Health Issues

Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana

Apr 20, 2018

The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot

Dutch probe 'appalling' euthanasia of dementia patient

Apr 20, 2018

In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes including murder or other offences in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer's disease

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

Apr 19, 2018

US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children

'Pharma Bro' moves to New Jersey _ for federal prison stay

Apr 19, 2018

The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey

Review: Amy Schumer tackles body image, and it's complicated

Apr 18, 2018

Film Review: Amy Schumer tackles body image and self-esteem in 'I Feel Pretty,' a film that complicates its own laudable message with too much clutter

Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Doctors story

Apr 18, 2018

Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Doctors story

Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants

Apr 18, 2018

Study suggests warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve organ transplants

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

Apr 18, 2018

A prominent biomedical ethics expert has a startling prediction about how children will be conceived in the future: Couples will choose from among dozens of embryos, each with a deep DNA profile

Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

Apr 18, 2018

The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country

Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

Apr 17, 2018

U.S. health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval

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