/ Apr 5, 2017

Brains of 'superagers' shrink more slowly

The brain shrinks as people age, but a select group of elders known as “superagers” lose less brain volume than others, which may help them stay sharp, researchers said Tuesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that superagers, 80 ...

Argentine Senate approves medical use of cannabis oil

/ Mar 30, 2017

Argentine Senate approves medical use of cannabis oil

Argentina’s Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients. The legislation approved by senators ...

Drug to combat alcoholism works, researchers claim

/ Mar 19, 2017

Drug to combat alcoholism works, researchers claim

French researchers provided fresh evidence Friday to support claims that a drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism, and prescribed for this purpose in France, actually works. The drug, baclofen, had “a positive effect” at high doses in reducing alcohol consumption over a ...

/ Mar 16, 2017

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in U.S.

Facing pressure from environmentalists and shareholder activists, major U.S. food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit antibiotics in farm animals raised for meat. Last month, Tyson Foods announced a “no antibiotics ever” pledge for all Tyson-branded chicken products, building on an earlier ...

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes': report

Mar 15, 2017

Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes': report

More than 800 health workers have died in “acts of war crimes” in Syria since 2011, in hospital bombings, shootings, torture and executions perpetrated mainly by government-backed forces, researchers said Wednesday as the world marked the sixth anniversary of the eruption of anti-government protests ...