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Chronic pain given as top reason for using medical marijuana

Chronic pain given as top reason for using medical marijuana

Health
Chronic pain is the most common reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs. That's followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea, according to an analysis of 15 states published Monday in the journal Health Affairs. The study didn't measure whether marijuana actually helped anyone with their problems, but the patients' reasons match up with what's known about the science of marijuana and its chemical components. "The majority of patients for whom we have data are using cannabis for reasons where the science is the strongest," said lead author Kevin Boehnke of University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. California became the first state to allow medical use of marijuana in 1996. More than 30 states now allow marijuana for doze...
Budget has given bank FDs, realty an edge over equity: Here’s how

Budget has given bank FDs, realty an edge over equity: Here’s how

Finance
NEW DELHI: The Interim Budget proposal to hike tax deducted at source (TDS) limit on interest earned is likely to make bank deposits attractive, which can even take some sheen off equities and mutual funds, say analysts. Real estate investment may also pick up following the Budget sops, they said. Among many popular announcements made in the Interim Budget 2019, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal proposed to raise the TDS limit on interest earned on bank deposits/post office deposits under Section 194A of Income-Tax Act to Rs 40,000 from Rs 10,000 currently. This will incentivise investors to put money in bank deposits, says SBI’s Economic Wing. It noted that hike in TDS limit was a long-pending demand. Many investors could benefit from this announcement. There were 23.9 crore term deposi...
Nasa's New Horizons: Final commands given to distant probe

Nasa's New Horizons: Final commands given to distant probe

Science
Controllers have sent Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft a final set of commands ahead of its historic flyby of a distant icy world on Tuesday. The probe's pass of the 30km-wide object known as Ultima Thule will set a new record for the farthest ever exploration of a Solar System body - at 6.5 billion km from Earth.The upload included a two-second timing correction that ensures New Horizons knows precisely when and where to point its cameras as it sweeps alongside its target at a breathtaking 14km/s."The spacecraft is healthy and we're excited!" said mission operations manager Alice Bowman when she briefed reporters at the control centre embedded in the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU-APL) in Maryland. ...
Former Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish given knighthood in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Former Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish given knighthood in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Sports
Dalglish is viewed by many as Liverpool's greatest ever player Friday, June 8, 2018 Kenny Dalglish has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to football as well as his charity work and the support of the Hillsborough families. The Liverpool legend won three European Cups and six league titles in what was a glittering career as a player and a manager for the Reds. He also made 102 appearances for Scotland. But perhaps what has earned him the knighthood is through his charity work for the Marina Dalglish Appeal and the support he offered to the families affected by the Hillsborough disaster in 1989, in which 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives. He said: "I thought it was a tax bill. For the family, it's a huge...
Lewis Hamilton given five-place penalty for Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton given five-place penalty for Bahrain Grand Prix

Sports
Hamilton finished second behind Sebastian Vettel in the first Grand Prix of the season in AustraliaFriday, April 6, 2018Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix with a five-place grid penalty for breaching rules over gearbox changes.The rules stated by F1 governing body the FIA says that drivers are not allowed to change their gearboxes within a six-race period.The Mercedes driver has said Hamilton needs a new gearbox after problems in the opening race in Australia, his team said."We had an hydraulic leak in the Melbourne race and were fortunate to finish the race," Mercedes said."Unfortunately we couldn't repair it within the six-race cycle."The defending champion finished second in Melbourne, behind Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with the second race taking place this weekend.Let's b