Reports of children poisoned with marijuana-laced edibles spike in Mississippi, state medical center says

Reports of children in Mississippi who found and ate marijuana-laced candies and chocolates at home resulting in emergency room visits increased sharply last year, the state’s poison control center said…

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Fashion sneakers propel sustainable rubber in Brazil Amazon

XAPURI, Brazil — Rubber tapper Raimundo Mendes de Barros prepares to leave his home, surrounded by rainforest, for an errand in the Brazilian Amazon city of Xapuri. He slides his…

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Louis Vuitton menswear channels digital age in Paris show

PARIS — Singer Rosalía stunned guests at Louis Vuitton’s digital age-themed menswear show in Paris on Thursday with a surprise reveal in shades and hooded jacket atop a vintage 1980s…

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Laravel – Geoip find timezone by country and region

In PHP 8.1 and Laravel, you can use the geoip package to find the timezone based on the country and region. The package provides an easy-to-use interface to the MaxMind…

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With growing popularity of new weight loss drugs, doctors emphasize potential risks

When researchers learned that a class of drugs initially used to treat type 2 diabetes could also bring weight loss, the drugs Victoza and Ozempic gained popularity as a treatment…

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Lunar New Year tourism hopes fizzle as Chinese stay home

BANGKOK — A hoped-for boom in Chinese tourism in Asia over next week’s Lunar New Year holidays looks set to be more of a blip as most travelers opt to…

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At Lunar New Year, desserts can be customary or ‘cute-ified’

Every Lunar New Year without fail, Kat Lieu’s mother would make her steamed nian gao, which is a sweet rice — or mochi — cake. It was a tasty tradition…

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DeSantis calls for permanent ban on COVID mask and vaccine mandates. Here’s what that means

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he wants to permanently ban all mandates related to COVID-19. In a press release, DeSantis, a Republican, said he is proposing legislation that will prevent…

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Gender-affirming care for trans youth improves mental health: Study

Gender-affirming hormone therapy improves the mental health of transgender adolescents and teenagers, a new study released Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine showed. The study tracked over 300…

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