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Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana will save many addicted to opioids

Research suggests that if safe and regulated medicinal marijuana were made available nationally, up to 10,000 lives could be saved every year.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:25:02 GMT
Here's how much kids should be exercising

How can you get your kid or teen excited about exercise, and how much physical activity is ideal for growing bodies? Experts weigh in with answers, exercising tips and new research efforts.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:03:14 GMT
The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence, state by state

America's gun violence problem is evident nationwide, but a new study reveals that how different groups of people across the country experience such violence can vary dramatically, depending upon who they are and where they live.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:35:40 GMT
FDA investigating unauthorized herpes vaccine research

William Halford had spent two decades researching and developing a vaccine that he believed could bring relief to the millions of people afflicted with herpes.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:34:19 GMT
How many hours it takes to turn an acquaintance into a friend

Here's an unfortunate little truism, taken from a study recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships: "It is not possible to have friends without first making friends."

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:51:19 GMT
Plastic pollution is all around us

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:51:10 GMT
FDA 'blitz' aimed at reducing youths' use of Juul, other e-cigarettes

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, announced Tuesday a "blitz" on retailers for violations related to sales of Juul and other e-cigarettes to minors.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:36:01 GMT
Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds

Your mouth naturally contains about 700 types of bacteria, some good but others not so much. The mouths of people who routinely drank one or more alcoholic beverages each day contained an overabundance of bad bacteria and a smaller amount of good bacteria than those of nondrinkers, new research has found.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:11:11 GMT
Foam rolling can relieve muscle tension

Physical therapists say placing your body on a foam roller to target knots and trigger points can help you in many ways.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:20:59 GMT
Caffeine in pregnancy linked to childhood weight gain

Most pregnant women know to avoid certain foods and drinks, such as raw meat and alcohol. But a new study lends weight to the notion that a high intake of caffeinated substances may also be detrimental to a baby's health.

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 22:30:48 GMT
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