Canada offers places for addicts to shoot up safely. Can the US copy the model?

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North Americas first supervised injection clinic opened in Vancouver in 2003, and now several US cities are hoping to emulate its success in saving lives Whenever Dean Wilson walks people through Vancouvers Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, he leads them past an unassuming glass door on Hastings Street before stopping at a community garden. Its here that […]

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I fear skunk has claimed our son but his siblings come to the rescue

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He leaves the house without telling me where hes going and stays out all night, but his elder siblings are being vigilant Our house is filled with tattooed and pierced twentysomethings. Guitars are propped against walls. There is loud piano-playing. But none of the children is living the rocknroll lifestyle. Megan is teetotal, preferring herbal […]

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Ketamine could help thousands with severe depression, doctors say

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Psychiatrists hail benefits of transformational drug, and call for more trials to explore its potential Thousands of people with severe depression could obtain urgent relief if experimental treatment using ketamine were made more widely available, medical experts say. The drug has been championed by doctors and psychiatrists as a potentially life-changing treatment for those with […]

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Long-lasting pill that releases drugs for two weeks a ‘game-changer’

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Pioneering slow-release pill could end repeat doses and help Alzheimers patients and mass treatment campaigns A pill that releases its medicine for two weeks after being swallowed is being hailed as a potential game-changer in drug treatment. In future, similar forms of longterm oral drug delivery could put an end to regimens requiring numerous repeat […]

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Rodrigo Duterte says Obama ‘can go to hell’ and considers breaking up with US

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Philippine leader continues tirade against America for criticizing brutal anti-drug crackdown that has left more than 3,000 people dead in three months Philippine leader widespread extrajudicial killings by or at the behest of government authorities in the Philippines. The use of that kind of tactic is entirely inconsistent with universal human rights and the shared […]

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Mexico police arbitrarily executed 22 in cartel clash, says human rights body

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The countrys human rights commission said an investigation confirmed grave violations during the confrontation on a ranch in 2015 Mexicos federal police arbitrarily executed 22 people on a ranch in the western state of Michoacn last year, the countrys human rights commission said on Thursday. National Human Rights Commission president Luis Raul Gonzalez Perez said […]

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Soccer Inspires Homeless Young Man To Reclaim His Life

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A few years ago,Philip Jones was sorely losing alongtime battle againsthis inner demons. He was 22 years old and living on the streets of San Francisco, alone. He washomeless, doing more drugs than he was selling, and stealing whatever else his drug money couldn’t afford him. One day, amidst a drughaze, Jones heard Ben Anderson, […]

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