• FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug
FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug

Under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is a Schedule I drug, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and no recognized medical objective (heroin, LSD, and ecstasy are also Schedule I drugs). With the historic approval, the London-based company behind the drug, GW Pharmaceuticals plc, is expecting another consequential decision in the ...

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  • Walgreens pharmacist denies mom miscarriage drug for fetus with no heartbeat
Walgreens pharmacist denies mom miscarriage drug for fetus with no heartbeat

The next day, she updated her post to say that the pharmacist, Brian Hreniuc, transferred her prescription to another Walgreens location. The mother said she contacted the store manager "who did not seem happy about what happened", and also reached out to Walgreens' corporate office.

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  • First FDA-approved drug made from marijuana has N.J. ties
First FDA-approved drug made from marijuana has N.J. ties

Epidiolex will become available in the fall, Gover told CNN . It is the fourth marijuana-based medicine to receive US FDA approval - joining dronabinol (aka Marinol), nabilone (aka Cesamet), and liquid synthetic THC (aka Syndros). "Marketing unapproved products, with uncertain dosages and formulations, can keep patients from accessing appropria...

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  • West Nile Virus detected in Grant County mosquito sample
West Nile Virus detected in Grant County mosquito sample

Last year California had 536 reported human cases and 41 deaths attributed to West Nile virus. Sheeley says the best methods to prevent mosquito bites of any kind are to wear insect repellent, long sleeves and trousers, and to stay inside during peak biting times, which is dusk and dawn.

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  • Can herpes virus cause Alzheimer’s disease?
Can herpes virus cause Alzheimer’s disease?

The research team created computer models that mapped the genes that were disrupted or activated during the progression of Alzheimer's . This is the first study to use a data-driven approach to study the impact of viruses on Alzheimer's and to identify the role of HHV-6A and HHV-7 in the disease.

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  • Laser pointer causes a hole in the retina of a boy’s eye
Laser pointer causes a hole in the retina of a boy’s eye

Treating macular holes with surgery nearly always leads to the formation of cataracts , Sofia Androudi, a physician involved in the boy's treatment, explained to CNN . 'That can leave scar tissue behind and can cause bleeding. Green lasers or blue lasers can be more damaging than red or orange ones, because of the frequency at which they omit...

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  • Moving lump in woman’s face was a worm, doctors say
Moving lump in woman’s face was a worm, doctors say

She experienced only occasional itching and burning as the worm slithered under her skin. Next, the lump migrated to the left side of her upper lip, causing her to have lopsided swelling in that area. The parasite is usually found in dogs and other carnivores and finds its way inside them through mosquito bite, as per the Centers for Disea...

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  • Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says
Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says

Because they had many different brains to look at, from several different projects, they were able to compare data from people with advanced Alzheimer's disease, those with moderate or early-stage disease, those with other brain or nerve diseases, and healthy people.

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  • Here's what's in Trump's executive order on health care
Here's what's in Trump's executive order on health care

Just like plans for large employers, these plans will be customizable to tailor benefit design to small businesses' needs. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that four million Americans will receive coverage through AHP plans, saving them thousands of dollars.

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  • Trudeau: Canada to legalise marijuana on Oct 17
Trudeau: Canada to legalise marijuana on Oct 17

Stocks of marijuana producers, which have rallied in anticipation of legalization, extended gains on Wednesday after the Senate voted on Tuesday to approve adult use of cannabis. Senators also dropped their insistence on amendments to the bill, most notably one that would have authorized provincials and territorial governments to prohibit the home ...

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  • West Nile virus found in Marquette County crow
West Nile virus found in Marquette County crow

There were about five confirmed human cases of West Nile a year ago, so as mosquito-borne illnesses begin to rise this summer, residents are encouraged to take the necessary precautions to avoid the bites. It is important to protect yourself by avoiding mosquitoes . Wear protective clothing.If you are in an area with many mosquitoes, wear loose f...

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  • Israeli cannabis industry chief welcomes United Kingdom review on medical marijuana
Israeli cannabis industry chief welcomes United Kingdom review on medical marijuana

Yesterday, Mr. Javid announced a review into the scheduling of cannabis for medicinal purposes, which will be carried out by the Home Office and Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies. The United Kingdom's Home Office has chose to let 12-year-old Billy Caldwell take cannabis oil for his seizures. She added: "At every stage of thi...

