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In the 2000s, many people came to treat the internet as a first, or at least a major, source of information and communication. Health advice is now the second-most popular topic, after pornography, that people search for on the internet. With the advent of broadband and video conferencing, many individuals have turned to online doctors to receive online consultations and purchase prescription drugs. Use of this technology has many advantages for both the doctor and the patient, including cost savings, convenience, accessibility, and improved privacy and communication.
In the US, a 2006 study found that searching for information on prescription or over-the-counter drugs was the fifth most popular search topic, and a 2004 study found that 4% of Americans had purchased prescription medications online. A 2009 survey conducted by Geneva-based Health On the Net Foundation found one-in-ten Europeans buys medicines from websites and one-third claim to use online consultation. In Germany, approximately seven million people buy from mail-order pharmacies and mail-order sales account for approximately 8–10% of total pharmaceutical sales. In 2008, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain reported that approximately two million people in Great Britain were regularly purchasing pharmaceuticals online (both with a prescription from registered online UK doctors and without prescriptions from other websites). A recent survey commissioned by Pfizer, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, RPSGB, the Patients Association and HEART UK found that 15% of the British adults asked had bought a prescription-only medicine online.
In developed countries, many online doctors prescribe so-called ‘lifestyle drugs’, such as for weight loss, hair loss or erectile dysfunction. The RPSGB has identified the most popular products prescribed online as Prozac (an antidepressant), Viagra (for erectile dysfunction), Valium (a tranquilizer), Ritalin (a psychostimulant), Serostim (a synthetic growth hormone) and Provigil (a psychostimulant). A study in the USA has also shown that antibiotics are commonly available online without prescription.
Traditionalist critics of online doctors argue that an online doctor cannot provide proper examinations or diagnosis either by email or video call. Such consultations, they argue, will always be dangerous, with the potential for serious disease to be missed. There are also concerns that the absence of proximity leads to treatment by unqualified doctors  or patients using false information to secure dangerous drugs.
Proponents argue there is little difference between an e-mail consultation and the sort of telephone assessment and advice that doctors regularly make out of hours or in circumstances where doctors cannot physically examine a patient (e.g., jungle medicine).
Laurence Buckman, chairman of the British Medical Association’s GPs’ committee, says that online consultations make life easier for doctors and patients when used properly. "Many GPs will be very happy with it and it could be useful. When it’s a regular patient you know well, it follows on from telephone consulting. Voice is essential, vision is desirable. The problem comes when I don’t know the patient". Niall Dickson, chief executive of the General Medical Council, says: "We trust doctors to use their judgment to decide whether they should see a patient in person. Online consultations will be appropriate for some patients, whereas other patients will need a physical examination or may benefit from seeing their doctor in person".
The first medical consulting website in the US was WebMD, founded in 1996 by Jim Clark (one of the founders of Netscape) and Pavan Nigam as Healthscape. Currently, its website carries information regarding health and health care, including a symptom checklist, pharmacy information, drug information, blogs of physicians with specific topics, and a place to store personal medical information. As of February 2011, WebMD’s network of sites reaches an average of 86.4 million visitors per month and is the leading health portal in the United States.
, Teladoc, First Stop Health, American Well, WebDoc247, MD, and Ringadoc, provide consultations with doctors over the phone or the Internet. Prominent San Francisco-based venture capital firm Founders Fund called such services "extraordinarily fast" and predicted that they will "bring relief to thousands of people with immediate medical needs".
In the UK, e-med was the first online health site to offer both a diagnosis and prescriptions to patients over the Internet. It was established in March 2000 by Dr. Julian Eden, In 2010, DrThom claimed to have 100,000 patients visit their site. NHS Direct (currently NHS Choices) is the free health advice and information service provided by the National Health Service (NHS) for residents and visitors in the UK, with advice offered 24 hours a day via telephone and web contact. Over 1.5 million patients visit the website every month. More recently, a number of online doctors have emerged in the country, firms such as Now Healthcare Group, Dr Fox Pharmacy, Push Doctor and Lloyds Pharmacy offer consultation and prescriptions via the Internet.
In Australia, HealthDirect is the free health advice and information service provided by the government with advice offered 24 hours a day via telephone. Medicare began funding online consultations for specialists on 1 July 2011 which has seen a slow but steady increase in volumes.
