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Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients: study
The first large-scale clinical trial of a cannabis derivative known as cannabidiol shows it was able to cut the frequency of severe epileptic seizures by 39 percent, researchers said Wednesday.
 
WHO chief often more interested in appeasing leaders than in health: investigation
As the World Health Organization struggled to coordinate vaccine production during the 2009 swine flu pandemic, its director-general met with Vladimir Putin, then Russia's prime minister, during an official visit to Moscow.
 
When it comes to sepsis, speed is key to saving your life
Every additional hour it takes to give antibiotics and perform other key steps increases the odds of death by 4 percent.
 
Teen dies from too much caffeine
A scary warning to watch your own coffee and energy drink intake.
 
Couple to wed after losing over 270 kg together
Frustrated with his ever-growing weight that peaked at 306 kg, Ronnie Brower began dieting and working out on his way to losing an astounding 208 kg. His four-year fitness journey, chronicled on Facebook, earned him the admiration of a woman at his gym who similarly was trying to lose a lot of weight.
 
U.S. regulators Friday approved the first targeted drug for certain patients with an aggressive form of leukemia.
 
Faced with a shortage of polio vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries Friday to resort to smaller, fractional doses to ward off outbreaks of the crippling disease.
 
Marmite may be brain food, study says
In a world bitterly divided into pro- and anti-Marmite factions, lovers of the tangy British spread have found support from an unexpected quarter: brain science.
 
A century of studying invisible war trauma
In the wake of World War I, some veterans returned wounded, but not with obvious physical injuries. Instead, their symptoms were similar to those that had previously been associated with hysterical women -- most commonly amnesia, or some kind of paralysis or inability to communicate with no clear physical cause.
 
Tribe has world's lowest levels of artery hardening
Researchers said Friday they had found an indigenous Amazonian tribe with the lowest levels of artery hardening -- a portender of heart disease -- ever observed.
 
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