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1d ago

Teens who use marijuana are more likely to suffer psychotic disorders, study finds

The new research is more evidence linking cannabis to an increased risk of mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, anxiety and depression, particularly in adolescence.
A person prepares a marijuana cigarette.
A person prepares a marijuana cigarette.

Louisiana House passes bill to make abortion pills a controlled dangerous substance

The measure would make possession of the medications without valid prescriptions or orders from medical professionals punishable by up to five years in prison, with an exception for pregnant people.
Mifepristone and misoprostol pills  at a clinic for medication abortions.
Mifepristone and misoprostol pills  at a clinic for medication abortions.

Senators blame sky-high drug prices on abuse of the patent system

Democrats and Republicans accused drugmakers of taking advantage of patents to keep cheaper competition off the market.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Blood-sucking body lice may have spread plague more than thought, science suggests

Lab experiments support the possibility that the blood-sucking bugs may have played a role in the rapid spread of the plague in the Middle Ages.
Light micrograph of female of human body louse
Light micrograph of female of human body louse
3d ago

Hims & Hers Health says it will offer compounded GLP-1 injections

The weight-loss drug market has faced supply constraints in recent months as Ozempic and Wegovy skyrocket in popularity.
A sisde by side split image of Hims & Hers brand injectable GLP-1 medications.
A sisde by side split image of Hims & Hers brand injectable GLP-1 medications.

How the 'hungry gut' gene variant may indicate who responds best to Wegovy

Researchers looked at 84 patients who were prescribed the weight-loss drug for obesity.
Wegovy injectable.
Wegovy injectable.

Could fluoride in pregnancy affect kids' development? A study suggests a link

While the study is far from conclusive, some experts suggest pregnant women may want to stick to filtered water.
Image: Pregnancy
Image: Pregnancy

This exercise protects against knee pain or arthritis, according to new study

People with knee arthritis are often told by their doctors to keep their joints moving, but it wasn’t clear what activity might be best for that.
Close up hands holding a knee
Close up hands holding a knee

ADHD drug shortage shows signs of letting up, but some patients still struggle

The FDA said it expects additional supply will be returning in the coming months.
ADHD Medications As Drug Shortage Continues
ADHD Medications As Drug Shortage Continues
5d ago

L.A. County investigating reported hepatitis A case at Beverly Hills Whole Foods

Los Angeles officials warned earlier this week that hepatitis A is spreading among the city’s homeless population.
General views of the Whole Foods Market.
General views of the Whole Foods Market.
5d ago

Study links talc use to ovarian cancer — a potential boon for thousands suing J&J

Johnson & Johnson has argued in court that studies haven’t found a convincing link between ovarian cancer and talc powder. A new analysis suggests they are indeed associated.
A bottle of baby powder
A bottle of baby powder

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