Health

Your Desk Job is Killing You: Kidney Disease Edition

We already know that sitting is killing us. People with sedentary lifestyles have been found to have a higher risk of cancer, are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease and are 90 percent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than their less sedentary counterparts. Now we can add kidney disease to the list of

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Poll: Majority of Americans Think Weed Should be Legal

A new poll conducted by Gallup found 58 percent of Americans think marijuana should be made legal, up 40 percent from a 1969 survey. Support for legalizing cannabis use has been steadily growing over the past decades, and is now a topic for discussion in the 2016 presidential race. During the first Democratic debate, Bernie

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Marijuana Use—and Abuse—in the U.S. Has Doubled in the Past Decade

Changing laws and attitudes surrounding medical and recreational marijuana use have made the drug more accessible. Currently, 23 states in the U.S. permit cannabis for medical purposes, and four of those states have decriminalized the drug for recreational use. As a result, more people are using marijuana, and according to a new study this may

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Food Security Body Warns of Famine in South Sudan

South Sudan faces the “concrete risk” of famine by the end of 2015 and 30,000 people are already classified as being in a food security catastrophe, a statement from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) said on Thursday. The IPC, whose members include the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme,

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