Health Issues

White House defends taking records from Trump's former doc

May 1, 2018

The White House says President Donald Trump's former bodyguard did nothing out of the ordinary when he took possession of the president's medical records

Zimbabwe legalizes marijuana for medicinal, scientific uses

Apr 28, 2018

Zimbabwe legalizes marijuana for medicinal, scientific uses, a rare move in Africa

CNN's Gupta urges Sessions to back medical marijuana

Apr 26, 2018

CNN's Sanjay Gupta takes unusual step of urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to change his mind on his opposition to medical marijuana

Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online

Apr 24, 2018

Medicare will require hospitals to post prices online and make electronic medical records more readily available to patients

EPA chief signs proposal limiting science used in decisions

Apr 24, 2018

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a proposed rule that seeks to restrict the types of scientific studies that regulators can use to determine the impact of pesticide and pollution exposure on human health

First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease

Apr 24, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to slow kidney function decline in patients with kidney-damaging genetic disease

Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

Apr 23, 2018

Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall

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

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