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Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:36:46 GMT2017-04-26T09:36:46Z

 



Leo's mom believes cannabis helps her autistic son. Doctors urge caution

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:36:46 GMT2017-04-26T09:36:46Z

Erica Daniels tried the usual medications for her 12-year-old, who is on the autism spectrum, but marijuana worked better. Is it safe? Physicians say it's far too early to know.



Dementia caregivers: Learning to live in your loved one's reality

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:46:47 GMT2017-04-26T03:46:47Z

Knowing how dementia damages the brain can help caregivers cope, Alzheimer's Association speakers say.



Children's Hospital's 'artificial womb' raises hope for extreme preemies

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:08:43 GMT2017-04-26T03:08:43Z

Premature lambs were successfully kept alive for a month inside a fluid-filled bag, their umbilical cords hooked up to an oxygenator. Doctors hope to try it in humans in as little as three years.



FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:25:07 GMT2017-04-25T21:25:07Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer.



Top doctors agree: treatment, not jail, for nonviolent drug abusers

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:17:04 GMT2017-04-25T21:17:04Z

In deciding to bring back the heavy-handed “war on drugs”, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is ignoring the advice of the 148,000 physician and medical student members of the American College of Physicians.



How to get a beach body: 3 exercises to incinerate calories

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:12:53 GMT2017-04-25T21:12:53Z

This month I’ll be taking you through a series of weekly workouts that will tone and tighten your arms, legs, back, and belly. Today, I'll feature exercises that will burn max calories.



For Philly patient safety advocate, stage 4 cancer diagnosis is not her defining label

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:56:53 GMT2017-04-25T17:56:53Z

Amy Reed's improbable survival earlier this month after a cardiac arrest was miraculous. Despite her superb care, her husband has been troubled by the assumptions and perceptions of some of her caretakers.



Family: Utah man dies in Philly after double-lung transplant denial at home for smoking pot

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:42:54 GMT2017-04-25T16:42:54Z

Family says a Salt Lake City hospital turned the patient down because he had smoked pot. The hospital wouldn't comment, but he was very sick.



3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:24:02 GMT2017-04-25T13:24:02Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death.



Long time Mazzoni Center CEO ousted in leadership shakeup

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:08:14 GMT2017-04-25T13:08:14Z

Three days earlier, the board at the LGBT health organization said it would stand by its top officials.



Explaining a diagnosis: How can you help a child with developmental issues process a parent’s serious illness?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:04:18 GMT2017-04-25T13:04:18Z

Where do you start? What will the child understand - if anything at all? That was exactly the dilemma my family faced last year, after my wife’s diagnosis with late stage metastasized melanoma.



Raw thighs, tummy trouble and other running struggles they don't tell you about

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:46:44 GMT2017-04-25T12:46:44Z

What if you hit the wall when you're 10 miles in, with no transportation other than your legs? And let's not even talk about chafing. Actually, let's.



The Top 5 Conditions That Shorten Americans' Lives -- And Are Preventable

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:05:23 GMT2017-04-25T10:05:23Z

Obesity steals the most years of all, researchers say



A healthy lifestyle won't guarantee a long life. But it's worth the effort

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:15:34 GMT2017-04-24T17:15:34Z

The reality is that a healthy lifestyle can't eliminate all risk of sickness and disease, and an unhealthy lifestyle doesn't necessarily doom us.



Rural doctors’ training may be in jeopardy

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:08:36 GMT2017-04-24T17:08:36Z

A program designed to address the shortage of doctors in rural and poor urban areas could be in peril unless Congress acts.