New advances in digital information technology mean that in future online doctors and healthcare websites may offer advanced scanning and diagnostic services over the internet. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics identifies such services as direct-to-consumer body imaging (such as CT and MRI scans) and personal genetic profiling for individual susceptibility to disease. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the medical director of the UK NHS, is drawing up plans to introduce online consultations via Skype and has said IT will "completely change the way [doctors] deliver medicine". This concept is gaining more importance and there are some companies who started cashing on it, few companies like ZocDoc or Ziffihave started providing online doctor booking service.
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you know zero people that have had success that did not put in obnoxious amount of work
I believe anything ispossible right I live in the world of possibility and I also believe thatanything we can accomplish anything with our two hands and just putting in thework with our two hands and also you hear this often but its really really true if you love what you do and if I and bepassionate about what you do and find something that you could be passionateit really helps you know it gives you that motivation when you wake up in the morning. .My work ethic and my desire to create comes from honestly passionI always have a goal and I always have a dream so whether it;s you know creatinga song that;s going to be a single or it going to be an album that I am mostproud of or a really high note on my album that I really want to be able tosing or a grammy one day or a nomination one dayIt will be awesome.I always have passion behind it so whatever it takes .
I am gonna work hard and just continue to follow my dreams because I have the passion behind it.
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who would want to put up with thisstuff if you don't love it so it's a lot of hard work and it's a lot ofworrying constantly and if you don't love it you're gonna fail so you got tolove it you got to have passionMy three E's are element, environment and energyeveryone has an element that they thrive in if you take someone out of it theirelement they won't be the same a modern-day example will be MichaelJordan he was incredible at basketball you took him out of basketball put himinto baseball no one remembers his career we're talking about one of thebest athletes of all time, your environment is the environment around youyou can take a fish out of water and give it a beautiful mansion and a Bentley and allthe money in the world but it will die and that's what we are like our environmenteveryone is in an environment in which they thrive, which we have to craft, your bossif you're at work is never going to ask anyway what environment do you succeed in?like that never happens, so we have to create an environmentwhere we thrive and then finally it's energy, some of us love high energyenvironments, high pressure some of us succeed in lower energyenvironments and low pressure, figuring out your energy and the frequency onwhich you operate best will help you thrive as well so for me those are thethree E's to really create a thriving environment, know your element know yourenvironment and know your energy and so on all times if I see anything goingwrong I'm going is my element out of alignment is my environment out ofalignment or is my energy out of alignment that's a great three questiontest you can do to yourself when you don't think things are going right andall you have to do is bring that back into alignment.Jay my relationship's falling apartI get asked that all the time so the answer to that is muchharder it's harder to summarize it but I always start withself-actualization that the problem is we have a list for the one that we wantand we don't have a list for what we need to become and I don't mean becometo attract I mean become to just be to just get tounderstand yourself you don't know what you need in your life until you figureout who you are and so I find too many people rush into relationships withoutreally recognizing and being fully aware of what they need from a relationshipso it all comes back to how aware are you how much understanding do you have ofyourself and what you need and what you want that's my best advice forrelationship in like a minute and then the third question I mostly get asked isJay what do you read like what are your favorite books because it seems you reada lot what are your top three books they're not groundbreaking in the sensethat people may not be like oh that's the best book I've ever read for me theychanged my life so that's where I'm coming at a point fromI love Start with why by Simon Sinek and not because I applied it to businessesbecause I applied it to my life and even today I'm constantly refining my whythat's all I do every day my deepest morning routine and practice is torefine why I do what I do it's so easy for me to now do it for money it's soeasy for me to now do it for followers it's so easy for me to now do it forfame and every day I have to refine that because I know having lived as a monkand what I practiced and if does become what I want then I'll forget who I need to beso my daily practice my daily routine isrefining my intention which in modern language is why so for me Simon's bookhelped me do that.First and foremost what what I think everybody should do andeven I'm saying this actually I'm giving myself advice right now I'm just gettingmeta and stepping away from this interview, you need to do things thatmake you a little uncomfortable way too many people have made decisions withoutever trying, right so the punchline is