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After marijuana helps patriarch with Alzheimer's, his family pushes for more research

BY. DR. FORD VOX (BOSTON) -- A Massachusetts family’s experience giving marijuana edibles to their dying patriarch is set to kick off a desperately needed investigation into how cannabis might treat some of the more troubling symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that affects 5.7 million Americans.Alexander Spier spent three…... Read More

Trump administration finalizes rollback of school lunch regulations

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has finalized a rollback of school lunch regulations championed for years by former first lady Michelle Obama.Under the rules first announced last year, schools are now allowed to offer more flavored milk options, like chocolate. Additionally, the Obama-era efforts to limit sodium content in school…... Read More

Blood center: 'Tremendous response' for 2-year-old in need of rare blood type

(MIAMI) -- The organization leading the worldwide search to find units of a rare blood type for a 2-year-old desperately in need of life-saving cancer treatment has received a "tremendous response" to the family's public plea to locate donors, a representative told ABC News.OneBlood has received 12,000 emails alone since…... Read More

Secondhand smoke still a problem for Americans: CDC

BY: DR. SUMIR SHAH (NEW YORK) -- Fifty-eight million Americans are still exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.It’s a proven danger, and exposure rates have been plummeting over the years -- until now. In 1988, 87 percent of people…... Read More

Can a trip to the park save your life?

(NEW YORK) -- Considering a trip to the park this weekend? It could save your life. According to new research from the American Heart Association, people who spend time in neighborhoods with green space may have better blood vessel health and lower levels of biomarkers that indicate high stress and…... Read More

Baby ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar

(NEW YORK) -- A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company issued a recall of its infants' liquid ibuprofen after discovering higher concentrations of the medication in some packages.Tris Pharma said it voluntarily recalled three lots of "Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID)" on Wednesday because it possibly contained higher amounts of…... Read More

In a medical first, baby born from a deceased donor uterus transplant

(SAO PAULO) -- In what could prove to be a major advancement for couples facing infertility, the first baby born from a deceased donor uterus transplant was successfully completed at the University Of Sao Paulo School of Medicine in Brazil, according to a report in the scientific journal Lancet. While…... Read More

The case for giving more gifts to new moms and fewer gifts to newborns

(NEW YORK) -- When a friend or family member has a baby, the usual response is to buy a gift for the new baby -- a rattle, blanket or even an outfit. But some women argue that the gifts should actually be for the woman who did the hard work…... Read More

Man paralyzed by rare condition stands for first time during proposal

(ORANGE PARK, Fla.) -- A man recovering from paralysis has stood up for the first time to propose marriage in a heartwarming moment that was captured on video.Jacob Newbern, 27, popped the question to Mary Batar on Monday at HCA Healthcare’s Orange Park Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Center in Florida…... Read More

'It changes everything': George H.W. Bush's legacy and one man's life with disabilities

(WASHINGTON) -- Almost 30 years ago, Paul Smith traveled to the nation’s capital to watch as the 41st President of the United States took the oath of office and his place in history. It was Jan. 20, 1989 — the day President George H.W. Bush was inaugurated. Already, Smith admired…... Read More

2-year-old needs rare blood type to save her life, now there's a worldwide search underway

(NEW YORK) -- The family of a 2-year-old girl battling an aggressive form of cancer is desperately searching for a rare blood type that will allow her to obtain the life-saving treatment she needs.Zainab Mughal was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two months ago. But her family believes the tumor in her…... Read More