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Medical Research

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  • French lawmakers OK health care bill targeting anorexia

    Too-thin models, too much drinking, sexy cigarette packs: France's parliament is cracking down on all of these in a sweeping bill designed to improve public health and trim public health costs — while tackling unhealthy stereotypes along the way....
  • Marijuana extract tames debilitating brain seizures without the buzz

    Marijuana extract tames debilitating brain seizures without the buzz
    In a group of children and young adults with the most intractable forms of epilepsy, a liquid form of marijuana called cannabidiol reduced seizures by more than 50% without causing the drug's usual "high," researchers said. In an open-label study that...
  • To fight teen drinking, experts call for stricter movie ratings

    To fight teen drinking, experts call for stricter movie ratings
    Should a movie that depicts any type of drinking automatically earn an R rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America? The authors of a new study argue that the answer should be yes – and that this would make teenagers less likely to binge-...
  • Autism could be linked with moms' diabetes during pregnancy

    Diabetes that develops early in pregnancy may increase women's chances of having a child with autism, according to a new study. The risk was seen in young children whose mothers were diagnosed with diabetes during the most crucial period of fetal brain...
  • Courtrooms shouldn't decide science

    This is in response to “Room for reasonable doubt; Doctors and defense attorneys begin to raise questions about criminal convictions that once seemed clear-cut.” Children can suffer devastating brain injury from being shaken or struck. We know...
  • Business Highlights

    ___ What's in a hotel name? Guests try to decipher the mystery Today's traveler faces a bewildering choice of hotel brands with similar-sounding and confusing names. Vacationers once relied on big-name hotel brands to signal the kind of experience they...
  • Wanting mental health treatment and not getting it

    WASHINGTON More than half a million adults who said they wanted help with their serious mental conditions last year couldn't get it because they lacked the resources and weren't eligible for Medicaid to pay for treatment, a new study finds. Those...
  • Nearly 9% of Americans are angry, impulsive - and have a gun, study says

    Nearly 9% of Americans are angry, impulsive - and have a gun, study says
    Tread lightly, Americans: Nearly 9% of people in the United States have outbursts of anger, break or smash things, or get into physical fights -- and have access to a firearm, a new study says. What's more, 1.5% of people who have these anger issues carry...
  • 'Emerging' Tick-Borne Virus Found In Connecticut

    'Emerging' Tick-Borne Virus Found In Connecticut
    A tick-borne virus that is untreatable, contractible in as little as 15 minutes and potentially fatal was recently found in Connecticut. But medical experts say there is no reason for the public to worry yet. The Powassan virus is a strain related to...
  • Rx to ward off dementia: glue gun, paint brush, pals and computers

    Rx to ward off dementia: glue gun, paint brush, pals and computers
    If you're over 85 and you're reading this online, you're probably one smart cookie -- and you're more likely to stay that way for at least the next few years, says a new study. But there are other fun and easy ways to, as my dad used to say, "hold on to...
  • Baltimore's Profectus marks key step in race for Ebola vaccine

    Baltimore's Profectus marks key step in race for Ebola vaccine
    An Ebola vaccine being developed by Baltimore company Profectus BioSciences is effective against the strain of the virus that has ravaged West Africa, research to be published Thursday suggests — a milestone the company says is a first in the race...