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CVS to sell CBD products in 800 stores in 8 states

CVS Pharmacy announced Wednesday that it will begin selling hemp-derived CBD products in eight states. The national drug store chain will be marketing the topical cannabidiol products, such as creams, sprays and roll-ons, as “an alternative source of relief,” CVS said in a statement to NBC New...

Anti-Vaxxers Lose Cash Pipeline in New Crackdown

Melissa Sullivan, executive vice president at Health Choice Connecticut, which raised $2,650 under its previous name, Vaccine Choice CT, said GoFundMe’s eviction was a “violation of the First Amendment” and suggested, without any supporting evidence, that the platform was “feeling pressure fro...

80 percent of Americans support reinstating net neutrality

Comparitech asked more than 1,000 Americans about the “basic tenets of net neutrality” and found that more than 80 percent of those polled supported it. The support went across political ideology, with nearly 87 percent of Democrats, nearly 80 percent of independents, and 77 percent of Republi...

Robert Mueller submits Russia report: Live updates

Special counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mueller's confidential report has been delivered to Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department announced Friday. Follow here for the latest.

Catholic Church Has Given Green Light To Using Vaccines Derived From Aborted Fetal Cells, But One Family Is Still Suing Over Beliefs

Experts offer an in-depth look at the belief system behind the Kentucky lawsuit filed by a family who didn't vaccinate their son because of their religious beliefs. The Varicella vaccine, specifically, is derived from the cell lines of two fetuses that were electively aborted in the 1960s. “Th...

CBD May Possibly Interfere With Your Daily Medication

The interest in cannabidiol (aka CBD) ― a nonpsychoactive chemical found in marijuana and hemp plants ― is only growing. It has made its way into our shampoos and lotions. There are CBD-infused smoothies, bath bombs and beer. There are even holiday treats (looking at you, CBD jelly beans).

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EWG’s 2019 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

The most surprising news from the USDA tests reveals that the popular health food kale is among the most contaminated fruits and vegetables. More than 92 percent of kale samples had two or more pesticide residues detected, and a single sample could contain up to 18 different residues. The most...

Rupee becomes Asia’s best performing currency

The turnaround has been fuelled by the improved chances of Prime Minister Narendra Modi winning a second term amid recent tensions between India and Pakistan. The optimism has led to local shares and debt luring robust flows, which have turned the carry-trade returns on the rupee to the highes...

Layoffs thin the creative ranks at Groupon

“Last week, we parted ways with fewer than 20 people, including some members of our creative services teams,” Groupon spokesman Nick Halliwell said in an email. “We thank these individuals for their contributions to Groupon and wish them well. Those affected will receive full severance benefit...

Bayer shares slide after latest Roundup cancer ruling

The case was only the second of some 11,200 Roundup lawsuits to go to trial in the United States. Another California man was awarded $289 million in August after a state court jury found Roundup caused his cancer. That award was later reduced to $78 million and is on appeal.

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