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Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot’s possible health benefits. “This is the first solid, rigorously obtained scientific data” that a marijuana compound ...

How whales got so big: mystery solved?

/ May 24, 2017

How whales got so big: mystery solved?

Scientists think they have answered the mystery of how whales got so huge so quickly. A few million years ago, the largest whales, averaged maybe 15 feet (4.5 meters) long. That is big, but you could still hold a fossil skull in two hands. ...

/ May 23, 2017

Good-looking scientists perceived as 'less able': study

People are more interested in learning about the work of attractive scientists, but they see these good-looking researchers as less able than their average-appearing counterparts, a study suggested Monday. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) highlights the biases ...

Speeding up sepsis care saves lives, study finds

/ May 22, 2017

Speeding up sepsis care saves lives, study finds

Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it’s time they learn. Sepsis is the body’s out-of-control reaction to an infection. By the time patients realize they’re in trouble, ...