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  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe?
  • Ebola vaccine trial finds 'no red flags': U.S. Senate testimony

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A key safety trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline has injected 10 healthy volunteers since Sept. 2, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told a U.S. Senate...

    Obesity rates have stabilized, but our waistlines are still growing

    Obesity rates have stabilized, but our waistlines are still growing
    Americans may have stopped putting on pounds, but their waistlines are still expanding, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The average waist circumference of U.S. adults has increased by about 3% since the...

    Fitness Files: Feeling hopeful after seeing help for Alzheimer's sufferers

    I left my conversation with Lynn feeling melancholy. Had trouble sleeping that night. My neighbor of 40 years had caught me in the alley, walking the Chihuahuas. "Phillip's fighting the caregivers, saying every foul word he knows," Lynn said. "He...

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...