thisHere's what I'll say on this little genres as we're jamming on it.You have one life like one of thegreat things that happened to me growing up was there was a lot of grandparentsthat visited I had a lot of kids in my neighborhood and for some unknown reasonI don't know if I'm an old soul or what it is I used to on the playground go andsit with old people and just talk to them and let metell you one thing about old people 80,90 the one thing that is stuck with me as achild and sits with me today is they regret, regret scares the crap out of me ElvisDo you have any regret right now? no but I'm forty so I feel like I can get alot of things done, I feel like a lot of things are still in frontof me but when you get to 80 and 90 and you can't do everything and you knowthat you don't have as much time with the one thing I see in so many of theireyes is I wish IThere's only one you. Because there's no one like youI don't mean the superfluous, superficial parts I'm talking about the core of youwho you are inside, your values your beliefs your flaws and once youunderstand who really that person is you would have taken the first stepin finding your unique self and that is the best version of you.Who am I really?Most often we don't allow ourselves the ability to dream beyond our imaginationwe don't allow ourselves to think about the future because we are afraid ofchange we are afraid to move away from what is familiareither that or sometimes you know we are too rigid to let our dreams evolveloosen up, shake it off a little bit change is the only constant thing in lifeand you are never too old or never to experienced to learn something newbelieve that you have everything already in your willto be able to be and achieve your dreams.Be fearless I know I wanted to become anaeronautical engineer, what am i today I'm an actor, I'm a singer, I'm an authorI'm a producer, I'm an artist how did I go from becoming an engineerto all of these things I made choices the choices that I wanted for myself sothat is my rule number twolet your dreams fly, give them wings,be who you want to bejust by being fearlessOpportunities, that's another importantpart of being fearless, they are a very funny thing, these opportunities theydon't come very often they come far and few in between but when they do do werecognize themOur job is to recognize them and make the most of themI look back on all the things that I've done and I marvel at the opportunities thatcame my way, Miss India, Miss World, when I was in bareilly in army schoolmy first film offer, my first music single the first film I actuallyproduced there was never a plan ever more like the universe sort of guidingme towards these opportunities all I had to do was recognize them and make sure Iworked so hard that I squeezed every drop out of these opportunitiesThis ladies and gentlemen is called drive it's called ambition so no matter whereyou are in life rule number three is you have never arrived enough to explore new opportunitiesAnd there's nothing wrong with being ambitiousYou will need tofind your passion, many of you have already done it many of you will latermany of you may take til your thirties or forties but don't give up on finding itbecause then all you're doing is waitingFind your passion and follow it and if there is anything I have learned in my life youwill not find that passion in thingsand you will not find that passionin money, because the more things and the moremoney you have the more you will just look around and use that as the metricand there will always be someone with moreso your passion must come from thethings that fuel you from the insideand honors and awards are nice things butonly to the extent that they regard the real respect from your peersand to be thought well of by other people that you think even more highlyof is a tremendous honor that I've been grantedfind your passion and in my experienceno matter what you do at work or what you do in official settingsthat passion will be grounded in people and it will be grounded in therelationships you have with people and what they think of youwhen your time comesand if you can gain the respect of thosearound you and the passion and true love and I have said this before but I wait edtill 39 to get married because
I had to wait that long to find someone where herhappiness was more important than mine and if nothing else
I hope that all ofyou can find that kind of passion and that kind of love in your life
Recovery efforts continue following Florida bridge collapse; at least 6 dead
MIAMI — As state and federal officials prepared to begin investigating the catastrophic collapse of an enormous pedestrian bridge at Florida International University, authorities made a grim announcement early Friday: The death toll has climbed to six — and there may be more bodies buried in the rubble.
“There is the possibility, the sad possibility, that under the concrete there may be additional vehicles,” Miami-Dade Police Det. Alvaro Zabaleta told reporters at the scene, according to the Sun Sentinel.
The pedestrian bridge, which had been hailed for a novel construction method, collapsed Thursday over a busy road west of Miami, crushing at least eight vehicles and leaving rescue workers racing to free victims from chunks of concrete and snapped metal.
Vehicles were stopped at a red light when the bridge, which weighed more than 950 tons, crashed down about 1:30 p.m. It had been designed to connect the city of Sweetwater with the sprawling campus of Florida International University and make it safer for students to cross a frenetic roadway.
“It was going to be a significant project,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday night. “To see it on the ground and underneath it those who died and who were injured is a tragedy.”
