perpetual threat of deportation.

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Mexico earthquake: Powerful 7.2 magnitude quake strikes south and central parts of country

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 6:57pm

The epicentre was a southern, surfer town on the Pacific Coast, according to the US Geological Survey. Emergency warning systems were activated in Mexico City, some 348 kilometers (216 miles) from the centre of the quake, and many buildings were evacuated. Video posted by a Washington Post reporter showed crowds of people standing calmly in a central Mexico City square, waiting for the rumblings to pass.

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EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 6:44pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over six months last year, according to travel vouchers obtained by an environmental organization.

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Lawmakers Will Work To Demolish Site Of Horrific Florida Shooting

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 6:36pm

Florida lawmakers are hoping the students and teachers of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will never again have to set foot in the building where a gunman killed 17 of their own.

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U.S. faces shortage of developmental and behavioral pediatrics specialists

Reuters Health News - February 16, 2018 - 6:30pm
(Reuters Health) - A shortage of clinicians specializing in pediatric behavioral and developmental disorders is translating into long wait times for new patient appointments amid surging demand, a new study suggests.
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Photos of the week: 2/9 - 2/16

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 6:25pm

The United States experienced it's 30th mass shooting of 2018 this week, according to the Gun Violence Archive. A 19-year-old is accused of opening fire with an assault rifle on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. The accused gunman, Nikolas Cruz, was a former student at the school who was expelled for disciplinary reasons.

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Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 6:22pm

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds. Monsanto, which is being acquired by Bayer AG, filed the lawsuit last year in a bid to halt the state's ban on sprayings of the weed killer known as dicamba from the period spanning April 16 to Oct. 31. St. Louis-based Monsanto, the biggest U.S. seed company, said it was disappointed with the judge's decision and would consider additional legal action.

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U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 6:18pm

By Warren Strobel, Dustin Volz and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscow's purported effort to interfere. The office of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies, including St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency known for its trolling on social media. The official who oversees Mueller's work said the investigation was not finished.

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Chloe Kim Is Proof There’s No Definable Way To Be Asian-American

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 6:09pm

A gold medalist and now everyone’s golden girl to boot, Korean-American Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim has, all at once, become a lot of different things to a lot of different people.

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Google Made A Small Change To Image Search, But It's A Big Deal

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 6:06pm

On Thursday, Google announced that it plans to remove the “View Image” button from its image search results interface.

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Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 5:53pm

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his Kentucky high school will be tried as an adult on murder charges.

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Lawyer: California man in Russia probe 'has made mistakes'

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 5:47pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who pleaded guilty earlier this month to unwittingly selling bank accounts to Russians meddling in U.S. elections made a mistake and is coming to terms with his role in the matter, his attorney told The Associated Press on Friday.

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U.S. FDA approves AstraZeneca's immunotherapy for lung cancer

Reuters Health News - February 16, 2018 - 5:22pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday granted approval for expanded use of AstraZeneca Plc's, immunotherapy drug, Imfinzi, to treat non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors can't be surgically removed.
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'Vagina Mohawks' Made An Appearance At New York Fashion Week

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 5:08pm

New York Fashion Week is always outrageous, and this season was no exception.

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Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisals

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 5:02pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Five Cook County Jail inmates who applauded as the man charged with the fatal shooting of a Chicago police commander was led by their cell could face reprisals for their actions, a jail official said Friday.

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‘Lost’ ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as Manhattan, laser map shows

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

A "lost" Mexican city built by rivals to the Aztecs has as many buildings as Manhattan and was home to around 100,000 people, according to new research. The sprawling urban centre of Angamuco which was part of the Purépecha empire that peaked in the 16th century was detected by an aerial laser mapping technique called the Lidar system. An aircraft beamed out laser pulses and experts later examined the signals that bounced back from the ground, which helped them pull together a 3D map of the city near modern day Morelia in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico.

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Why Americans Started Buying Military-Style Weapons Like the One Used in the Florida Shooting

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 4:59pm

This is how the weapon used in the Parkland school shooting went from something used in the military to something almost anyone could buy

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Adam Levine And Behati Prinsloo Welcome Baby Girl Named Geo

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 4:56pm

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo, have welcomed their second child together, according to multiple outlets: a baby girl named Geo Grace Levine.

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The stark message behind Mueller indictment of 13 Russians

Pharma news - February 16, 2018 - 4:53pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russians, and three Russian organizations, with meddling in the 2016 US election. The charges centered on the alleged use of social media to sow political discord, via inserting politically charged messages into the stream of American electronic discourse.

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