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Recently, a 69-year-old woman died of a brain-eating amoeba. Want to know how doctors think she got it? They believe it had to do with a neti pot used one year earlier. Specifically, a new case study outlines the...
Although many states have legalized marijuana use, that doesn’t make using it safe for the road. However, a new study finds that many medical marijuana users still drive anyway. The study, published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month, highlighted...
Here in the safe arms of the United States, most people don’t have to worry about getting rabies. The deadly disease is monitored and kept in check by public health and animal experts nationwide. According to the Centers for...
The controversy between state and federal law related to medical marijuana continues. On Tuesday, December 4, John Flickner was evicted from his apartment in Niagara Falls, New York. The reason? Flickner had been using medical marijuana in his apartment,...
Last Thursday, President Trump signed off on the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which states that the production and marketing of hemp is now legal. Other forms of cannabis with low THC amounts are also included in this change....
Tickborne diseases continue to be a problem in the United States. And the problem may have just gotten worse. According to a weekly report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new tick species has made its way...
Over a dozen cases of children born with missing limbs have come to light in France recently. Many of those cases are centered around the Ain and Brittany regions, which are rural areas. The cases have prompted an investigation by...
A slipped disc is a painful situation for back pain patients. But could electrical currents shock the disc back into shape? According to new research, that might just be the case. The research was introduced yesterday at the annual meeting...
As we speak, a ‘caravan’ of illegal immigrants is making its way north from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. We’re waiting as the immigrants cross Mexico and continue trekking upward to the United States. In the meantime, Americans are taking...
Ever notice that kids throw up more often than adults? Some parents see their child vomit and instantly think of taking him to the doctor. However, kids can vomit for a variety of reasons that don’t warrant a doctor’s...