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Marijuana, Without THC, Helps Treat Epilepsy: New Study

A study by NYU Langone Medical Center studied the impact of a medicine made from marijuana after removing its hallucinogenic ingredient THC and found it effective in bringing down epilepsy seizures among children. The medicine called Epidiolex, contains a liquid form of cannabidiol, one of marijuana’s more than 100 ingredients. It doesn’t contain THC, the hallucinogenic ingredient found in marijuana ...

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Timeline of Amanda Knox Trial in Italy: A Saga That Gripped US for 8 Years

Amanda Knox, an American girl under trial in Italy, was finally relieved from the case after several ups and down in the case that would rival the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Amanda Knox and her Italian boyfriend were arrested eight years ago, on charges of killing a British exchange student Meredith Kercher in their apartment floor in Perugia, Italy. They ...

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Lionel Messi to face trial over tax fraud charges, star’s father denies crime

Just days after winning the historic double treble with Barcelona, Argentine Lionel Messi is set to stand trial over alleged tax fraud, amounting to 4.1 million Euros. The decision came on Wednesday when a provincial court in Barcelona rejected the footballer’s appeal that was lodged by his lawyers. Messi’s father, Jorge Horacio Messi was accused of ignoring tax, amounting to ...

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World’s First Malaria Vaccine Trials Over, Partially Successful But Awaits EMA/WHO Nod

The malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 developed for use in sub-Saharan Africa was found to be effective in children for up to 4 years, after final trials. To be available in October this year, the vaccine could prevent malaria spread in highly tranmission areas, said lead author Prof. Brian Greenwood of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. “The European Medicines ...

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Johnson & Johnson Given $115 Mln to Speed up Ebola Vaccine Trial

Johnson & Johnson, which has started its clinical trials for Ebola vaccine, was given $115 million (100 million euro) from Europe’s Innovative Medicines Initiative to speed up its development. The has started its clinical trials earlier this week of its two-injection vaccine, which uses a booster from Denmark’s Bavarian Nordic. This will be the third vaccine to enter human testing ...

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Newlink Genetics, Merck to Resume Ebola Vaccine Trials on $30 Million Contract

NewLink Genetics Corporation and Merck have been given the nod to go ahead with the trials by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and awarded the contract worth $30 million to NG subsidiary BioProtection Systems. BioProtection Systems will take up the trial of the rVSV-EBOV (Ebola) vaccine, ...

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Aspirin could tackle dementia but trial results confirm it in 2018

Australian Monash University, known for its pioneering work on aspirin and its therapeutic applications, has been commissioned by the US National Institutes of Health to probe aspirin’s anti-dementia powers. Dementia or memory loss in a person is a major threat to the elderly people and Monash University in Melbourne has reportedly begun a A$50 million (US $41 million) clinical trial ...

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Match Fixing Case: Explain Conflict of Interest in IPL, SC Asks Srinivasan, Hearing Continues Today

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan whether he was in a position of conflict or not while being the head of the Indian cricket’s governing body and also holding a franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Srinivasan is the managing director of the India Cements which is the owner of ...

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Week After Final Trial, Pistorius Sent to 5-Year Jail for SteenKamp Shooting

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was Tuesday sentenced by a Pretoria court to 5 years in jail for the culpable homicide death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in a trial that stirred the entire world’s attention. Pistorius was sentenced at the Pretoria High Court by Judge Thokozile Masipa, the Independent Online reported. On Sep 12, Pistorius was convicted of culpable ...

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Reeva Steenkamp Murder: Oscar Pistorius Returns to South African Court for Sentence

The double amputee Olympian, Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted of culpable homicide in Reeva Steenkamp’s murder case, will return to court in Pretoria for sentence on Monday. Pistorius is also known as ‘Blade Runner.’ After a trial that lasted six months, Judge Thokozile Masipa convicted Pistorius of culpable homicide or manslaughter and he was cleared of the premeditated murder of ...

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It’s going to be a long legal battle ahead for Rajat Gupta

By Sharmistha Chakraborty WASHINGTON, DC: The stage is set for a high-stake legal battle between the US government and Rajat Gupta, one of America’s most respected corporate leaders. The Kolkata-born Gupta, charged with insider trading, has pleaded not guilty and was granted bail after he turned himself in at the office of Federal Bureau of investigation in Manhattan on last ...

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iPhone 4S could have saved Michael Jackson?

iPhone 4S would have saved Michael Jackson, had it been released before he was dead. It could have sent out messages which could have alerted his hospital to send the rescue team without depending on his doctor alone. Going by the latest revelations in the ongoing trial of his doctor who had used his iPhone during the last moments of ...

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