Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy

/ May 25, 2017

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 ...

Racial and ethnic hate speech thrives in online games

/ May 14, 2017

Racial and ethnic hate speech thrives in online games

Spend enough time hunting terrorists or wandering dystopian wastelands in online games and you are bound to come across players hurling xenophobic and racist taunts at each other, from Islamophobes in Europe to South Koreans and Japanese bickering over disputed islands. Take the survival ...

Stress from war brings baby boom in Ukraine

/ Mar 3, 2017

Stress from war brings baby boom in Ukraine

Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flash-point town of Avdiivka. The 40-year-old calmed herself by thinking the attacks were just a celebration of the baby girl, whom ...

/ Feb 19, 2017

Advances in imaging could deepen knowledge of brain

New imaging techniques enable exploration of the brain in much more detail than ever before, opening the door to greater understanding of neurological problems and possibly new treatments, researchers say. Showcased at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science ...

Study links working remotely to more stress, insomnia

/ Feb 16, 2017

Study links working remotely to more stress, insomnia

Working outside an office may spare you from commutes and interruptions by colleagues but it also makes you more vulnerable to unpaid overtime, stress and insomnia, the U.N. said Wednesday. A new report from the United Nations International Labour Organization studied the impacts of ...