Can a Tolerance Break Rejuvenate the Effects of Cannabis?

Regular cannabis consumers have been known to experience fluctuations in their tolerance to marijuana over time. Despite rotating strains or trying new consumption methods, some consumers report that the expected effects from cannabis seem to dissipate or feel muted after repeated use. To combat these diminishing effects over time, some consumers opt to take “tolerance breaks” in order to refresh how their bodies and minds react to cannabis…

Kroger and NarxCheck

Appriss Inc., a leading technology provider for risk assessment and analytics in public safety and healthcare, announced that The Kroger Co. has introduced NARxCHECK™ into over 200 stores in Ohio, West Virginia, and Arizona in an effort to improve patient safety and combat prescription drug abuse…

The program provides three key components for prescribers and dispensers: a patient score, an interactive graph depicting the usage pattern of drugs, and detailed analytics about controlled substance prescriptions filled by the patient. The NARxCHECK™ algorithm assesses a patient’s controlled substance history from state prescription monitoring programs, computes a score and highlights potential issues with overuse or abuse of narcotics, sedatives and stimulants.

The NARxCHECK™ system assigns a numerical score that is derived by analyzing the patient’s prescription patterns…

Lower scores improve doctors’ and pharmacists’ confidence that the patient may not have any controlled substance usage concerns. More elevated scores cue the doctors and pharmacists to carefully consider the patient’s controlled substance usage…

“Exercise is Medicine”

In recent years, Coke has donated money to build fitness centers in more than 100 schools across the country. It sponsors a program called “Exercise is Medicine” to encourage doctors to prescribe physical activity to patients.

And when Chicago’s City Council proposed a soda tax in 2012 to help address the city’s obesity problem, Coca-Cola donated $3 million to establish fitness programs in more than 60 of the city’s community centers. The initiative to tax soda ultimately failed…

Secret Shopper scam

Wed, Aug 12, 2015 11:02 am

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With the blessing of the White House and the Justice Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is attempting to sneak through a major policy change that would enable big banks convicted of felonies to continue lending through a federal mortgage program, according to federal records and government officials.

The housing agency wants to quietly delete a requirement for lenders to certify they haven’t been convicted of violating federal antitrust laws or committing other serious crimes…

According to the National Employment Law Project, over 70 million Americans have conviction records. With nearly 90 percent of employers conducting criminal background checks during the hiring process, many of those 70 million are unable to secure jobs.

The Ban the Box movement, more formally known as the Fair Chance movement, aims to remove questions about criminal histories from job applications to give ex-convicts a chance to be considered based on their merits rather than their conviction record…

Could Doctors Soon Be Prescribing Video Games For Mental Health?

Previous research has found that other video games may ease mental health issues. A 2012 study suggested that Tetris games may assuage flashbacks and other symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

If these types of brain games are approved by the FDA, they could also help address the stigma often attached to seeking therapy or other methods of mental illness treatment. Studies show negative mental health stereotypes act as a barrier to treatment and prevent people from seeking help. The games, as part of a larger treatment plan, could allow people to find relief privately, in the comfort of their own homes…

Music Therapy May Hold Promise For Treating Epilepsy

We know that listening to classical music can lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels and even boost learning. But could it also help prevent seizures in people with epilepsy?

Now that neurologists have found that the brains of people with epilepsy process music very differently than the brains of people without the condition, this may be a real possibility.

The new research showed that when patients with epilepsy are listening to classical and jazz music, their brainwave patterns actually sync up with the melodies…

Rainbow And Lightning Photo Captures Awesome Beauty In One Shot

“This particular shot has been a goal of mine for over [seven] years,” he [Greg McCown] told HuffPost. “I’ve seen similar things happen only a few times in my life while actively looking for it, so to catch it with the camera was nothing short of awesome.”

Lilly chalks up a win for Cymbalta in first U.S. trial over withdrawal symptom claims

Eli Lilly sfought off the first claims of withdrawal symptoms linked to its blockbuster antidepressant, Cymbalta, as a federal jury found the drugmaker was not responsible for side effects such as brain zaps and suicidal thoughts in a patient who quit the med.

Lawyers for the plaintiff argued that Lilly downplayed serious withdrawal symptoms for Cymbalta by saying that the issues only affected a small percentage of patients who stopped taking it. But Lilly struck back, claiming that numbers weren’t relevant because some individuals quitting placebo also reported withdrawal symptoms, Bloomberg reports. And a psychiatrist who testified as an expert witness for the company said that the plaintiff’s symptoms could have been indicative of her underlying mental disorders…

Lilly is not the only drugmaker facing claims over withdrawal symptoms tied to antidepressants. GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) is also encountering similar battles, with thousands of lawsuits alleging the drugmaker failed to warn patients about serious side effects including insomnia, headaches, dizziness and zapping sensations, tied to its antidepressant Paxil.

GSK site closed after Legionella bacteria detected in cooling tower

After detecting the bacteria for Legionnaires’ disease in its cooling tower, GlaxoSmithKline Tuesday temporarily closed a manufacturing site in North Carolina and sent employees home while it cleans the tower and investigates the impact of the situation. The discovery comes as an outbreak of the infection has resulted in a dozen deaths in New York…

Ligday said the tower will be cleaned and retested before the site goes back into operation. “We are taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our employees, as well as the safety and integrity of our products.”

Those products include 30 GSK brands in 500 presentations including its Advair and Ellipta inhaler products. In tablet form it also makes Imitrex, Epivir, Combivir, Wellbutrin SR/Zyban, Zofran, Valtrex, Trizivir, Zovirax, Lamictal Tafinlar, Mekinist as well as Tivicay and Triumeq, two popular HIV drugs…


Photo taken 8/10/2015.

Wikipedia:  The song [Teardrop], especially the instrumental portions at the beginning and the end, has been used in numerous TV programmes and movies. The bass drum beat, reminiscent of a heartbeat, was used in the opening theme of the U.S. medical television series House.