A record-high 60% of Americans back legal marijuana

Oct 20, 2016

A record-high 60% of Americans back legal marijuana

A record-high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before voters in nine states decide whether to expand legal access to pot. When Gallup first asked about this issue in 1969, 12 percent ...

Oct 19, 2016

Risk of miscarriages linked to mutations in gene

Scientists said Wednesday they had linked mutations in a specific gene with an increased risk of recurrent miscarriages, offering hopes of better diagnosis and treatment for affected women. The gene, dubbed FOXD1, was first pinpointed in lab mice, a team of international researchers wrote ...

Oct 5, 2016

Institute penalized for producing vaccine with unauthorized method

The health ministry is considering imposing an additional penalty on blood products and vaccine manufacturer Kaketsuken after discovering that it produced a vaccine for Japanese encephalitis using an unauthorized method, ministry officials said. The ministry has ordered the Kumamoto-based manufacturer, formally known as the ...