New research debunks medical marijuana myths

Mention legalizing medical marijuana, and people often think two things: This will prompt teens to think marijuana use is OK, and more will start using it. Legalizing marijuana will reduce the number of adults overdosing on opioids. As it turns out, neither has proven to be true, according to new research. Since medical marijuana first […]

Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down

NEW YORK — Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down? U.S. health officials on Friday said fewer visits to the doctor last week were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the previous two weeks. Flu-like illnesses accounted for 1 out of 16 doctor visits last week, while the number of states […]

"Superagers" give clues to improving memory

WASHINGTON —  It’s pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these “superagers” to uncover their secret. The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new drugs to fight or prevent Alzheimer’s […]

Man’s brain tumor could be the world’s largest

Man’s brain tumor could be the world’s largest

Doctors in India recently operated on what they say could be the largest brain tumor in the world, according to news reports. The patient, 31-year-old Santlal Pal, had been living with the large mass on his head for three years before his surgery to remove the tumor, the BBC reported Thursday. Prior to the surgery, three hospitals had told […]

Some antidepressants better than others, study says

Antidepressant drugs actually do help ease depression, countering debate over whether the medications do what they’re supposed to, a large research review has found. Some antidepressants, though, are more effective and better tolerated than others, the findings showed. The researchers analyzed data from 522 trials — published and unpublished — that included more than 116,000 […]

Williams announces hiatus after Graves’ disease diagnosis

Andrea Park On Twitter» Andrea is an entertainment producer at CBSNews.com Source Article from http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wendy-williams-announces-3-week-hiatus-after-graves-disease-diagnosis/Williams announces hiatus after Graves’ disease diagnosis

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