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Oregon's Medical Marijuana Program Admits to Problems

Oregon's Medical Marijuana Program Admits to Problems

By Andrew Selsky | Jul 13
The agency overseeing Oregon's legal medical marijuana industry conceded in a report Thursday it has not provided effective oversight of growers and others in the industry, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted to the black market.

Nurses at Vermont's Largest Medical Center Go on Strike

Nurses at Vermont's Largest Medical Center Go on Strike

Jul 13
About 1,800 unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital launched a two-day strike Thursday following unsuccessful contract negotiations, but hospital officials say operations continued with little disruption for patients.

FDA to More Aggressively Tackle Disruptive Drug Shortages

FDA to More Aggressively Tackle Disruptive Drug Shortages

By Linda A. Johnson | Jul 13
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it wants to more aggressively fight medication shortages that have led to rationing of some drugs and disrupted patient care.

Penis-Size Study Professor  Reveals How Abuse Led  Her to Cancel Research

Penis-Size Study Professor Reveals How Abuse Led Her to Cancel Research

Jul 12
Alicia M. Walker PhD, the Missouri State University professor who had to cancel her study on penis size and self-esteem partly because of media coverage, has spoken out about the controversy.

Man's Horror Story About This Sex Act Sending Him to the ER Goes Viral, Twitter Reacts

Man's Horror Story About This Sex Act Sending Him to the ER Goes Viral, Twitter Reacts

Jul 12
A 19-year-old Chicago man's story about a Grindr hookup gone wrong, sending him to the emergency room, is going viral this week.

New ways to Conquer Sleep Apnea Compete for Place in Bedroom

New ways to Conquer Sleep Apnea Compete for Place in Bedroom

By Carla K. Johnson | Jul 12
New ways of conquering sleep apnea, and the explosive snoring that comes with it, are vying for a place in the bedrooms of millions of people craving a good night's sleep.

Nevada Execution Delayed Indefinitely After Ruling on Drug

Nevada Execution Delayed Indefinitely After Ruling on Drug

By Ken Ritter and Michelle L. Price | Jul 12
A state trying to execute its first inmate in 12 years using an untested combination of drugs is heading back to planning stages, and a twice-convicted killer who wants to die will return to death row.

Japan Police Search Home of Nurse in Hospital Poison Deaths

Japan Police Search Home of Nurse in Hospital Poison Deaths

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jul 12
Japanese authorities on Thursday raided the apartment of a nurse who's in custody on suspicion of fatally poisoning at least two elderly patients at a terminal care hospital.

Late-Life High Blood Pressure May Harm the Brain, Study Says

Late-Life High Blood Pressure May Harm the Brain, Study Says

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 12
Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help solve mysteries about Alzheimer's and other diseases.

Trump Administration Slashes 'Obamacare' Sign-Up Assistance

Trump Administration Slashes 'Obamacare' Sign-Up Assistance

Jul 12
For the second time in days, the Trump administration is taking action to undercut the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.

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