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Gov. Ron DeSantis Makes Way To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Governor DeSantis has said he will drop the appeal if the Legislature doesn't change the law to allow smoking by mid-March. "He's listened to the will of the people - 71 percent - and the comments he's made have been so encouraging to me - that the people's will should be the most important".

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Red meat report criticised by industry

The panel has estimated that about 820 million people worldwide now have insufficient food and many more eat unhealthy diets that contribute to health disorders and premature deaths. Global targets will need to be applied locally. Joanna Lewis, policy director at the Soil Association, said: "The Soil Association welcomes the major contribution the EAT-Lancet Commission has made to shattering the myth that agro-ecological farming can not feed the world".

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MN Department of Health asking for your help to track the flu

According to the Florida Department of Health, there was an uptick in the number of flu cases reported in the first week of this year, but overall the numbers are down from the last flu season. Last year's flu shot was only 40% effective, because the flu bug keeps mutating. The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has already advised people to take precautions to protect themselves from the flu .

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Tim Cook teases that Apple has 'new services' coming in 2019

Cook mentioned these things in an interview with CNBC on the show "Mad Money" hosted by Jim Cramer . "And as we've gotten into healthcare more and more through the Watch and through other things that we've created with ResearchKit and CareKit and putting your medical records on the iPhone, this is a huge deal".

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio guarantees comprehensive health care to all residents

A day after proposing health care for all New Yorkers , Mayor de Blasio plans to introduce legislation Wednesday forcing private employers to provide two weeks of paid time off to their workers. Wait times to see a primary care doctor would be in line with the one to two weeks it now takes, officials said. "We recognize that obviously health care isn't just, in theory, a right; it's in practice a right".

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IL officials urge vaccination after child dies of flu

Overall, there have been 2,083 cases reported this flu season , down from 10,335 at this time a year ago. "We also have good evidence that having a flu shot greatly reduces the risk of hospitalization or death even for those who do get the flu anyway", he added.