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Medicinal Marijuana: A Patient-Driven Phenomenon

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have launched a medical experiment that doesn't follow any of the rules of science.

One third of world's donated blood supply from young people – UN health agency

More than one third of the life-saving blood donations worldwide are made by people under the age of 25, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today on the occasion of World Blood Donor Day.

Want To Get Faster, Smarter? Sleep 10 Hours

A study from researchers at Stanford University finds that extra hours of sleep at night can help improve football players' performance on drills such as the 40-yard dash and the 20-yard shuttle.

DEA-Led Operation Delivers Over 2,000 Arrests

JUN 10 - (WASHINGTON) – DEA Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart joined Attorney General Eric Holder to announce the arrest of 2,266individuals on narcotics-related charges in the United States and the seizure of more than 74.1tons of illegal...

Secretary Sebelius Statement on New York’s Landmark Rate Review Law

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released the following statement today after the Governor of New York signed legislation granting the state authority to review and approve health insurance premiums before they take effect,...

Gene Linked to Alzheimer's Disease Plays Key Role in Cell Survival

Scientists have discovered that a gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease may play a beneficial role in cell survival by enabling neurons to clear away toxic proteins. A study funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes...

NIH Researchers Identify New Steps in Spread of Malaria Parasite Through Bloodstream

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have observed two previously unknown steps in the spread of the malaria parasite through the bloodstream. And in laboratory cultures, the researchers interfered with one of these steps, raising the...

Study Finds That Overweight Girls Who Lose Weight Reduce Adult Diabetes Risk

Overweight girls who lose weight before they reach adulthood greatly reduced their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Harvard University, who analyzed 16 years of data on nearly 110...

Pharmaceutical Mail-back Pilot Program Funded by EPA

Through a grant awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the University of Maine’s Center on Aging has completed the first statewide mail-back pilot program for managing pharmaceutical waste from consumers. Studies show that...

In Infants with Egg or Milk Allergy, Can Future Peanut Allergy Be Predicted?

Early results from a study of more than 500 infants with egg or milk allergy indicate that they are highly likely to test positive for allergic antibodies that are specific to peanuts. This unexpected finding suggests that these infants are at risk...