Cannabis Use

20 Years Of Research Finds Weed Isn't All That Bad

By | Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:00

The WHO's expert advisor on addiction combed through 20 years of data surrounding the mental and physical effects on marijuana use.

Ultrasound gel

FDA Looks To Shut Down NJ Company Over Contaminated Ultrasound Gels

By | Sat, 10/04/2014 - 11:48

A New Jersey ultrasound gel manufacturer has been selling contaminated products that have led to infections in Michigan, according to the FDA. The federal agency sought to shut down the company this week.

texas abortion

Court Lets Texas Enforce Strict Abortion Rules, Forcing Many Clinics To Close

By | Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:45

A federal court ruled that Texas could enforce restrictions on abortion clinics that critics of the new rules say will force all but seven facilities in the state to shut down.

Stroke Effects on the Brain

Hospitals Aren't Giving Patients Proper Post-Stroke Care

By | Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:48

A stroke can cause major brain damage. But in far too many cases, doctors say, hospitals aren't giving patients recovery treatment that can prevent long-term effects.


British Journal Urges WHO To Declare Climate Change A Public Health Crisis

By | Thu, 10/02/2014 - 17:56

A recent editorial by the British Medical Journal's editor in chief has called on the World Health Organization to finally declare climate change a public health crisis.

Medical Marijuana

Over 90% Of Medical Marijuana Users Say It Works

By | Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:48

Ninety-two percent of medical marijuana users in California said cannabis prescribed by a doctor helps alleviate symptoms and treats a "serious medical condition."


FDA Sets Final Cybersecurity Recommendations For Medical Device Manufacturers

By | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:22

The agency is now recommending manufacturers submit plans for security updates when asking for product approval.


Supreme Court May Have To Decide Whether Some Obamacare Subsidies Are Even Legal

By | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 12:34

A federal judge in Oklahoma has ruled the subsidies to help consumers pay for their insurance under the Affordable Care Act cannot go to residents in states that are not running their own insurance exchanges.


You May Not Like It, But Setting A Minimum Price For Alcohol May Save Lives

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:30

A new study highlights the benefits that may come from a minimum price for alcohol, suggesting that it may be an effective method in reducing the number of alcohol-related injuries and death.


Hospital-Acquired Deadly Diarrhea Nearly Doubled In 10 Years

By | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 13:03

Infections with C. difficile, which can cause deadly diarrhea, nearly doubled in U.S. hospitals between the years 2001 and 2010.

Kidneys Are In Demand And America Doesn't Have The Supply

A Discussion Of Organ Donation Is A Discussion Of Inequality

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:46

Organ demands may have a solution, and it doesn't involve selling your kidney to the black market.


Can California's New Law Finally Put An End To Date Rape?

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 17:35

California has become the first state to clearly define affirmative sexual consent, while also adopting requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

Electronic Cigarettes

Big Tobacco Looks To Confuse Smokers With E-Cig Warnings

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:34

Big Tobacco has started issuing warning labels for their electronic cigarette products, which has critics wondering what their motives could be.


For Teens, Condoms And The Pill May Not Be Cutting It Anymore

By | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:17

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends an IUD or subdermal implant such as Implanon and Nexplanon as the first-line choice for teens who choose not to be abstinent.


Florida Marijuana Campaign Heats Up, Could Raise Nov. Turnout

By | Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:16

Campaigns from both medical marijuana supporters and opponents may boost voter turnout in this year's midterm election, with implications for its outcome.