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$3 Million donation puts Philadelphia at the center of cannabis research

 12/20/2016 - 08:51

The cannabis green rush is spreading throughout the country now that eight states have legalized recreational pot and 28 more have approved medical marijuana. 

Pennsylvania is among the latter, with the state’s first medicinal program slated to take off in 2018. Now, a $3 million donation to Thomas Jefferson University from an Australian philanthropist is adding to Philadelphia’s already robust research landscape and helping to create a cannabis corridor in the City of Brotherly Love. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:39am

Una donación de 3 millones de dólares pone a Filadelfia en el centro de la investigación sobre la Cannabis

 12/20/2016 - 08:45

Un prado de verdes juncos de Cannabis se ha diseminado por todo el país, ahora que ocho estados han legalizado su uso recreacional y 28 otros han aprobado la marihuana medicinal. 

Pennsylvania se encuentra entre estos últimos, con el primer programa medicinal del estado que pretende despegar en el 2018. Ahora, una donación de 3 millones de dólares a la Universidad Thomas Jefferson por parte de un filántropo australiano, está siendo agregado al robusto paisaje investigativo de Filadelfia para ayudar a crear un corredor de cannabis en la Ciudad del Amor Fraternal.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:39am

Latino Children's Coverage Reaches Historic High, But Too Many Remain Uninsured

 12/19/2016 - 05:38

Latino children with health coverage reached a record high 92.5 percent in 2015, the second year after key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect, according to a report conducted by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Georgetown University.

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 5:25am

La Última Calada

 12/12/2016 - 03:57



EFE / Agencias. Con toda una vida dedicada a la elaboración artesanal de tabaco, Wallace Reyes no le da más de "quince o veinte" años de existencia a una industria que ha marcado la historia de la ciudad de Tampa (EE.UU.), en la costa oeste de Florida y que llegó a ser llamada la "capital mundial del puro".

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 3:31am

The Last Puff

 12/12/2016 - 03:50

Tampa was once dubbed "Cigar City", but its last cigar factory is about to disappear, like Fidel Castro, the most iconic cigar smoker, did last week.

Among those most worried about the future of the city is Eric Newman, whose family has been making 31 brands of cigars, including Cuesta-Rey, Diamond Crown and La Unica, for three generations, reports The Washington Post.
For 121 years, the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has produced millions of cigars and shipped them worldwide, while the rest of 149 surrounding factories shuttered their doors or outsourced overseas. 

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 3:31am

Carpe Diem

 12/09/2016 - 04:47

Life expectancy has declined in the United States for the first time in more than two decades. The increase in deaths from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, drug overdoses and accidents has contributed to worsen life expectancy rates in 2015 as it had not done since the AIDS epidemic of the 1990s, according to data released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). 

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 4:31am

Knowing the Enemy

 12/08/2016 - 02:51

Metastasis is a frightening word. It means death in 90% of Cancer cases, as it means the disease is spreading in the body.  However, scientists understand more and more the process of cell-splitting, from beginning to end, binging hope to a near cure.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:30am

Dead Zone

 12/07/2016 - 04:12

According to the most recent census data, the uninsured portion of the United States population has fallen to 9 percent, with the sharpest drop registered among those living in households with incomes of less than $48,600 a year (for a family of four)  or $23,760 for a single person.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:55am

Disrupting Burguers

 12/07/2016 - 03:48

Can Silicon Valley disrupt the fast-food industry? Well, for those entrepreneurs who dream to 'save the world', motivations are strong: reduce meat consumption and eliminate foods that have big environmental and social impacts, like processed food or heavy dependent on intensive agriculture.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:26am


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