The FDA supports a cannabis-derived drug, but it's still too hard to study pot

The FDA supports a cannabis-derived drug, but it's still too hard to study pot

For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration has recommended approving a drug derived from cannabis. It’s an important step in acknowledging that the plant has a valid medical use, but will mean little without loosening the research restrictions that keep scientists from figuring out the other health effects of cannabis. The drug […]

'Extremely rare' shark seen for first time in a decade at fish market

'Extremely rare' shark seen for first time in a decade at fish market

A shark that hasn’t been seen in more than a decade was found at a fish market in Mumbai.  (Evan Nazareth/Gulf Elasmo Project) A shark that hasn’t been seen in more than a decade was found in an unusual location: an Indian fish market. Conservationists spotted the critically endangered Ganges river shark in photographs taken […]

Possible measles exposure sites in Kansas City now includes Nebraska Furniture Mart

Possible measles exposure sites in Kansas City now includes Nebraska Furniture Mart

The number of possible measles exposure locations is growing. (AP) KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The number of possible measles exposure locations is growing. There are now four confirmed cases of measles in Kansas City, including a resident who attends Warren Hills Elementary in the Liberty School District. The Clay County Health Department doesn’t believe […]

Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say

Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say

We know that carrying around extra weight puts your heart health at risk. New research presented on Friday to the European Society for Cardiology shows that the location of your fat is just as important as the amount of it. Adults with normal body mass index (BMI) and extra belly fat (termed “central obesity”) had […]

Here are the types of marijuana best for stress and anxiety, according to users

Here are the types of marijuana best for stress and anxiety, according to users

Enlarge / Inventory including “Merry N’Berry” is on display at a medical marijuana dispensary By passively monitoring user-generated data from medical cannabis patients, researchers have glimpsed the types and amounts of marijuana that seem effective for relieving symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. The findings could direct more detailed research into the best strains for […]

Number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers drops dramatically in US

Number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers drops dramatically in US

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE TRENTON, N.J. — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and […]