Month: October 2016

N.J. could legalize marijuana as early as 2018, Senate president says

Carrie Roberts, an employee at the Medicine Man dispensary in Denver, spoke to Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset), Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (D-Monmouth) during their trip to Colorado last week. (Photo: courtesy of Senate Majority Office) By Susan K. Livio TRENTON — Legalized marijuana could be “a game-changer” for New Jersey’s

GROWING LIST OF EYE PROBLEMS IN LYME DISEASE

Ophthalmic manifestations of tick-borne diseases are increasing in the United States, according to a review published recently in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. And, “although ocular involvement can be self-limited, delays in diagnosis may result in vision impairment and even blindness,” stated Sathiamoorthi from the Mayo Clinic. by Daniel J. Cameron, MD MPH The authors described

Surf lifesaving champion, 26, went on holiday to Thailand and woke to find her face was PARALYSED… all because of Lyme disease from a tick bite

Amy Kennedy was sick for three years before her Lyme disease diagnosis She believes she contracted the disease from a tick bite in the Thai jungle It left her unable to walk and with the left side of her face paralysed  She has required $180,000 of medical treatment overseas By STEVEN TRASK A former surf

10 Shocking Facts About Heroin

  The same poppy plant that blooms with the fragrant red flowers often depicted in beautiful paintings, as well as produces poppy seeds to top breads and bagels, also makes the substances in heroin, one of the world’s most highly addictive opiate drugs. Heroin is derived from morphine, a naturally occurring substance that can be

Lyme Disease: 4 Symptoms To Watch For As Tick Epidemic Spreads

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1 an estimated 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, and the prevalence is rising. Since national surveillance began in 1982, the number of annual Lyme cases reported has increased nearly 25-fold.2 The disease is also spreading out geographically.3 Between 1993 and 1997, 43 counties across