Dangerous weed lobby victories, Brittney Grenier’s shocking plight and other comments

Drug Control: Weed Lobby’s Dangerous Wins “This year’s midterm ballot measures to legalize marijuana across five different states are further evidence of the weed lobby’s progress.” Mark Haskins argues in The Federalist. But “today, many of the arguments made by the pro-marijuana movement have been proven wrong”—such as the claim that it is “no worse … Read more

Who should pay for climate damage?

Emissions rise from coal power plant at Jeffrey Energy Center in Kansas, US in 2021. | Image source: AP The story so far:At the G20 summit in BaliRich countries including the United States, Japan and Canada pledged $20 billion to wean Indonesia off coal. The United States and Japan have led the group of international … Read more

The future of the planet is in our hands

Our decisions shape our future. One grain of rice can turn the scale of the challenges facing humanity today. In a world where so much seems uncertain, it’s hard to know what tomorrow will bring, let alone decades from now. As we work towards a more sustainable future, one thing is clear; The opportunity to … Read more

NU researchers identify a genome to help treat small-cell lung cancer

Feinberg researchers recently discovered a link between a previously unknown gene and the formation of rare and aggressive lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer, the disease linked to the gene, usually results in rapid tumor growth, early metastasis, and resistance to curative treatments. The researchers began studying small-cell lung cancer and its agents in 2020 … Read more

Florida wildlife officials will be feeding manatees again this winter to reduce mortality

In an effort to slow the ongoing manatee mortality, Florida wildlife officials announced Wednesday that they will feed wild animals again this winter to curb human-caused starvation from a lack of seaweed. It’s the second time Florida’s leading wildlife agency has implemented a feeding program after 1,100 manatees died in 2021, many from starvation or … Read more

Study reveals new rules for lineage evolution

The hypothalamus, one of the most complex brain regions in the mammalian nervous system, contains an astonishing diversity of neurons that regulate endocrine, autonomic, and behavioral functions. It not only regulates food consumption, water intake, body temperature, circadian rhythm and sleep to maintain the survival of individual organisms, but also controls the onset of puberty … Read more

Cigarette smoking and insurance coverage appear to be associated with those with mental health and substance use disorders

Policy reforms that expand insurance coverage may play a supportive role in discouraging smoking among adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Gross though Reduction in smoking In the United States for the past 50 years, people with B Psychological health and substance use disorders (MH/SUD) showed a lower reduction in smoking than subjects … Read more

What standing all day can do to your body

You may want to get off your office chair or sofa and stand up more often, because standing all day can be extremely beneficial to your overall health. (Heck, you might even want to invest in a standing desk for your well-being!) That’s right — not moving is bad, standing is good! We have some … Read more