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The Washington Post reports that many mothers across the US are pushing for the legalization of marijuana for children with epilepsy. "The drug the mothers are seeking is an extract that contains only trace amounts of the part of the plant responsible for the euphoric effect of the drug but is still high in...
An article in NRP's Shots blog reports on a new study finding that stethoscopes and other small medical equipment cause new infection in patients due to improper disinfecting. "The Center for Disease Control estimates that on any given day, one in every 20 patients has an infection after receiving medical...
Reuters reports on the proposed changes to nutrition labels that officials believe will help "reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes." Calorie counts will be displayed more prominently and the amount of calories per serving will reflect portions that people typically consume. "The...