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Sheriff accused of meth pleads to felony, resigns

Sheriff accused of meth pleads to felony, resigns

By JOHN RA ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jan 19, 2017, 1:06 AM ET Email   A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted he was a meth addict and…

Trump’s immigration policies will pick up where Obama’s left off

Trump’s immigration policies will pick up where Obama’s left off

Kevin Johnson, University of California, Davis In 2017, the Trump administration will likely continue and expand the Obama administration’s focus on removing immigrants convicted of crimes. Whether Trump will…

After decades of research, why is AIDS still rampant?

After decades of research, why is AIDS still rampant?

Maureen Miller, Columbia University Medical Center Today is World AIDS Day. More than three decades after the virus was first discovered, 5,753 people will become HIV infected today. About…

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink”

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink”

Deadly Opioid known as “Pink” By Chiara Barnaba In in a recent article by WebMD, on Thursday, November 10th the DEA announced that they will ban the deadly…

Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

Raymond Hogler, Colorado State University and Greg Robinson, University of Utah Congress continues to resist decriminalizing marijuana even as a popular crusade to legalize its use state by state may…

Can We Conquer All Diseases By The End Of The Century?

Can We Conquer All Diseases By The End Of The Century?

By Anna Gorman The goal is lofty and expansive: to cure, prevent or manage all known diseases by the end of the century. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and…

Organ Donation And The Opioid Epidemic: ‘An Unexpected Life-Saving Legacy’

Organ Donation And The Opioid Epidemic: ‘An Unexpected Life-Saving Legacy’

By Martha Bebinger, WBUR At his home in Haverhill, Mass., Colin LePage leafs through newspapers he shows to middle-schoolers to educate them about the dangers of drugs. (Martha Bebinger…

What do we know about marijuana’s medical benefits? Two experts explain the evidence

What do we know about marijuana’s medical benefits? Two experts explain the evidence

Steven Kinsey, West Virginia University and Divya Ramesh, University of Connecticut Currently 25 states and the District of Columbia have medical cannabis programs. On Nov. 8, Arkansas, Florida and North…

Kratom Gets Reprieve From Drug Enforcement Administration

Kratom Gets Reprieve From Drug Enforcement Administration

By Lauren Silverman, KERA It’s been a wild ride for kratom lately. Since Aug. 31, when the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its intention to classify the plant as a…

The oppressive seeds of the Colin Kaepernick backlash

The oppressive seeds of the Colin Kaepernick backlash

J. Corey Williams, Yale University Ever since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country…

Video Chat? In Rural Areas Combating Drug Addiction, A New Way To Connect With Help

Video Chat? In Rural Areas Combating Drug Addiction, A New Way To Connect With Help

By Shefali Luthra GILES COUNTY, Va. — An older, unemployed man with chronic back pain recently visited Dr. Robert Devereaux, a family physician in this Southwest corner of Virginia. Devereaux recalled…