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Vets with PTSD increasingly turn to pot, get addicted

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | The number of veterans using marijuana to treat their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms is on the rise, even in states where medical marijuana is…

Angola struggles through yellow fever epidemic amid stagnant economy

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Health | Angola is battling its worst yellow fever outbreak in 30 years. The disease has infected more than 450 people and killed 178, the World Health Organization…

Pediatricians’ group: Transgender kids need help, not new hormones

Pediatricians’ group: Transgender kids need help, not new hormones

By Julie Borg
Posted

Transgenderism | The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) has issued a statement urging educators and legislators to reject all policies that encourage chemical or surgical…

Utah could be first of many states to declare porn a health crisis

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Health | A resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis landed on Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk last week after unanimously passing the state House and…

Navy eases body fat standards in effort to retain sailors

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | Navy Petty Officer Lentoyi White, 26, feared she’d be dismissed from the service after twice failing the Navy’s body composition assessment (BCA), which…

Midday Roundup: Idaho pastor survives Sunday morning shooting attack

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Pray for pastor Tim. An Idaho pastor who gave the invocation at a weekend campaign rally for GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was shot and injured outside…

New black market painkillers fuel push for anti-overdose meds

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Health | The increased demand for addictive painkillers like Percocet has fueled what the Centers for Disease Control has called “the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S.

Go or stay? Missionaries confront Zika virus dilemma

By Sharla Megilligan & Marvin Olasky
Posted

Missions | Richie and Gabrielle Sparling moved to the north coast of the Dominican Republic in August 2014 to serve with the mission organization Makarios. They had only…

CDC report: Gay men have 1 in 6 chance of getting HIV

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Health | Gay and bisexual men are 79 times more likely than heterosexual men to be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, according to a first-ever analysis released…

Scientists find evidence of new contagious cancer in animals

By Julie Borg
Posted

Science | If there is anything good about cancer, it is perhaps that it's not contagious, not usually anyway. But several recent discoveries have led experts to…

Teen marijuana use linked to mental health disorders

By Naomi Inman
Posted

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…

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