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Whether or not marijuana should be legalized is a difficult question to answer. Some people believe that it should be legalized. Marijuana is a drug which is comprised of different things and hence it has many psychological effects on the user. However what many people have tended to ignore is the fact that marijuana has certain health benefits on humans. (more…)
Ecologists and other scientists have long expressed concerns about the possible effect of releasing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the environment, while others emphasize their possible environmental benefits. The broad consequences of national and international regulations underscore the policy and research communities’ need for current scientific information and for awareness of where informational gaps occur. There is a current emphasis on crop plants, but developments of genetically engineered fish, trees, and microbes may alter perspectives. (more…)
Events that occurred on 11th September have had far-reaching consequences for the whole world in general but especially for the United States of America where the impact has been greatest, affecting the country socially psychologically and economically. The U.S. economy was already in a decline and there was an economic slowdown, however, the events of 9/11, as it has been called, severely affected the projections which were quite positive. As Brian Westbury has observed in his report: (more…)
Five recommendations are made to strengthen health and social policy regarding gambling.
Balance the public interest: In 1985 provinces were given exclusive control over gambling. All provinces now own a variety of gambling products, receive significant revenue from gambling and fulfill several roles related to gambling, including regulation of the industry and provision of services to those with gambling problems. Policy-makers at all levels of government should regularly monitor and assess the public owner-operator models now in place, to ensure that there is a responsible balance between encouraging gambling as entertainment and protecting the public from gambling-related harm. (more…)
Humans have nursed each other since the beginning of the species. In fact, indeed attempts to care for other individuals to help reduce their pain and increase their overall health are seen in a wide range of primates: Nursing is arguably something that is encoded in our very genes. However, modern nursing can realistically trace its roots only to the 19th century, which is where this paper begins. (more…)