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Teen marijuana use linked to mental health disorders

By Naomi Inman
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Health | Would you trade your brain for a teenage toke?  A growing body of studies reveals marijuana use by teenagers during critical years of brain development…

Fewer nurses working longer hours under Obamacare cost cuts

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Healthcare | Across the country, fewer nurses are working longer hours while caring for sicker patients.  On Feb. 9, nurses across the state of New York gathered in…

Government panel urges depression screening—for everyone

Government panel urges depression screening—for everyone

By Julie Borg
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Health | Depression can rob its victims of happiness, play havoc with relationships, ruin job productivity, and turn a new mom’s joy into despair. Up to 26 percent…

Republicans in Congress cautious with Zika aid over abortion fears

By Evan Wilt
Posted

Health | WASHINGTON—Members of Congress fear the spreading Zika virus will force abortion upon Latin American countries as unborn babies experience the disease’s…

Pandemic fears spread as Zika infections span the globe

By Anna K. Poole
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Health | Chinese officials this morning announced the first case of Zika infection in a resident of Ganzhou who recently traveled to Venezuela. The man is recovering,

Globe Trot: 90 percent of orphans have living parents

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ORPHANS: Of 150 million orphans we hear about worldwide, 90 percent have a living parent, according to UNICEF—a detail that popped up at me reading the Global…

Shortchanging the supplements

Shortchanging the supplements

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | Multivitamins don’t all stack up

Midday Roundup: Wikileaks founder looks to UN for likely support

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Exile update. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at an embassy in London for three years, might have found support from a UN panel. The…

Flint water crisis boils over in Congress

By Evan Wilt
Posted

Environment | Frustrated politicians debated culpability in the first hearing to address lead-contaminated water in Flint, Mich.

New treatment could help unborn babies with Down syndrome

By Joseph McCoy
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Health | Within a decade, parents may be able to find treatment for their unborn children with Down syndrome. NBC reports that Carol Tamminga and colleagues at the…

Zika gives abortion advocates new rallying cry in South America

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Almost as soon as the World Health Organization declared the cluster of microcephaly cases linked to the Zika virus a public health emergency, abortion…

Researchers scramble to find Zika vaccine amid world health crisis

By Anna K. Poole
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Health | This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency, with the mysterious tropical disease now sweeping across 28…

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