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A minor problem with medical marijuana

A minor problem with medical marijuana

Parents want it — and get it — but pediatricians are concerned about giving medical marijuana to kids

By | Posted February 15, 2017

Can a diet prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

Can a diet prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

Studies suggest that heart-healthy diets also associate with a healthy brain

By | Posted February 6, 2017

Experts look beyond soda tax solutions for obesity crisis

Experts look beyond soda tax solutions for obesity crisis

Higher taxes on sugary drinks could reduce obesity globally, but non-financial alternatives might work too

By | Posted January 30, 2017

Cancer’s pain and the concern of opioid addiction

Cancer’s pain and the concern of opioid addiction

Drugs play a crucial role in making cancer treatment bearable — but they need to be administered carefully

By | Posted January 27, 2017

The FDA’s new nutrition labels might not do enough to reduce obesity

The FDA’s new nutrition labels might not do enough to reduce obesity

Serving sizes will be increased on new food labels, but many won’t know what to do with that information

By | Posted January 23, 2017

What? Hearing loss on a noisy planet

What? Hearing loss on a noisy planet

Anyone can experience noise-induced hearing loss — here’s what you need to know

By | Posted January 9, 2017

Why some people can tolerate the world's hottest pepper

Why some people can tolerate the world’s hottest pepper

Genetic and socio-cultural factors chip in to protect us from the burn — well some of us

By | Posted December 19, 2016

FDA tightens tobacco sales to minors

FDA tightens tobacco sales to minors

Recently issued warning letters represent the first of many steps to curb tobacco sales to children

By | Posted December 16, 2016

Your brain on opioids

Your brain on opioids

The biology of America’s biggest drug problem

By | Posted December 7, 2016

Illuminating the flu

Illuminating the flu

A new technology could make it easier for researchers to fight a host of diseases

By | Posted December 5, 2016

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