FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a good look at the safety and effectiveness of CBD products on Friday, as it weighs how to best regulate the hemp-derived compound going forward.
During a public hearing that…
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FDA Approves First Test for Zika in Human Blood

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 — The first test to detect the Zika virus in human blood has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The test is called the ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA and is made by Seattle-based InBios, which makes…
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CDC Warns Again of Salmonella From Pet Hedgehogs

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 — Ten more cases of salmonella linked to pet hedgehogs have been reported in the United States, bringing the total to 27, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The latest cases were reported in six…
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Financial Disaster May Prompt Self-Destructive Behavior

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 — If England’s 2008 financial crisis was any indication, self-harm often follows economic ruin.
Researchers examined self-poisoning (which largely means drug overdoses) and self-injury events in three British cities and found…
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Violent Video Games, Unlocked Guns a Dangerous Combo for Kids

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 — Shoot ‘em up video games might be making your children far too comfortable with how they approach and handle real-life firearms, a new study argues.
Kids who played a version of Minecraft featuring guns were much more likely…
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Variations on the Plank: Popular Exercise for Your Core

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 — The plank is one of the most popular exercises, surpassing sit-ups and crunches for effective core work.
Planks are thought of as ergonomic, meaning they’re done without going against the natural curves of your body. Planks…
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Bike Lanes Do Help Keep Cyclists Safe

FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 — Here’s a finding that should ease the minds of those who ride their bicycles to work: Bike lanes protect them as they pedal to their destination.
Researchers found they act as a calming mechanism on traffic, slowing cars and…
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