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NJ Department of Health Announces Medical Marijuana Rule Changes

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Ridgewood NJ, The New Jersey Department of Health today announced amended medical marijuana rules that establish standards by which the Department implements the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act. The rule changes follow the Department’s recommended regulatory actions in response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order #6, which charged the Department with reviewing all aspects of the program to expand access and eliminate bureaucratic barriers.

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Eating more red meat does NOT hurt your heart: New study insists larger portions of beef and pork can actually be GOOD for blood pressure

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Health officials recommend cutting our intake of red meat for our heart health
But a new study has found unprocessed beef and pork are not dangerous
In fact, a review of clinical trials showed the meat was beneficial for patients

By Mia De Graaf For Dailymail.com

PUBLISHED: 13:07 EST, 20 December 2016 | UPDATED: 15:15 EST, 20 December 2016

Red meat has been condemned as a cancer-causing, blood pressure-raising no-no.

Indeed, nutritional guidelines in both the UK and the US advise eating no more than 70g of beef, pork, or steak per day.

But a new review of clinical trials from Purdue University has found quite the opposite.

According to the study, eating more than the recommended daily amount of red meat does not affect short-term heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol.

In fact, they found unprocessed red meat to be a good source of nutrients for patients.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4052606/Eating-red-meat-does-NOT-hurt-heart-New-study-insists-large-portions-beef-pork-wonders-blood-pressure.html#ixzz4TWKJKmJG

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When couch potatoes start to grow sprouts: Experts begin to question wisdom of TV binge-watching

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JUNE 10, 2015, 11:48 PM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015, 12:22 AM
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Bingeing can be bad for your heart, may be a sign of depression, and could leave you with blurred memories of the whole experience. That’s what some experts have been saying recently, and they’re not talking about food or drink — they’re talking about the gluttonous consumption of a television series.

Has a binge-watching backlash begun?

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Lately a few big-name television producers, including Jenji Kohan — whose heavily-binged-on Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” unveils its entire 13-episode third season on Friday — have expressed misgivings about the approach that allows for this viewing trend: the launching of all the episodes of a series’ season at once rather than in the traditional “linear” fashion, week by week.

“I miss having people on the same page. I do miss being able to go online and have the conversation the day after,” Kohan said in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner expressed a similar view during a teleconference before his series’ finale, saying that if he ever created a series for Netflix, he would ask that the streaming service roll out episodes over time “so at least there was just some shared experience.”

According to Oxford Dictionaries, the term “binge-watching” — watching multiple episodes of a TV series in a short span of time — broke into the mainstream about two years ago. (“Binge-watch” was a contender for Oxford’s Word of the Year in 2013, but lost to “selfie.”)

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The dark side of meditation and mindfulness: Treatment can trigger mania, depression and psychosis, new book claims

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Theory is that techniques help relieve stress and live for the moment
But 60% of us have apparently suffered at least one negative side effect
Experts: Shortage of rigorous statistical studies into the negative effects of meditation is a ‘scandal’

By HARRIET CRAWFORD FOR THE DAILY MAIL

PUBLISHED: 05:56 EST, 22 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:20 EST, 22 May 2015

Meditation and mindfulness is promoted by celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Russell Brand, who boast of its power to help people put stress out of their minds and live for the moment.

But the treatment can itself trigger mania, depression, hallucinations and psychosis, psychological studies in the UK and US have found.

The practice is part of a growing movement based on ancient Eastern traditions of meditation.

However, 60 per cent of people who had been on a meditation retreat had suffered at least one negative side effect, including panic, depression and confusion, a study in the US found.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3092572/The-dark-meditation-mindfulness-Treatment-trigger-mania-depression-psychosis-new-book-claims.html#ixzz3atTxoRbj