Articles By Martin Grens
San Diego Mayor Orders End to City War on Marijuana Dispensaries
San Diego Mayor declared an end to the city's legal war on medical pot with a letter to city authorities ordering civil prosecutors to "stop the crackdown on marijuana dispensaries."
Cancer Studies Often Downplay Chemo Side Effects
Doctors relying on studies published in top journals for guidance on treating women with breast cancer may not be getting the most accurate information.
Judge Won't Block New York City Circumcision Law
Federal judge refused to block a New York City regulation requiring people who perform circumcisions and use their mouths to draw away blood from the wound on a baby's penis to first obtain written consent from the parents.
Bioengineer Developing Needle-Free "Nanopatch" Vaccines
A biomedical engineer has developed the so-called "nanopatch" to try to transform delivery of life-saving vaccines against potential killers like flu and the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer.
Terminally Ill Woman Loses First Irish Right-to-Die Case
An Irish woman who is terminally ill with multiple sclerosis lost her battle for the lawful right to die in the first case of its kind to be brought in Ireland.
One in 25 U.S. Teens Has Attempted Suicide
About one in 25 U.S. teens has attempted suicide, and one in eight has thought about it.
U.S. Could Save $2 Trillion on Health Costs
The US could save $2 trillion in healthcare spending over the next decade, if the government used its influence in the public and private sectors to nudge soaring costs into line with economic growth.
Obesity, Lack of Insurance Cited in U.S. Health Gap
Overeating, lack of health insurance access and comparatively high poverty are among the many reasons why Americans are less healthy and die younger than people in other wealthy countries.
Boston Declares Health Emergency as Flu Outbreak Worsens
Faced with a surge in flu cases, the mayor of Boston declared a public health emergency on Wednesday.
New Strain of Norovirus Spreads Around the World
A new strain of the winter vomiting disease norovirus has spread to France, New Zealand and Japan from Australia and is overtaking all others to become the dominant strain in Britain.
Risks of Binge Drinking Often Overlooked for Women: CDC
Binge drinking contributes to the deaths of about 12,000 women and girls annually in the United States and is a problem that gets overlooked despite causing a long list of health risks.
Medicare Spends $1 Billion on Mammograms
Screening women for breast cancer costs the U.S. Medicare program $1 billion every year - about as much as it spends on treatment.