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  • Hypertension drug could be repurposed to delay aging, study finds (Rilmenidine)

    01/30/2023 7:33:29 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 8 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of Liverpool / Aging Cell ^ | Jan. 23, 2023 | Dominic F. Bennett et al
    Researchers have found that the drug rilmenidine can extend lifespan and slow aging. The findings show that animals treated with rilmenidine, currently used to treat hypertension, at young and older ages increases lifespan and improves health markers, mimicking the effects of caloric restriction. They also demonstrate that the healthspan and lifespan benefits of rilmenidine treatment in the roundworm C. elegans are mediated by the I1-imidazoline receptor nish-1, identifying this receptor as a potential longevity target. Unlike other drugs previously studied for this purpose by the researchers, the widely-prescribed, oral antihypertensive rilmenidine has potential for future translatability to humans as side-effects...
  • Arizona’s inland checkpoints closed for months as officials warn of fentanyl flooding in

    01/30/2023 5:06:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 30, 2023 | MaryAnn Martinez
    Inland border patrol checkpoints vital for stemming the tide of drugs and illegal migrants into the country have been closed for months as officers are diverted to admin duties, sources told The Post. The checkpoints are stationed 25 to 100 miles north of the US-Mexico border and act as a second line of defense. Sources explained how once people smugglers or drug runners make it past the international border they start to let their guard slip and an extra checkpoint can often catch them out. Drugs are flowing through Arizona. In October 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety traffic...
  • California's legal marijuana market goes to pot: Relatives of late stoner Jerry Garcia pull his cannabis brand out of Golden State as high taxes and regulation sees profits dive - and the black market surge

    01/30/2023 1:38:06 PM PST · by algore · 27 replies
    A marijuana brand bearing the name of one of the world's most famous stoners has pulled out of California as the state's cannabis taxes gut legal operations and allow the black market to thrive. Garcia Hand Picked - founded by the relatives of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia - removed its products and operations from California as the state's laws coupled with Federal taxes have left legitimate producers paying as much as 80 percent in taxes. As businesses jump through hurdles to produce and sell marijuana, black market operations and illegal farms have managed to operate without legal barriers and...
  • Teacher arrested after teen found naked, beaten, officials say

    01/30/2023 8:40:17 AM PST · by CFW · 32 replies
    Cleveland19 ^ | 1/16/23 | staff
    BEECH ISLAND, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT/Gray News) - Four people were arrested – including a current teacher in Aiken County, South Carolina – after a 17-year-old was found beaten and lying naked on the side of the road. The boy was found early Jan. 3 at Blackstone Camp Road and Atomic Road, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. He was “completely unclothed and the victim appeared to have been brutally beaten,” a deputy wrote in a report. A deputy tried to speak with the victim, but he was hard to understand because his face was so swollen. Deputies learned the teen...
  • Truckers' Positive Drug Tests Up 18% In 2022

    01/27/2023 8:24:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Freightwaves ^ | 01/27/2023 | John Gallagher
    The latest data from the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse reveals that drug use among commercial drivers may be at its highest level since the federal repository was set up in 2019 — but more are being cleared to drive again as well.Total drug violations reported into the clearinghouse in 2022, including positive tests and refusals to take a drug test, increased 18% to 69,668 compared with last year’s 59,011, according to the most recent statistics released this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. That rate almost doubled the 9.2% annual increase in drug violations reported in 2021.Much of...
  • Man plans to open store in Vancouver selling MDMA, cocaine, and more

    01/27/2023 7:11:12 PM PST · by HogsBreath · 15 replies
    The Daily Hive ^ | 01-16-2023 | Megan Devlin
    A Metro Vancouver advocate plans to open a store selling MDMA, cocaine, and more this month to coincide with the province decriminalizing possession of several types of drugs.
  • DR. NICOLE SAPHIER: 'Miracle' Weight Loss and ADHD Medications Are Being Handed Out Like Candy by America's Medical Industry... to People Looking for Short Cuts… Creating a Shortage of Drugs for Those REALLY in Need. How Sick Can You Get?

