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  • UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

    LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Home Secretary Sajid Javid told lawmakers cases like that of a 12-year-old epileptic boy denied […]
  • The Latest: Health official says 6 dead in coalition strike

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on the battle for the Yemeni port town of Hodeida (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A senior Houthi-linked health official says the Saudi-led coalition has bombed a bus carrying civilians, killing six people on the outskirts of the Yemeni city of Hodeida. Hodeida is the Red Sea port city […]
  • Is the ‘Incredibles 2’ causing people with epilepsy to have seizures?

    Some scenes in the new Disney-Pixar movie "Incredibles 2" is reportedly causing some people with epilepsy to have seizures. A Phoenix doctor said it is certainly possible that a film can trigger seizures in some people. 
  • ‘Gaming disorder’ now considered a mental health condition

    Compulsive video gaming is now considered a mental health condition by the World Health Organization. The group added “gaming disorder” to its list of recognized health conditions.
  • UofA study finds marriage can prevent heart attack, stroke

    Even though marriage may seem stressful at times, a new University of Arizona study found that it could actually be beneficial to your health. No, really. 
  • A big stink erupts over landfills ringing Russia’s capital

    KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) — Walking to a store in March, Olga Yevseyeva was hit by the familiar, noxious stench of rotten eggs wafting from the town landfill a few miles away. It was a moment that changed her life. “This smell just made me explode with anger,” she recalled of that spring night in Kolomna, […]
  • Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected […]
  • Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    NEW YORK (AP) — Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low. About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn’t been much change the previous two years, but it’s been clear there’s been a general decline and the new […]
  • Federal judge again blocks Arkansas medication abortion law

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday again blocked Arkansas from enforcing a law that critics say makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary restraining order preventing Arkansas from enforcing the restriction on how abortion pills are […]
  • Florida smokable medical marijuana ruling put on hold

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida circuit court has reinstated a stay on smoking medical marijuana. The state’s 1st District Court of Appeal has ruled that the hold will remain in effect “pending final disposition of the merits of (a recent) appeal.” The Department of Health appealed to a higher court earlier this month after […]