The cause of the collapse will be fully investigated, he promised: “The victims and their families deserve to know what went wrong. There will be an extraordinary review into what the errors were and what led to this catastrophic collapse.”
Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said in Washington on Thursday that a team was headed immediately to Miami to investigate. Asked if the agency knew of deficiencies with this type of bridge, he said he did not know of any. But if investigators determined there were problems, they have the ability to issue urgent recommendations, Sumwalt said.
The NTSB had been told construction workers were on the bridge at the time of the collapse, he said. “There’s a lot we don’t know,” he said, and much investigators intend to find out.
Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, said a number of families would face “a sad outcome” and that a homicide unit will investigate.
Perez declined to say whether stress tests had been conducted on the bridge, which crossed Southwest Eighth Street. “It will be days before we have answers,” he said Thursday. “This will be an intensive investigation. Right now, we are still in search-and-rescue mode.”
By Friday, that rescue operation had become a recovery effort, officials said.
“We don’t anticipate that we will find anybody alive in there,” a police spokesman, Lee Cowart, told the Miami Herald.
President Trump responded to “the heartbreaking bridge collapse” Thursday evening with prayers, plus praise for the first responders.
Alexander Concha, 36, and Ivy Polanco, 23, were about to have lunch Thursday at Panther’s Boulevard Cafe, about a block away from the bridge. Suddenly, they heard wailing sirens and helicopters buzzing overhead.
“Our first reaction was, we hope it’s not the bridge,” Concha said. “On the side where it collapsed, it didn’t seem very secure. It seemed very unsafe.”
The bridge collapsed during Florida International’s spring break.
“It’s very lucky that we are on spring break and that this didn’t happen during rush hour,” said Polanco, an FIU student. “It could have been so much worse.”
Florida International University on Saturday had touted the bridge’s “first-of-its kind” construction method, and hailed the permanent installation of the bridge’s main span. It stretched 174 feet and weighed 960 tons, according to an FIU news release, and was built using “Accelerated Bridge Construction” methods that were being worked on at the university.
“This method of construction reduces potential risks to workers, commuters and pedestrians and minimizes traffic interruptions,” the release said.
When the bridge was installed, crews using an automated process lifted the span from its supports, turned it 90 degrees across eight lanes and lowered it in place, the release said. The university said it was the largest pedestrian bridge moved by that method, known as self-propelled modular transportation, in U.S. history.
“This project is an outstanding example of the ABC method,” Atorod Azizinamini, chairman of FIU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, said at the time. “Building the major element of the bridge — its main span superstructure — outside of the traveled way and away from busy Eighth Street is a milestone.”
The university, a major state school that has experienced burgeoning enrollment in recent years, had announced Wednesday it would begin issuing fines as part of a pedestrian safety campaign to help protect students walking to campus from Sweetwater and nearby Westchester. The new bridge was scheduled to be completed in early 2019.
“Just last week we were celebrating the expanse being completed — and now we are here dealing with a tragedy,” Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez said Thursday.
The main builder of the bridge, Munilla Construction Management (MCM), is a major South Florida construction firm that has been hired to rebuild expressways; update part of Miami International Airport; and construct a new test track for Miami’s Metrorail system.
Increasingly, MCM has also successfully bid on federal contracts, winning almost $130 million in work since 2013. The largest contract is for building a school at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station.
MCM is a major contributor to politicians in Miami-Dade County and has been involved in dozens of lawsuits over the last decade, but often for much smaller issues. This month, the firm was sued for damages when a “makeshift bridge” collapsed under the weight of a security worker using it to access a restroom at Miami airport. The man suffered injuries to his elbow, shoulder and wrist, according to court records.
MCM has up-to-date business licenses and no recent code-enforcement violations reported to state authorities. Recent inspection reports for the site of Thursday’s collapse were not immediately available.
The company could not immediately be reached for comment.
In a statement on its Facebook page, MCM said: “Our family’s thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy. The new UniversityCity Bridge, which was under construction, experienced a catastrophic collapse causing injuries and loss of life. MCM is a family business and we are all devastated and doing everything we can to assist. We will conduct a full investigation to determine exactly what went wrong and will cooperate with investigators on scene in every way.”
According to the university, FIGG Bridge Engineers, a division of Tallahassee-based FIGG Engineering Group, designed the walkway.
The firm is behind dozens of iconic suspension, arch and beam bridges across the United States, including the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in Maine and the Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa.
