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Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says

For the first time, the number of Americans who use marijuana just about every day has surpassed the number who drink that often, a shift some 40 years in the making as recreational pot use became more mainstream and legal in nearly half of U.S.

From Zambia to Afghanistan, WFP warns El Nino's extreme weather is causing a surge in hunger

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Extreme weather attributed to the El Nino phenomenon is causing a surge in hunger in several countries, including Zambia and Afghanistan, the UN's World Food Programme said Wednesday, and called on donors for much-neede
From Zambia to Afghanistan, WFP warns El Nino's extreme weather is causing a surge in hunger

From Zambia to Afghanistan, WFP warns El Nino's extreme weather is causing a surge in hunger

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Extreme weather attributed to the El Nino phenomenon is causing a surge in hunger in several countries, including Zambia and Afghanistan, the UN's World Food Programme said Wednesday, and called on donors for much-neede
Texas health department appoints anti-abortion OB-GYN to maternal mortality committee

Texas health department appoints anti-abortion OB-GYN to maternal mortality committee

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' health department has appointed an outspoken anti-abortion OB-GYN to a committee that reviews pregnancy-related deaths as doctors have been warning that the state’s restrictive abortion ban puts women’s lives at risk. Dr.
Texas health department appoints anti-abortion OB-GYN to maternal mortality committee

Texas health department appoints anti-abortion OB-GYN to maternal mortality committee

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' health department has appointed an outspoken anti-abortion OB-GYN to a committee that reviews pregnancy-related deaths as doctors have been warning that the state’s restrictive abortion ban puts women’s lives at risk. Dr.

Doctors, patients want options to reduce dialysis waste adding to climate change

VANCOUVER — Francis Silva watches the blood flow through a straw-like tube in his left arm to a dialysis machine where it's cleaned of toxins and returned to his body through a second tube.

Michigan farmworker diagnosed with bird flu, becoming 2nd US case tied to dairy cows

A Michigan dairy worker has been diagnosed with bird flu — the second human case associated with an outbreak in U.S. dairy cows. The male worker had been in contact with cows at a farm with infected animals.
Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals

Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals

ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court's pending Idaho abortion ruling may hinge on how federal spending power might protect doctors against a state's criminal code.
By the numbers: There are now more daily marijuana users in the US than daily alcohol users

By the numbers: There are now more daily marijuana users in the US than daily alcohol users

New research based on data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, published Wednesday in the journal Addiction, compares Americans' use of cannabis and alcohol over the past 40 years. Here are some of the findings and other notable numbers.
Employers rethink value of employee connections in era of remote work: report

Employers rethink value of employee connections in era of remote work: report

TORONTO — The rise of remote work has led to a loss of workplace social connections that is negatively affecting employees, a new report suggests.