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Long-term Muscle Relaxant Use Nearly Triples in the US

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Long-term use of skeletal muscle relaxants nearly tripled in the US between 2005 and 2016. These medications were prescribed disproportionately to older adults, often in combination with an opioid.
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synapsecracklepop
7 days ago
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FFS, legalize it already.
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My Birthday: Covid-19 Comics

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The post My Birthday: Covid-19 Comics appeared first on Mutha Magazine.

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synapsecracklepop
49 days ago
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I turned 40 on May 6 (yay, shitty milestone-birthday-in-quarantine-club), and I had completely forgotten about the Mt St Helen's part until I saw this. My mom put pictures and news of it in my baby book.
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Brickbat: Burn It Down

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The German parliament has voted to make burning the flag of the European Union or of foreign nations a hate crime. It was already illegal to burn the German flag. Those who violate the law face up to three years in prison. "Burning flags publicly has nothing to do with peaceful protests," said Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht.



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sarcozona
47 days ago
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Mmmmmm
synapsecracklepop
49 days ago
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goddamnit. I move here, and immediately they cancel Oktoberfest, close all the brothels, and now THIS?! What am I supposed to do for fun now?
Frankfurt
freeAgent
50 days ago
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Sigh.
Los Angeles, CA
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zippy72
44 days ago
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It was already almost impossible anyway because the fire regulations mean that most flags sold in the EU in the last 20 years are pretty much fireproof anyway. Still, interesting to know that disposing of your old, ripped EU flag (that you just replaced by a nice new one) by stuffing it in your incinerator is now a crime.
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fxer
48 days ago
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Hmm so if a Spaniard burns a Spanish flag which group is the hate crime against. The law seems to side with the types who hate Kaepernick for taking a knee during the anthem.
Bend, Oregon

Creator Behind Famed 'Double Rainbow' Meme, Paul Vasquez, Dies at Age 57

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Paul Vasquez, the colorful character behind the viral “double rainbow” video, has died.

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synapsecracklepop
64 days ago
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R(oygbiv)IP Paul. This was the theme (and mood) for my 2-mom-family-having-twins-baby shower back in 2013. That the kids ended up being identical, and redheaded, just seemed a natural extension of the magic.🌈🌈
Frankfurt
freeAgent
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Los Angeles, CA
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Opinion: Covid-19 ‘immunity certificates’: practical and ethical conundrums

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The media’s understandable focus is now on the number of people hospitalized with and dying from Covid-19. Yet most Americans who develop this disease will recover from it on their own after experiencing flu-like symptoms. Some experts see them as a resource for restarting the economy and want to make their status official with the papers to prove it.

We need to think them through first.

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synapsecracklepop
92 days ago
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privileging the immunity-haves from the have-nots can only (further) harm the have-nots. e.g. Because I am on a form of chemotherapy, I can't develop antibodies to COVID-19 (or its vaccine, in case one is ever developed and deployed); no antibodies, no immunity. Then what? I'm the family cook and shopper - but will I still be allowed in the grocery store? Will I still be able to take my kids to school, if it ever reopens? Who gets to draw the lines? Hint: it won't be the people without immunity
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barbieofcolour:CRYING MY EYES OUT

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barbieofcolour:

CRYING MY EYES OUT

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synapsecracklepop
95 days ago
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:(
Frankfurt
dreadhead
95 days ago
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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