CHICAGO — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should be used only for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.
Here’s a cold dose of reality for people telling themselves that their extra pounds aren’t harming them: Contrary to 2013 research linking extra weight to a lowered risk of mortality, there’s really no such thing as “healthy obesity.”
Jonathan Lucas, chief deputy medical examiner with the San Diego County medical examiner’s office,in an autopsy exam room where he’s now collecting autopsy samples for genome sequencing to reveal causes for some unexplained deaths, on December 8, 2014. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away.