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  • NHS Brexit dividend claim branded 'tosh' by senior Tory
NHS Brexit dividend claim branded 'tosh' by senior Tory

He said: "Nobody believes she's going to find this money from a so-called Brexit dividend". Councillor Izzi Seecombe, of the Local Government Association, said: "Without essential council services, which help people live healthy lives in their own homes and communities, the NHS can not thrive".

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  • Barack Obama Rebukes Trump's Separation of Immigrant Families
Barack Obama Rebukes Trump's Separation of Immigrant Families

The order directs other agencies, including the Pentagon, to take steps to find places to house family units. Gene Hamilton, an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions , told reporters in a call explaining the order that the Flores settlement put the administration in "an untenable" position.

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  • The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace
The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace

He said the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was yoga. Asking people to embrace yoga for a healthy and peaceful life, Modi said yoga presents a ray of hope for future of the world. Sheikh said the Indian Consulate has been in the forefront in promoting yoga in Kingdom for the last three years. Incidentally, this is the fourth time the ...

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  • ‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization
‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization

Those seeking treatment for compulsive or addictive technology use, including for gaming , have had trouble finding treatment that is covered by insurance. Online and offline "gaming disorder" is grouped with "disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviours" in the ICD's 11th edition , the first major revision in almost three decades.

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  • Smoking reaching all-time low with USA adults
Smoking reaching all-time low with USA adults

Approximately 14% of American adults said they were smokers past year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS ). According to The Hill , federal officials are now trying to find ways to regulate the use of e-cigarettes before they become the most appealing smoking option...

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  • Strike a pose for International Yoga Day
Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

It is hard to say just how many people practise yoga around the world today, although some estimate it could be up to around 200 to 300 million. But this doesn't bother the spiritual head of the biggest ashram or retreat in Rishikesh, the Indian city on the banks of the holy Ganges river considered the world yoga capital.

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  • WHO Says Playing Video Games Persistently Could Be Bad For Your Health
WHO Says Playing Video Games Persistently Could Be Bad For Your Health

However, Team SoloMid Fortnite Player Ali "Myth" Kabbani looks to have had enough of the joking of the disorder and believes that the issue should be taken seriously by the community. Game addiction however, can result in gamers spending several hours at a time in front of their screens. They should also watch out for any physical or psycholo...

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  • Locals weigh in on video gaming disease classification proposal
Locals weigh in on video gaming disease classification proposal

Many health experts believe that the official classification of gaming disorder is very important, because it will help and enable doctors and mental health practitioners around the world to diagnose, prevent, and treat the condition, as well as identify the risks associated with the addictive behavior .

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  • Risky plant that can cause blindness, severe burns spotted in Virginia
Risky plant that can cause blindness, severe burns spotted in Virginia

To make the distinction, Dr. Metzgar says to zero in on the plant's stems and leaves. The plant, which is in the carrot family, cannot only pose a threat to your skin, but it can also impact the environment. When the plant was spotted in NY, the state health department recommended that those exposed to the plant cleanse the affected area with col...

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  • PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash — NHS funding
PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash — NHS funding

She also signalled that the NHS faces a fresh shake-up with ministers preparing to ditch David Cameron's controversial health reforms in a drive against waste and bureaucracy. Sunday's announcement was also tailored to send a positive message to the 48 percent of Britons who voted in 2016 to remain in the European Union - many of whom are still unc...

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  • Grandmother Wrestles Rabid Bobcat, Kills It With Bare Hands
Grandmother Wrestles Rabid Bobcat, Kills It With Bare Hands

She then grabbed the cat by its throat and didn't let go. She went to take a picture of the bobcat but said she knew something wasn't right when started coming closer. In this photo, a rescued bobcat waits to be fed at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, Oct. 20, 2011. Moments after the thought passed her head, the bobcat pounced o...

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  • Video game addiction now considered a medical condition
Video game addiction now considered a medical condition

The Entertainment Software Association ( ESA ), the trade group for the video game industry, has issued a statement regarding the World Health Organization's new "gaming disorder" disease . People who compulsively play video games could soon be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The WHO was discussing adding gaming addition back in ...

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  • ER doctor seen on video mocking patient suspended
ER doctor seen on video mocking patient suspended

Mr Bardwell's basketball coach at West Valley College Scott Eitelgeorge said the young man appeared to be "having a pretty severe anxiety attack" during practice before collapsing on the ground outside. Samuel Bardwell was ultimately treated for dehydration and released . I said, 'Please, dad, can you please take out your phone?. "Yeah that's...

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