The WIRED Guide to Cannabis

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Humanity just can’t make up its mind about cannabis. For thousands of years, humans have used the stuff as medicine or to travel on spiritual quests. That, though, didn’t quite suit the British, who banned cannabis in colonial India. Then in the 20th century, the United States government declared war on marijuana, and most of […]

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FDA approves first immunotherapy regimen for breast cancer

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(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration has granted its first approval to an immunotherapy regimen for breast cancer, the agency announced Friday. Dr. Otis Brawley, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of oncology and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, said the FDA’s decision to grant the treatment accelerated approval was “the right thing to do” but cautioned that […]

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Women with Allergan breast implants may sue over cancer link

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UK women claim they were not told enough about potential risk of rare breast cancer A group of more than 200 women are considering legal action over controversial breast implants that have been linked to a rare form of cancer. The women claim they were not sufficiently informed about the risks of textured Allergan implants, […]

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The Willow breast pump eases some of the worst parts of pumping, for a price

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Yes, this is a breast pump. The Willow is a hands-free, battery powered breast pump that fits inside a nursing bra.Image: Dustin Drankoski / Mashable Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock […]

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Courts say anti-abortion ‘heartbeat bills’ are unconstitutional. So why do they keep coming?

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(CNN)Time and again, when it’s introduced in a state legislature, the bill is touted as the most restrictive in the nation. It’s often referred to as a “heartbeat bill” and seeks to ban abortions at the time when a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy […]

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South Africa’s ‘boxing grannies’ juke and jab their way to healthier lives

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(CNN)The women range in age from the mid-60s to the early 80s. They love to dance and sing. And twice a week, they come to a gym in Cosmo City, on the outskirts of Johannesburg, to box. They are affectionately known as South Africa’s “boxing grannies,” and these women are juking and jabbing their way […]

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Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsofts VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient health

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Cracking the silos of digital health records promises to bring better care to patients by better informing doctors, according to Abhinav Shashank, the chief executive officer of San Francisco-based startup Innovaccer. Shashank’s company is just wrapping up a $35 million round of financing with a new $11 million commitment from Microsoft’s investment arm M12 (formerly […]

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Trump’s drug ad price transparency contains huge loophole, researchers identify

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(CNN)The Trump administration’s proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to list drug prices in television ads would have a profound impact on the way consumers think about expensive drugs and whether they would ask their doctor about them, according to a study published Tuesday. “We will not wait for an industry with so many conflicting and […]

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