    01/26/2023 12:40:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 January 2023 | DR. Nicole Saphier
    Nicole Saphier, MD is a physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and bestselling author of, 'Panic Attack.' Her opinions are her own and not reflective of her employers.Not every problem can be fixed with a pill. Not every problem should be fixed with a pill. But in an increasingly dangerous trend, America's medical industry is presenting drugs as a quick and easy solution for nearly everything that ails us – be it major, minor, or even non-existent. Now, America is running out of the prescription medications that sick people need, because...
  • Seattle morgue running out of room for fatal fentanyl victims

    01/23/2023 1:33:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2023 | Selim Algar
    Space issues have become so acute at the Seattle-King County morgue in Washington state that local officials are considering keeping bodies on gurneys and partnering with local funeral homes for storage as emergency stop-gap measures. “A key indication of just how bad things are … the medical examiner’s office is now struggling with the issue of storing bodies because the fentanyl-related death toll continues to climb,” Seattle-King County Public Health Director Dr. Faisal Khan said at a Board of Health meeting last week, according to KTTH radio. “Obviously, they have finite space in the coolers they use, and that space...
  • Chicago shootings: 33 shot, 8 fatally in weekend gun violence across city, police say

    01/23/2023 4:58:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | January 23, 2023 | By Sun-Times Media Wire
    CHICAGO -- At least 33 people have been shot, eight fatally, in weekend shootings across Chicago, police said. Two teens were shot, one fatally, Sunday afternoon while trying to buy a pair of shoes from a social media seller in West Pullman on the Far South Side. The teens, 17 and 18, were in a parked car about 2:05 p.m. in the 11900-block of South State Street when they met with the seller, Chicago police said. After the seller took money from them, he opened fire and struck both teens, authorities said. The 17-year-old boy was struck in the chest...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Inside America's Zombieland: Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood looks like a scene from the WALKING DEAD

    01/21/2023 11:22:30 AM PST · by CFW · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/19/23 | Harriett Alexander
    The Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia - known as 'ground zero' for the city's drug epidemic - is in crisis due to widespread abuse of an animal tranquilizer called xylazine. Addicts are shooting up in broad daylight, hunched over in a stupor or passed out on the streets. Many have raw, gaping wounds in desperate need of medical attention. And there are needles, syringes and garbage littered across the sidewalks. 'I've never seen human beings remain in these kinds of conditions,' said Sarah Laurel, who runs outreach organization Savage Sisters.
  • Chicago Weekend Shootings: 5 killed, 21 wounded over holiday weekend

    01/17/2023 4:08:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | January 17, 2023 | by CBS Chicago Team
    CHICAGO (CBS) – At least five people were killed and 21 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago during the holiday weekend as of Sunday. The ages of the victims range from 17 to 56. In the first shooting of the weekend, a 25-year-old man was shot while walking, in the 2000 block of East 87th Street on the city's South Side, Friday evening. Police said around, 7:15 p.m., the victim was walking on the sidewalk when an unknown suspect came out of a gangway and shot at the victim. The victim was shot in the left bicep and was...
  • Nurse Who Lost Job After Severe COVID-19 Vaccine Reaction Welcome to Reapply for Work When 'Better': SGH

    01/16/2023 1:24:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 16 Jan 2023 | Davina Tham
    The nurse with Singapore General Hospital became wheelchair-bound and jobless following a COVID-19 vaccine injury.Singapore General Hospital (SGH) said on Monday (Jan 16) that a former nurse who lost her job after suffering a severe reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is welcome to reapply to join the hospital "when she is better". Responding to CNA's queries, SGH's chief human resource officer Tan Yang Noi said the hospital will continue to stay in touch with the woman and give her support. CNA reported on Friday that the former nurse won an appeal against a court order to pay child maintenance, after...
  • San Francisco addicts are kept 'in a state of bondage' by syringe exchange programs, former drug user says

    01/15/2023 2:09:16 AM PST · by blueplum · 17 replies
    Fox ^ | 15 Jan 2023 | Jon Michael Raasch
    SAN FRANCISCO – Providing drug users with syringes and pipes for public health purposes keeps addicts "in a state of bondage," a dealer-turned-activist told Fox News. The city has established more than 20 harm reduction centers... "They should restart rethinking their policies here because this harm reduction site, it just doesn't work," Ricci Wynne, a drug abstinence advocate and former drug dealer, told Fox News. The homeless in San Francisco "don't need more syringes, they don't need crack pipes, they don't need tinfoil."....
  • Biden botches fentanyl death statistics when raising issue with Mexican prez

