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Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction

Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety.

Tue, 21 May 2019 07:56:23 GMT
Alabama doctors want patients to know they're still providing abortions

Providers at the only three clinics in Alabama that offer abortion services want patients to know their doors are still open.

Sat, 18 May 2019 19:03:53 GMT
Recalled defibrillator among exemptions in FDA's hidden database

Faced with the possibility that a bout of abnormal heartbeats could end his life, in 2006, Dr. Marc Sicklick had a small device implanted in his chest that would shock it back into rhythm. Soon he would struggle with another life-or-death choice: whether to remove the Sprint Fidelis, which was deemed dangerous and recalled in 2007 after it had been implanted in hundreds of thousands of patients.

Mon, 20 May 2019 10:11:16 GMT
Dr. Gupta: If you see someone struggling with mental illness, don't turn away

On the morning of September 25, 2000, when Kevin Hines looked out from the Golden Gate Bridge, it must have been a magnificent sight. The sun bouncing off the coastline of Marin County to the left and backlighting the coast of San Francisco to the right, with Alcatraz straight ahead. There were probably boats of different types and sizes in the glittering water and an occasional sea lion breaking the surface.

Sat, 18 May 2019 12:06:41 GMT
What it's like to try to get an abortion in Mississippi

When Amanda Furdge walked into a clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, in the spring of 2014, she knew exactly what she wanted: to confirm whether she was pregnant, and to have an abortion if she was.

Sat, 18 May 2019 12:03:39 GMT
Debates over anti-abortion laws have raised common myths about abortion. These are the facts

It's not just Alabama and Georgia. More states are considering bills that would make virtually all abortions illegal at 6 weeks or less.

Sat, 18 May 2019 11:44:40 GMT
Suicide rates in girls are rising, study finds, especially in those age 10 to 14

Suicide rates for young girls are rising at a pace faster than that of boys, changing the established patterns that boys are more likely to die by suicide and that girls are more likely to consider it and attempt it, according to a new study.

Mon, 20 May 2019 15:15:25 GMT
Judge rips insurance company for 'immoral, barbaric' cancer denials

A federal judge blasted UnitedHealthcare last month for its "immoral and barbaric" denials of treatment for cancer patients. He made the comments in recusing himself from hearing a class-action lawsuit because of his own cancer battle -- and in so doing thrust himself into a heated debate in the oncology world.

Thu, 16 May 2019 11:48:56 GMT
Planned Parenthood Southeast fielded so many questions on new abortion laws it had to open another phone line

Hundreds of women in Georgia and Alabama are calling Planned Parenthood and asking the group whether abortion is still legal in their states.

Fri, 17 May 2019 05:25:41 GMT
How Alabama cares for life outside the womb

Alabama has enacted a bill to effectively ban abortion, with lawmakers vowing to protect life from the moment of conception. But how is the state measuring up when it comes to caring for life after birth?

Thu, 16 May 2019 14:22:22 GMT
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