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Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 at 09:33 AM PDT

Cannabis Cooking Classes Aim to Pivot Pot to the Mainstream

Cannabis Cooking Classes Aim to Pivot Pot to the Mainstream

When Sallie B. lectures her weekend class about marijuana, she likes to make her spiel as accessible as possible.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 05:53 AM PDT

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender Medical Center Opens For Kids

Transgender kids in the St. Louis, Missouri, area now have somewhere to go for medical care and counseling. A transgender medical center opened Tuesday, and it's the first of its kind in the region. The medical...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 03:43 AM PDT

Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk

Amrita Protein Bars Recalled for Listeria Risk

A brand of protein bars has been recalled by its manufacturer because it may be contaminated with listeria. Amrita Health Foods, which is based in Pleasantville, New York, voluntarily recalled a limited number...

Wednesday, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:33 AM PDT

Scientists Repair Gene in Human Embryos for First Time

Scientists Repair Gene in Human Embryos for First Time

Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing...

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 06:55 PM PDT

New Lung Cancer Screenings Could Save Thousands of Lives

New Lung Cancer Screenings Could Save Thousands of Lives

New lung cancer screenings could save thousands of lives from the leading cause of fatal cancer, according to the American Lung Association.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 12:05 PM PDT

Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk

Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk

Decorative iPhone cases sold at Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom Rack and other stores have been recalled by their manufacturer because a liquid glitter inside the cases can cause skin irritation and chemical...

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:31 AM PDT

1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey

1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey

About one in three Americans used prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin in 2015, according to a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NBC News reported. The NIDA study...

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 02:41 PM PDT

Startups Launch Into California's Marijuana Industry

Startups Launch Into California's Marijuana Industry

As local municipalities grapple with the legalities of enforcing and regulating a newly legalized industry, business ideas continue to flow from the Bay Area’s startup crowd.

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 02:18 PM PDT

Xtreme Eating Awards: 2017's Calorie-Filled Recipients

Xtreme Eating Awards: 2017's Calorie-Filled Recipients

Most people won't consider eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King, but that's the calorie equivalent of one Buffalo Wild Wings Cheese Curd Bacon Burger with fries. That's just one of the...

Monday, Jul 31, 2017 at 12:37 PM PDT

US Hospitals Treating Heart Attacks at Record Speed

US Hospitals Treating Heart Attacks at Record Speed

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results...

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