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The good, bad and unknown about marijuana's health effects


Flu death reported in Johnston County


FDA denies bid to drop some warnings from tobacco pouches


New app helps Sherman elementary school with flu prevention


Blue Bell: Testing helps create safe treats post-2015 recall


Blue Bell issues cookie dough ice cream recall


Grayson County reports first West Nile Virus death


Blue Bell issues chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream recall


Grayson College treating three buildings for mold


Zika mosquito in Ardmore


Big Food's biggest trend? Crusading against Big Food


City of Denison breaks ground on new park


Grayson Co. reports first human West Nile case of 2016


Local mosquito control company shares how to stay safe during spraying


City of Van Alstyne to spray Monday night for mosquitoes


Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen


Pilot Point spraying for mosquitoes after confirmed Zika case


More Grayson County test pools positive for West Nile virus


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A new study might help explain why past research has linked higher caffeine​ intake to a longer life
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A new study suggests eating chili peppers may be linked to a longer life
Young children and older people are at greater risk, but no one is immune, experts warn

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She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say

It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

Some studies suggest a link between the sugar substitutes and obesity, researcher says

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Hallucinogenic drugs have mostly been banned for decades, but drugs like LSD, psilocybin, and ecstasy have shown promise in treating conditions like depression, PTSD, and addiction.

In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference compared to antibiotics

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What You Need to Know About the Deadly 'Superbug' Infection Resistant to All FDA-Approved AntibioticsThe rise of drug-resistant bacterial "superbugs" have been a concern of public health officials for years, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a worse-case scenario -- a woman with a bacterial infection that was resistant to all FDA-approved treatments. A Nevada woman died in September after being infected with type of drug-resistant bacteria called Klebsiella pneumonaiae that was resistant to all antibiotics available in the U.S., the CDC reported on Friday. After doing tests, her doctors found the bacteria -- which belonged to a class of drug-resistant bugs called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) -- were resistant to all forms of FDA-approved antibiotics.


Brazilian healthcare regulator Anvisa on Monday said it had issued the country's first license for sale of a cannabis-based drug in the country after years of legal wrangling with patients. The multiple sclerosis treatment, an oral spray derived from marijuana and developed by Britain's GW Pharmaceuticals PLC, is known as Sativex internationally and will be sold in Brazil under the brand name Mevatyl. The legal status of cannabis-based drugs has been a thorny issue in Brazil for years, with several patients fighting in the courts to circumvent prohibition.
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Parents may have a lot to do with how children react to scary things, but a new study suggests kids’ response to fear may also be heavily influenced by their friends. After speaking to friends, children tended to shift their opinions to match how their friends felt about the animals, the study found. “Studies show that children tend to choose friends who have similar attributes to themselves and that they can also become more similar through their interactions,” said lead study author Jinnie Ooi, a psychology researcher at the University of East Anglia in the UK.
By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Despite significant improvements in the last 25 years, U.S. construction workers are still at high risk for on-the-job injuries to muscles, tendons, joints and nerves, a new study reports. Collectively known as work-related musculoskeletal disorders, or WMSDs, they can be costly. The estimated wage loss for private wage-and-salary construction workers in 2014 was US$46 million, the study authors say.

Nighttime social media use is affecting the sleep of 1 in 5 young people finds new studyNew UK research has found that as many as 1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to use social media. Carried out by Professor Sally Power, Co-Director (Cardiff) Wales Institute for Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD), the research looked at more than 900 school pupils aged between 12-15 years, who were asked to complete a questionnaire on their sleep and nighttime social media habits. The students were asked about their bedtimes and waking times as well as how often they woke up at night to check social media.