Health


FDA Approves Medicine Containing Cannabis for the First Time

The drug , called Epidiolex , is an oral solution containing highly purified cannabidiol (CBD), which is one of scores of chemicals in the cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as marijuana. According to the agency's website, the FDA "is aware that there is considerable interest in [marijuana's] use to attempt to treat a number of medical conditions, including, for example, glaucoma, AIDS wasting syndrome, neuropathic pain, cancer, multiple sclerosis, chemotherapy-induced nausea, and ...


More Positive West Nile Samples Located in Palm Desert, Indian Wells

More Positive West Nile Samples Located in Palm Desert, Indian Wells

Even though the virus was found in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, the highest number of cases and deaths were reported in California , Texas and Arizona, according to CDC data. Try to keep doors and windows shut. Infected birds can die from it, and health officials ask that dead birds be reported to the health department for testing.


New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

Scientists from Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine and Arizona State University's Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center are seeking to find whether drugs used to treat other diseases can be used for treating Alzheimer's. Science is now helping us understand exactly what nutrients our brains need. In their study, they found that herpesviruses were involved in networks that regulate amyloid precursor proteins.


Here's what's in Trump's executive order on health care

Here's what's in Trump's executive order on health care

The plans have been meant to provide less expensive options for small businesses, regional collectives, and industry groups that may not be able to purchase insurance through the public exchanges. The department drafted the rule in response to an executive order from President Trump to create more affordable health care choices through increased flexibility and competition.


State reports 1st human case of West Nile virus

State reports 1st human case of West Nile virus

Researchers may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some areas and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus .The study by University of Waterloo researcher Brad Fedy and his team discovered that introducing hungry minnows into bodies of water where mosquitoes breed results in the minnows feeding on mosquito larvae.


Video Game Addiction Receives Official Recognition From WHO

Video Game Addiction Receives Official Recognition From WHO

Ukie , the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, created a "gaming disorder" FAQ about the proposed inclusion, including details about what the ICD-11 list is, their concerns for classifying " gaming disorder " alongside other disorders such as alcohol, drugs and gambling, and an Open Debate paper by 36 global mental health experts, social scientists and academic scholars opposing the inclusion due to lack of scientific study.