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2014-03-24 08:28:50

With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, Denver plastic surgeon Gregory Buford explains, the male community may develop a shapelier figure DENVER, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some medical professionals believe smoking marijuana can cause a man to develop breasts. Dr. Gregory Buford thinks this may be the least of our problems. As a resident of the mile-high city itself, Dr. Buford first addressed the issue of pot's relation to "man-boobs" on his blog: "As a Plastic...

2014-02-21 12:24:38

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of veterans and other medical marijuana patients nationwide use marijuana to treat symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) is blocking researchers who are seeking to learn more about the risks and benefits of the treatment. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and University of Arizona Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved protocol for a study of marijuana for...

2014-02-17 08:27:16

With the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana set to potentially become widespread, Novus Medical Detox urges policymakers to reconsider, as a direct correlation has now been proven between marijuana use and the uptick in fatal car accidents. NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The legalization of recreational marijuana use in both Colorado and Washington has spurred several other states to question their positions on the substance--a movement that has...

2014-02-11 12:23:40

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The untimely deaths of actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith from drug overdoses once again highlight a serious continuing public health problem in America that emergency physicians see every day. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d) "We see up close and personal the severe damage these poisons can do to the human body," said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians....

2014-02-06 23:29:13

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Chicago helps people get relief from their alcohol and drug addiction problems. Call (773) 313-3019 for a free appointment. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 A Chicago alcohol and drug rehab center is announcing that it has launched an effort toward reducing prescription drug abuse through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers. According to statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 7.6 percent of 12th-graders used Adderall, 7.6 percent used Vicodin, 5.3...

2014-02-05 23:25:58

Dr. Richard Rosenthal of Nexus Vitale comments on the recent legislation of marijuana by Colorado and its risk of increasing pain killer abuse. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Dr. Richard Rosenthal, founder of Nexus Vitale and a 30-year pain management practitioner announced today that Colorado legislators may have taken “insufficient measures” in regulating marijuana access, concerning a potential link between early cannabis use and the rising epidemic of painkiller...

2014-01-30 23:24:49

Four-day event to help community leaders learn effective drug prevention strategies. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 More than 2,500 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from throughout the country will convene in the Washington, D.C. area for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 24th annual National Leadership Forum, which will be held February 3-6, 2014 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center. CADCA’s National Leadership Forum...

2014-01-30 12:25:14

Launches new game app that promotes drug, alcohol and tobacco use prevention CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in celebration of National Drug Facts Week, National 4-H Council will host the Health Rocks! Youth Ambassador Summit in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). During the event, Council will launch the Health Rocks! Carnival app--an interactive, carnival-themed learning game designed to help youth enhance and test their...

2014-01-29 23:34:06

Narconon Freedom Center Michigan joins the NIDA for National Drug Facts Week giving away the myth busting booklet “10 Things Parents May Not Know About Marijuana.” Albion, MI (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Narconon Freedom Center joins forces with the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) helping to bust the myths about drugs and drug abuse for National Drug Facts Week staring January 27th running through February 2nd,2014. The center is helping providing the truth about marijuana by...

2014-01-28 16:25:14

NIDA to release interactive Drug IQ Challenge and host online chat for teens seeking drug facts BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teens and scientists will connect for the fourth National Drug Facts Week, held Jan. 27 - Feb. 2. Through community?based events, online activities, and a Web-based chat with scientists, this week-long observance encourages teens to get facts from experts about drugs and drug abuse. It is coordinated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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