For people with Parkinson's disease, the researchers concluded that medical marijuana is probably ineffective in treating abnormal movements that can develop in the late stages of the disease. These abnormal movements appear as a side effect of the drug levodopa, which is the main drug used to treat Parkinson's disease. … [Read more...] about Medical Marijuana May Help Treat Symptoms of MS
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But Akbar Khan, chairman of the Passengers’ Foundation, said restarting local trains now would only mean “opening more doors for the coronavirus”. “Talking about social distancing in local trains is useless. It’s better to wait at least one more month or until the situation is brought under control,” he said. Rajesh Ghanghav, president of the Kalyan Kasara Karjat Railway Pravasi Sanghtna was also in favour of waiting at least a month. “The railways should start a few local services for frontline workers - medical workers, police, BMC workers, BEST employees, etc - but for the general public the situation won’t be ok until at least June 30.” However, Nand Kumar Deshmukh, chairman of the Passengers’ Associations Federation, was of the view that local trains should restart immediately, with proper arrangements for social distancing. Asked how it would be possible to enforce social distancing on local trains, he said the railway … [Read more...] about 62 per cent Mumbaikars in no mood to ride locals
Jonestown itself had become a joycamp in its last year. There was no barbed wire around the perimeter. It wasn’t needed. Escape was a dream. The jungle stretched from horizon to horizon, thick, swampy and deadly. Armed security guards patrolled the few trails, and it was their business to know where an escapee would look for food and water. Rumor had it that captured escapees had had their arms broken. Toward the end, most of them were simply placed in the euphemistically named Extra Care Unit, where they were drugged senseless for a week at a time. Patients emerged from ECU unable to carry on a conversation, and their faces were blank, as if they had been temporarily lobotomized. … [Read more...] about In the Valley of the Shadow of Death: Guyana After the Jonestown Massacre
You must be thrilled with the government’s ₹20 lakh crore COVID-19 Relief Package. The FM has, for reasons unknown, stopped at the fifth tranche of the historic package. A highly placed government source tells me the overall plan is for a total of 19 tranches (since it’s for COVID-19). Of these, 18 tranches have already been finalised. But work is yet to start on the 19th one. Apparently, the ministry used up its last tranche of ideas in the 18th tranche, and now they are stuck. … [Read more...] about Ideas for the 19th tranche of relief
Though the Koodamkulam protests fizzled out after holding out for long, they have since been followed by others, where similar concerns have been flagged and popular support enlisted. This includes petroleum-extraction projects at Neduvasal in the Cauvery delta and the Salem-Chennai, eight-lane greenway, connecting the chief minister’s native district to the state capital after the existing six-lane highway. … [Read more...] about TN’s EPS woos investments amid Covid, but is the environment friendly?