FIGG said in a statement Thursday that it was “stunned by today’s tragic collapse of a pedestrian bridge that was under construction over Southwest Eighth Street in Miami. Our deepest sympathies are with all those affected by this accident.
“We will fully cooperate with every appropriate authority in reviewing what happened and why. In our 40-year history, nothing like this has ever happened before. Our entire team mourns the loss of life and injuries associated with this devastating tragedy, and our prayers go out to all involved.”
Asked if the construction methods might have factored into the collapse, Ron Sachs, a spokesman for FIGG Engineering, said he could not provide any details beyond a statement issued by the company.
“They’re in a fact-finding mode,” he said of the company. “They’re stunned and certainly in mourning.”
Sachs said he believed there would be a comprehensive investigation involving authorities, including the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “We’re going to cooperate with any and all of those,” he said.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) had touted the bridge as a “creative solution” for challenges to the area’s transportation network in the FIU news release over the weekend. On Thursday, a statement issued through his office reflected the sudden turn of events.
“I am shocked and horrified by the FIU Pedestrian Bridge collapse. I am praying for the victims and families of this tragedy,” he said. “As the NTSB has announced they will be conducting an investigation, I will fully review their findings so we can address how this happened and how to prevent it from ever happening again.”
Experts say the Accelerated Bridge Construction method involves an integrated system of pieces designed to stand as a complete structure, but that have to be supported during construction.
Amjad Aref, a researcher at the University at Buffalo’s Institute of Bridge Engineering, said failures can be catastrophic.
“The loss of stability is a sudden thing, it doesn’t give a warning,” said Aref, whose work involves designing Accelerated Bridge Construction projects.
Aref said the construction method has become popular over the past decade. He would not speculate about the cause of the collapse. In general he said, the process works this way:
“You bring three pieces, three blocks, each block is really strong and [does] their job but if they are not connected properly, they might not stand,” he said. “The idea is in every design you want to take the load from the superstructure, the bridge surface, all the way to the ground safely.”
A collapse, he said, would indicate “the system was not completely connected or supported.”
Before the structure is finished, Aref said, crews should ensure that each of its components is secured by cabling or other supporting mechanisms.
He said self-propelled modular transportation, the method of installing the bridge section, is common in Europe. The mechanism would typically involve loading the span onto wheeled heavy machinery that places the main span between the supports, turns and hydraulically lifts it into place.
The bridge was funded through a federal TIGER grant, according to the university, a recession-era program created under the Obama administration that pays for road, rail and other projects.
The role of FIU’s Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center in its construction was unclear. The lab says on its website that it received federal funding in September 2013 after the U.S. Department of Transportation recognized a joint funding proposal submitted by FIU, Iowa State University and the University of Nevada at Reno. The funding enabled the schools to “dive further into their mission of” researching Accelerated Bridge construction, the site says. The center received a second round of U.S. DOT funding in December 2016, the side says.
The center lays out its mission on the site: “The mission of the ABC-UTC is to reduce the societal costs of bridge construction by reducing the duration of work zones, focusing special attention on preservation, service life, construction costs, education of the profession, and development of a next-generation workforce fully equipped with ABC knowledge,” it says.
Calls to a university number and an email to Azizinamini, director of the bridge center, were not returned Thursday.
Svrluga, du Lac and Siddiqui reported from Washington. Aaron C. Davis, Mark Berman, Alice Crites and Michael Laris in Washington contributed to this report.
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Chron's disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder that causes pain, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and more. But a recent study in Israel showed that smoking a joint significantly reduced Chron's disease symptoms in 10 out of 11 patients, and caused a complete remission of the disease in five of those patients.
That's a small study, but other research has shown similar effects. The cannabinoids from marijuana seem to help the gut regulate bacteria and intestinal function
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Cannabidiol stops cancer by turning off a gene called Id-1, the study, published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, found. Cancer cells make more copies of this gene than non-cancerous cells, and it helps them spread through the body.
The researchers studied breast cancer cells in the lab that had high expression levels of Id-1 and treated them with cannabidiol. After treatment the cells had decreased Id-1 expression and were less aggressive spreaders.
In WEED, Gupta also mentioned a few studies in the U.S., Spain, and Israel that suggest the compounds in cannabis could even kill cancer cells