Health

  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

    Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit. Marijuana divisions are popping up at law ...

    Associated Press
  • Diet Pepsi Drops Aspartame... For Splenda

    Diet Pepsi is dropping the artificial sweetener aspartame over customer concern. According to the Associated Press, people are worried about the health affects of aspartame. While the Food and Drug Administration has deemed aspartame to be safe, Pepsi is convinced it is hindering sales. Seth…

    Eater
  • Book Review: Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform

    Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform by Robert Whitaker and Lisa Cosgrove aspires to be an important book, but is a misleading one that covers little new ground. The authors repeat the oft-told story of the American Psychiatric…

    Huffington Post
  • Biogen says Tecfidera sales slow, delays data readout on Alzheimer's drug

    The U.S. biotechnology company posted lower-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, saying Tecfidera's "challenging" quarter was hit by an overall slowdown in the MS market, which has been weighed down by discounting, a single case of a serious brain infection, and the effect of a stronger…

    Reuters
  • 3 Surprising Ways to Succeed in Self-Leadership

    Working for money, power and fame is, ultimately, an unfulfilling pursuit, and other lessons in leadership.

    Fox Business
  • A boss often can fire you while you're hospitalized

    If you don't get sick days, don't qualify for federal medical leave, employers have leeway.

    USA TODAY
  • Holding the Tension of the Opposites

    Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has traditionally been focused upon dealing with a patient's past, dealing with those sets of stressors (e.g., combat or otherwise) that have caused tremendous effects on people who feel very hyper vigilant, avoidant and who do not experience an…

    Huffington Post
  • Obsessive, tough and the greatest -- the real McCoy

    PARIS (AFP) - "You're not tough enough to be a jockey," Irish trainer Jim Bolger told a teenage Tony (AP) McCoy -- seldom has a remark been taken so to heart and over 20 years later he bows out as perhaps the toughest rider of all. The 40-year-old Northern Irishman -- who rode his first winner…

    AFP
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    Mom Says She Knew Pregnant Daughter Would Come Out of Coma

    Sharista Giles was four months pregnant when she was in a car accident that left her in a coma.

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  • Pepsi is ditching aspartame — based on no evidence whatsoever

    On Friday, Pepsi announced that it would remove the artificial sweetener aspartame from all diet sodas sold in the US and replace it with sucralose. This move might be good for Pepsi's business.

    Vox.com
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    Kim Kardashian to Produce '#RedFlag', a Documentary on Mental Illness

    Kim K is making her producing debut with a new TV documentary called #RedFlag. The film will promote mental health awareness and how many people in America suffer from the illness.

    HollyScoop
  • The Hope in Nurture Over Nature

    Is your health determined by the genetic code you inherited from your mother and father? Or do you have the ability to impact your fitness and longevity by practicing a healthy lifestyle? When completion of the Human Genome Project was announced in 2003 many expected that the paradigm that one gene…

    Huffington Post
  • Dr. Oz Responds to His Critics

    Dr. Oz took time on his popular talk show to respond to critics who have accused him of failing to properly provide medical advice as he's grown in stature. Recently, a letter signed by 10 doctors around the country criticized Columbia University for giving him a faculty position. Dr. Oz responded…

    Yahoo TV
  • DepoMed Set To Grow On 'Transformative' Nucynta Deal

    This is setting up to be a big year for specialty drugmaker DepoMed. After years of lumpy quarters driven by licensing deals with other drugmakers, DepoMed (DEPO) is coming into its own as an independent ...

    Investor's Business Daily
  • These Hospital Employees Wear Zany Tutus To Brighten Kids' Days

    A bunch of fluffy skirts have been invading this hospital. Every Tuesday, staff members at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Florida don brightly colored tutus around the building to make the kids smile for "Tutu Tuesdays." Linda Herbert, the resident clown at the hospital who goes by "Lotsy"…

    Huffington Post
  • Genetically Modified Humans? How Genome Editing Works

    Chinese scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos for the first time, confirming a storm of rumors and igniting an ethical debate. Researchers at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, used an experimental gene-editing technique to modify a gene in human embryos that causes a fatal…

    LiveScience.com
  • Report: Shane Ray doesn’t need foot surgery

    Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray wasn’t able to participate in the combine in February because of a foot injury he suffered in the team’s bowl game and the injury has lingered long enough to create concern from at least one team that he’d need surgery before he’d be ready to return to action. Ian…

    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
  • Hawaii lawmakers pass bill raising smoking age to 21

    By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) - Hawaii lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that would raise the legal smoking age statewide to 21, positioning it to become the first state in the country to do so. The bill, which passed the state Senate by a vote of 19-4 after clearing the house last…

    Reuters