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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?
  • Jeffrey D. Rothstein: Five myths about ALS

    Jeffrey D. Rothstein: Five myths about ALS
    Unless you've been living with your head under a bucket, you've heard about or participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge an effort to raise money for ALS research by dousing cold water on yourself and/or donating $100. The success of the viral marketing...

    Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

    Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions
    As the flesh-eating Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a...

    Men, substance users less likely to have weight-loss surgery

    NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A one-size-fits-all approach to weight-loss surgery may be keeping obese men, substance users and older people out of the operating room, a new study suggests. The study analyzed data from a Canadian program intended to encourage...

    Why hummingbirds love sweets -- and detest anything sugar free

    Why hummingbirds love sweets -- and detest anything sugar free
    Hummingbirds don't have teeth, and yet they have quite a sweet tooth. They eat insects to get such essentials as protein and fat, but most of their diet consists of sugary nectar. This has puzzled scientists. Humans and other animals who prefer sweet...