Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Resources/ReferencesBritish medical journal slams Roche on Tamiflu
Tamiflu: the battle for secret drug data
Big Pharma Plays Hide-The-Ball With Data
AT LEAST one passenger is in a critical condition after a Southwest Airlines engine exploded mid-flight, causing one woman to be “partially sucked out” of a broken window.
A new study shows that abusive alcohol users who also use cannabis are less likely to develop liver disease
|The largest study of the bunch found that drinkers who smoke weed had significantly lower odds of developing liver diseases
including hepatitis, cirrhosis, steatosis, and even hepatocellular
carcinoma, a type of liver cancer. Researchers at the National Institute
of Scientific Research at the University of Quebec looked at the
discharge records of nearly 320,000 patients who had a past or current
history of abusive alcohol use.|
“We found that if people are using cannabis in the dependent manner, they actually are much more protected from alcoholic liver disease,” Terence Bukong, a hepatologist and the study’s lead investigator, tells Tonic.
Alcohol abusers who didn’t use weed had about a 90 percent chance of developing liver disease, whereas light cannabis-using heavy drinkers had about an 8 percent chance. For dependent cannabis users who drink a lot, there was only a 1.36 percent chance. In other words, this study suggests that heavy pot use could mean a better defense against alcohol-related disease compared to light or no marijuana use.
Monday, April 16, 2018
The AER says on its website that Calgary-based Paramount Resources Ltd. reported the leak last week from one of its pipelines about nine kilometres northeast of the community.
Regulator suspends oil and gas firm's licences after emergency number unattended
Investigation underway after pipeline spill in northern Alberta
It says the leak was discovered by employees checking on a low-pressure alarm from the pipeline's leak detection system.