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Laying supine may help prevent SIDS but it also may worsen head deformities in infants. Now, new research shows that helmets used to prevent these deformities may do little to improve the shape of an infant's skull, The New York Times' Well blog reports. The finding is based on a study in BMJ that...
The New York Times reports that though the law legalizing medical marijuana has been "on the books" for two years in Connecticut, sellers still face major hurdles to distributing their product. The law is highly restrictive, requiring a pharmacist to dispense the drug and limiting the number of illnesses...
The Los Angeles Times reports on new research in JAMA Internal Medicine that has shown that high initial doses of antidepressants prescribed to people under the age of 24 may increase the risk of suicide attempts. The study used medical records to track 162,625 U.S. residents, ages 10 to 64, who were...