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Medical Marijuana Won’t Help Most Sick Kids

Helped with chemo-linked nausea, epilepsy, but no evidence for other conditionsMedical marijuana appears to hold only limited promise for sick children and teenagers, a...

More Evidence That Depression Shortens Lives

And women have been hit even harder than men over past decades, study findsPeople with depression tend to die earlier than expected -- a...

U.S. Opioid Painkiller Abuse May Be Leveling Off

Rate plateaus as doctors are urged to recommend nondrug pain treatmentsThe number of Americans abusing prescription painkillers has leveled off in recent years, but...

Creepy Creatures Can Be Medical Marvels, Too

How modern medicine uses leeches, snakes, maggots and more to save livesCreepy crawlers like leeches, maggots, snakes and ticks might make you squeal in...

Incision Length Linked to Pain After Cesarean

Too short or too long may up discomfort, study suggestsHow much pain a woman feels after cesarean delivery may depend on the length of...

Easy Fix for Post-Op Shivers?

Acetaminophen during surgery might reduce common complication, study saysGiving patients acetaminophen during surgery may reduce their risk of shivering when they wake up,...

Can Aspirin Stop Liver Cancer in Hepatitis B Patients?

Study from Taiwan finds link between aspirin use and reduced cancer riskDaily aspirin may reduce the risk of liver cancer for people with hepatitis...

Smartphones, Tablets Sabotaging Teens’ Sleep

Study found more adolescents getting less rest because of temptations of technologyTeens sleep less than they used to, sacrificing shuteye to spend more time...

Pollution Tied to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide in 2015

Dirty air and water aren't the only culprits, new report saysPollution led to more than 9 million deaths worldwide in 2015, or 1 in...

1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted

Depression and worries about appearance common in those who can't skip the tanning bed, study findsMore than 20 percent of young white women who've...