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Cocaine rules restaurant industry, discloses chef Gordon Ramsay
Cocaine rules restaurant industry, discloses chef Gordon Ramsay
Dec 14, 2017

It’s usual about chefs hopping from one place to the other in their pursuit of local delicacies and food specialties. British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is no different. However, his recent trip to Colombia was an unusual one as he was in the land of coca plants, but not looking for some unique recipe. He

57% of US kids could be obese by age 35, says study
57% of US kids could be obese by age 35, says study
Dec 06, 2017

Childhood obesity is a public health concern in the United States. Since 1970, the percentage of obese children has gone up by more than three times. In school going children aged 6 to 19 years, one in five children is obese. A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that 57

Fewer companies serving alcohol in holiday parties this year, says survey
Fewer companies serving alcohol in holiday parties this year, says survey
Dec 06, 2017

With growing instances of inappropriate behavior by drunk employees, alcohol-filled corporate holiday bashes could be a thing of the past in the United States. According to a recent survey by the global outplacement consultancy firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., human resources (HR) personnel across the country have expressed concerns about serving alcohol in their

Minnesota allows medical marijuana for 13 conditions, including autism and sleep apnea
Minnesota allows medical marijuana for 13 conditions, including autism and sleep apnea
Dec 05, 2017

Autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea will be eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in Minnesota from July 2018. The decision was taken during the state Health Department’s regular review of requests to expand the use of medical cannabis. The two disorders are now part of the 13 qualifying conditions for the Minnesota Department

Michigan likely to vote in 2018 for legalization of recreational marijuana
Michigan likely to vote in 2018 for legalization of recreational marijuana
Dec 04, 2017

A petition supporting recreational marijuana use in Michigan was recently submitted to the Secretary of State. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, a group demanding a 2018 ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Michigan, submitted the proposal with 360,000 signatures, which seems to be a strong case to qualify for a statewide vote

International Day of People with Disability: Human beings are wired for addiction
International Day of People with Disability: Human beings are wired for addiction
Dec 01, 2017

Given the unpredictable politico-economic climate worldwide, chasing the dazzling American dream has whipped up myriads of unrealistic expectations for many, leaving them anxious and debilitated by unabated doubts and unceasing fears. Although short-term anxiety and transitional tensions are considered normal, if they continue to persist for longer durations, they are capable of sapping away an

Coming soon – synthetic alcohol without hangover; but will it be toxin-free?
Coming soon – synthetic alcohol without hangover; but will it be toxin-free?
Nov 30, 2017

The most common thing that bothers someone before drinking alcohol is hangover. While many cherish the high after gulping down some drinks during the night, they feel haunted by the resulting hangover the next morning. Characterized by nausea, fatigue and weakness, and throbbing headache, hangover is every drinker’s nightmare. However, the days of hangover horror

Youth mental health declining, says MHA report
Youth mental health declining, says MHA report
Nov 24, 2017

Mental health problems are an undeniable reality in the United States. According to the 2018 Mental Health America (MHA) report, Americans are incapable of creating moments of joy, which, in turn, has multiplied their frustration, disappointments and stress levels. In the MHA report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on the

California’s new regulations say no to drones and yes to huge farms
California’s new regulations say no to drones and yes to huge farms
Nov 22, 2017

California’s new pot laws, effective from January 2018, gives impetus to reefer farms to thrive in Mendocino and Monterey Counties. Earlier, the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) had proposed a one-acre cap due to the environmental impact. It is a contentious issue, which would have helped small businesses flourish in the Salinas Valley

8,000-year-old winemaking jars found in Georgia
8,000-year-old winemaking jars found in Georgia
Nov 22, 2017

“Beer is made by men, wine by God,” German theologian Martin Luther had once said. Well, that might be a figment of a wine lover’s imagination, but a recent discovery can certainly surprise many. Scientists have claimed to discover world’s oldest wine from 8,000-year-old jars in Georgia. Previously, the oldest pottery used for winemaking was