    01/09/2023 9:11:08 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan. 9, 2023
    MEXICO CITY — President Biden understated the number of deaths caused by fentanyl Monday when raising the issue with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — after critics blasted Biden for not paying enough attention to the deadly scourge. Biden said that fentanyl has killed “100,000” Americans, when official data actually link the potent synthetic opioid to about 196,000 US deaths in 2018-2021 alone. The toll in 2022 is feared to be even worse than the 71,000 fentanyl deaths in 2021, potentially putting US fatalities over five years close to 300,000 as the drug is increasingly mixed into non-opioid drugs...
  • New Medical Advice for Fat Kids Urges Drugs and Surgery Over Diet and Exercise

    01/10/2023 7:59:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/10/2023 | Victoria Taft
    Shortly before Christmas, when no one was paying attention, the people who make Hollywood’s latest fave fad diet drug got the green light to give the stuff to fat kids. And as they’ve done during COVID, the American Academy of Pediatrics saluted smartly and promptly switched its fat kid guidance, moving from medical oversight, diet, therapies, and exercise to interventions that doctors and Big Pharma control: surgery and the newly approved drug.Now, after the American Academy of Pediatrics approved giving the injectable diabetes drug semaglutide, found in Ozempic and Wegovy, to kids, the group has switched its guidance from wait...
  • Son of notorious kingpin 'El Chapo' Ovidio Guzmán is captured by authorities.....

    01/05/2023 1:52:34 PM PST · by caww · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1.5.2022 | Anetta Bhole
    The Mexican army have captured Ovidio Guzmán, an alleged major fentanyl trafficker and son of kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán. Wild scenes erupted in Sinaloa as news of the arrest spread through the city, just days before U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to make his first visit to Mexico. Mexican authorities have accused the younger Guzmán of being a key figure in fentanyl trafficking - a synthetic drug blamed for tens of thousands of deaths in the United States. Gunfire and car-jackings have been reported in the city as word spread of Guzmán's arrest. Mayor Juan de Dios Gamez...
  • Ovidio Guzmán-López: Deadly riots grip Mexican state after drug arrest

    01/05/2023 4:51:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    bbc ^ | 01/05/2023
    Ovidio Guzmán-López - himself alleged to be a leader of his father's former cartel - was captured in Culiacán after a six-month surveillance operation. Furious gang members set up road blocks, set fire to vehicles and attacked a local airport. A passenger plane was hit by gunfire while preparing to take off. More than a hundred flights were cancelled at three Sinaloa airports. Sinaloa's state governor earlier said 18 people had been admitted to hospital. Mr Guzmán-López is accused of leading a faction of his father's notorious Sinaloa cartel, Defence Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval said. It is one of the...
  • Man killed, 4 teens among 12 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    01/09/2023 7:06:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    FOX 32 Chicago ^ | January 9, 2023 | By Sun-Times Media Wire
    CHICAGO - A person was killed and at least 11 others were wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago. Friday night, a man was fatally shot in West Englewood. The 29-year-old was inside a home about 9:10 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Throop Street when another person pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, Chicago police said. He died at the University of Chicago Medical Center. A 14-year-old boy was shot about a half-hour later in North Lawndale on the West Side. Just before 9:40 p.m., the boy suffered two gunshot wounds to the wrist while...
  • New Jersey middle school teacher arrested after allegedly overdosing on fentanyl in classroom

    01/08/2023 7:49:39 PM PST · by CFW · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/8/23 | Paul Best
    A middle school teacher in New Jersey is facing multiple drug charges after allegedly overdosing on fentanyl in a classroom in November, the Westfield Police Department said. School Resource Officer Fortunato Riga responded to the second-floor classroom, where a nurse was treating the teacher in front of students, and gave him Narcan, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose.
  • World's oldest photos of Far East show horrific aftermath of English.. assault on Chinese

    01/08/2014 7:18:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2014 | Mark Duell
    A wonderful set of photographs taken in China and Japan which gave the Western world one of its first glimpses of the Far East is going for auction. And one particular image of Chinese corpses at North Fort in Peiho in 1860 has presented a stark reminder of the Second Opium War. The North Fort was one of several Taku Forts - strategically-placed defences in China that guarded the mouth of the Peiho River. The fort, which was located near modern-day Tianjin, was breached on August 20, 1860 and its garrison surrendered after a fierce fight.