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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 08:01 AM EDT

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Florida

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Florida

The first shop that can legally sell medical marijuana in Florida opened at a strip mall in Tallahassee on Tuesday and Dallas Nagy became its first customer, buying cannabis capsules that he hopes will ease his...

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016 at 04:25 AM EDT

FDA Reconsiders Gay Blood Ban

FDA Reconsiders Gay Blood Ban

Facing increased pressure from Democrats in Congress, the Food and Drug Administration began to officially reconsider its policy limiting blood donations from gay and bisexual men on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 10:11 PM EDT

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Disease Discovery: Paper

The ice bucket challenge became a phenomenon in the of summer 2014, and the boost in funding it brought about helped lead to a significant discovery in the study of the ALS disease, according to a paper...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 08:16 PM EDT

Medical Camp Lets Northern VA Teens Explore Areas of Medicine

Medical Camp Lets Northern VA Teens Explore Areas of Medicine

A northern Virginia hospital runs a two-day camp for high school students interested in medicine to explore the range of careers in that field. Students can learn how to do injections, how to run DNA tests...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 04:46 PM EDT

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

FDA Strengthens Warning on Powerful Antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration strengthened warnings on a class of antibiotics, calling it too strong to be used for sinus infections, bronchitis and simple urinary tract infections. Fluoroquinolones,...

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 at 02:02 PM EDT

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

NJ Nurse Repeatedly Stabs Boy With Autism With Needle: AG

New Jersey officials say a nurse caught on videotape stabbing a boy with autism with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during the investigation. Acting Attorney...