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Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 02:48 PM PDT

Marijuana Health Claims Lure Patients as Science Catches Up

Marijuana Health Claims Lure Patients as Science Catches Up

Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing. At least...

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 12:09 AM PDT

Medical Pot Takes Hit When Weed Legal for All

Medical Pot Takes Hit When Weed Legal for All

When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according to a data analysis...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 04:47 PM PDT

Medical Pot Laws No Answer for US Opioid Deaths, Study Finds

Medical Pot Laws No Answer for US Opioid Deaths, Study Finds

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates. Researchers repeated an analysis that sparked...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 12:23 PM PDT

Sleeping With the TV on May Make You Gain Weight

Sleeping With the TV on May Make You Gain Weight

Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 08:40 AM PDT

Tyson Recalls 190,757 Pounds of Chicken After Complaints From Schools

Tyson Recalls 190,757 Pounds of Chicken After Complaints From Schools

Tyson Foods, Inc. has recalled about 190,757 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritter products across the country after three complaints from schools where hard plastic was found in a breaded chicken product, the...

Monday, Jun 10, 2019 at 02:36 AM PDT

Chickenpox Vaccine Linked to Lower Rate of Shingles in Kids

Chickenpox Vaccine Linked to Lower Rate of Shingles in Kids

The chickenpox vaccine appears to offer benefits beyond keeping the childhood illness at bay: It may also significantly reduce a child’s risk of shingles, a large study released Monday finds. In the study,...

Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 at 11:00 PM PDT

California Lawmakers Agree to Health Benefits for Immigrants

California Lawmakers Agree to Health Benefits for Immigrants

California will become the first state to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal bastion continues to distance itself from President Donald...

Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 at 04:07 PM PDT

Kroger Issues Recall for Frozen Berry Products

Kroger Issues Recall for Frozen Berry Products

The Kroger Co. is recalling a Private Selection Frozen Triple Berry Medley and Private Selection Frozen Blackberries due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. The berries are manufactured by Townsend...

Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 at 08:19 AM PDT

Scientists Feel Chill of Crackdown on Fetal Tissue Research

Scientists Feel Chill of Crackdown on Fetal Tissue Research

To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded — and she's worried this kind of research is...

Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 11:26 PM PDT

House Panel Highlights Risks Over Nuclear-Storage Stalemate

House Panel Highlights Risks Over Nuclear-Storage Stalemate

Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant was permanently closed in 2013, but the site remains home to 3.5 million pounds of nuclear waste that has nowhere else to go. Members of a House subcommittee...

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