Update on Two Stories

5 May 2017| By: Kevin Trieu

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Hello readers,

I wanted to give you an update to two stories that I have posted in the past 3 weeks, so here we go!

2 UIC Professors Exploring Binge Drinking and Heart Health

Last week I talked about how a German study showed a connection between alcohol consumption and heart arrhythmia. This week, we learned that 2 professors at University of Illinois in Chicago are exploring the link with excessive binge drinking and heart disease. With a $420,000 federal grant, they will be looking at blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and other signs of vascular aging. In a press release the researchers said that they were interested in learning about this issue, especially in a College setting.

Tom Marino Will NOT be Name Head of ONDCP 

US News and World Report is reporting that Tom Marino has withdrawn his name from consideration to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy. I had previously reported that his name was being considered for the post two weeks ago. Citing family illness, Marino publicly announced his withdrawal from the position Wednesday evening, 3 May.

“Due to a critical illness in my family, I have, with regret and the utmost respect, informed the White House that I must withdraw my name from consideration for Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. I thank the President for the enormous honor of considering me for this lead role in the effort to address one of the most pressing issues facing our nation and my state today: the opioid epidemic. I will remain in Congress and continue to support President Trump in whatever way I can.”

No news yet on the Trump administration’s response to this.

What do you think of the following two updates? Comment down below.

Link to all stories/sources can be found in the article.

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