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Jun 15, 2019
Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls exhumed from ancient tombs in western China.
Jun 14, 2019
The FDA has strengthened oversight of experimental fecal transplants after a patient died of an infection. The donor's stool contained disease-causing pathogens, but was not tested before use.
Jun 14, 2019
The World Health Organization met Friday to discuss developments in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The meeting was prompted by three cases that appeared in Uganda this week.
Jun 14, 2019
Attorneys who represent hundreds of local governments have a new proposal for how to deal with the opioid crisis. They unveiled the framework for nationwide settlement in federal court on Friday.
Jun 14, 2019
The agency says that while the outbreak in central Africa is taking a heavy toll, there is still a low threat that it will spread beyond its current region.
Jun 14, 2019
It all began when a member of the Balochistan assembly brought her 8-month-old son to a session.
Jun 14, 2019
If finalized, such a deal could funnel tens of billions of dollars to American communities struggling with the addiction crisis, while restoring stability to one of the country's biggest industries.
Jun 14, 2019
As a society, we talk about sex more openly today than ever before. But so much still goes unsaid. This week on the Hidden Brain radio show, complicated stories of intimacy and attraction.
Jun 14, 2019
The median air ambulance bill is more than $36,000 and is seldom covered by health plans. So far, legislative hurdles and industry pressure have kept Congress from stepping in.
Jun 13, 2019
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill passed by the Legislature Thursday, amid a "health crisis." The measure also eliminates other nonmedical exemptions for schoolchildren.
Jun 13, 2019
When Greg McNeil's son Sam died of a heroin overdose in 2015, after first becoming addicted to prescription pain pills, the father reinvented himself as an opioid activist.
Jun 13, 2019
Bonnielin Swenor has dedicated her life to helping vision-impaired patients. She also has low vision herself — and she is fighting to increase the presence of disabled people in science and medicine.
Jun 13, 2019
Presidential candidates oppose the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for abortion services. But House Democrats kept it in a spending package that's expected to pass in the coming days.
Jun 13, 2019
The U.S. government has doled out at least $2.4 billion in state grants since 2017, specifically targeting the opioid epidemic. Yet drug abuse problems seldom involve only one substance.
Jun 12, 2019
There are similarities in the rash of deaths. Most are described as happening suddenly, and several after an alcoholic drink.