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Florida Legislature Makes Slow Progress on Medical Pot RulesFlorida's voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in November that formally legalized medical marijuana for chronic pain and other ailments...
Trans Fats Ban Linked with Fewer NY Heart Attacks & StrokesLocal bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties, a new study suggests.
Depression Is Most Widespread Disease, Says World Health OrganizationThe World Health Organization has said that depression is the most widespread disease, one that goes untreated more often than not.
Some State Lawmakers Seek to Protect Birth-Control AccessEven with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future.
Cancer Comes Down To Luck More Often Than Not, Study FindsAccording to a study published in Science Magazine, two-thirds of cancer is completely random.
Ex-Pharmacy Exec Convicted in Deadly Meningitis OutbreakThe former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country.
Doctors Say Unproven Stem Cell Treatment Blinded 3 WomenThree women were left nearly or totally blind by a vision treatment at a stem cell clinic, in what doctors...
Get By Without Planned Parenthood? One Texas Effort StumblesIn pushing a replacement for the Affordable Care Act that cuts off funds for Planned Parenthood, Republicans are out to reassure women who rely on the major health care organization that other clinics will step up to provide their low-cost breast exams, contraception and cancer screenings.
Doctors Warn Against Teen Pot Use Amid Looser Marijuana LawsAn influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.
China Carfentanil Ban a 'Game-Changer' for Opioid EpidemicSo deadly it's considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China— until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China's Ministry of Public Security said Thursday, closing a major regulatory loophole in the fight to end America's opioid epidemic.
Aetna, Humana Call Off $34 Billion DealAetna and Humana called off a $34 billion proposal to combine the two major health insurers after a federal judge, citing antitrust concerns, shot down the deal.
Exercise May Not Be Completely Linked To Weight Loss, Study FindsA study conducted at Loyola University found that weight loss isn't directly tied to exercise.

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