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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 prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts

    Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts
    — The first known case of Ebola contracted in the United States is giving urgency to moves by lawmakers to boost funding for a response after years of cuts to federal prevention and research budgets. With health officials raising the prospect of...

    Ebola is much less scary than Hollywood's 'Contagion.' Or is it?

    Ebola is much less scary than Hollywood's 'Contagion.' Or is it?
    While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?" "Two days ago." Fortunately, the scene is only from the movie "Contagion," though it's probably close enough to what...

    Ebola patient at NIH in Maryland upgraded to 'good' condition

    Ebola patient at NIH in Maryland upgraded to 'good' condition
    An Ebola patient being treated at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda has been upgraded from fair to good condition, the institute announced Tuesday. Nina Pham, 26, the first person to contract the deadly virus in the U.S., is one of two nurses...

    Mikulski to hold hearing on Ebola funding

    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Monday the panel will hold a hearing on fighting the spread of Ebola — the latest indication Congress is preparing to consider additional funding to deal with...