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In this Monday, April 23, 2018, photo, Lukas Inman, 19, interacts with his father in Colorado Springs, Colo. Inman suffers from a rare and severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents, including Lukas,' who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
Some parents of epileptic kids wary of pot-based medicationParents desperate to help their children with severe epilepsy for years have used marijuana-based products made legal by a growing number of states
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FILE - In this June 11, 2018 file photo, Billy Caldwell sits with his mother Charlotte. Former British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Tuesday, June 19 for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana. Hague changed his public stance on cannabis policy days after the government relented and allowed a 12-year-old epileptic boy to receive cannabis oil treatment that his mother said was needed to prevent life-threatening seizures. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said he was convinced after talking to clinicians that the boy, Billy Caldwell, faced a medical crisis.(Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP, File)
UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kidsThe British government says it is reviewing its ban on cannabis-based medicines, but is rejecting calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data released by the government Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light upSmoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE – In this April 23, 2010, file photo, workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near the Bradford County township of Burlington, Pa. New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)
Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boomNew research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom
The Associated Press20 hours ago
GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditionsA bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions.
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Family Fights to Save Boy With 'Childhood Alzheimer's'During a visit to the doctor for chronic pancreatitis in 2016, the gastroenterologist suggested to Jennifer Sarkar that she take her son, Carter, to see a geneticist because he was not yet potty-trained. "After 30 seconds [the geneticist] looked at him and said, 'He might have Sanfilippo syndrome,'" Sarkar...
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FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2007, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, center, stands between Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., before a debate at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Rendell said at a Monday, June 18, 2018, news conference that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease three-and-a-half years earlier. Rendell, a Democrat, was Pennsylvania's two-term governor from 2003 through 2010, chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a two-term Philadelphia mayor. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)
Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson'sFormer Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
The Associated Press1 day ago
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividendBritish Prime Minister Theresa May says a 3.4 percent a year boost to health care funding will be partly paid for by a "Brexit dividend" of money saved by leaving the European Union
The Associated Press1 day ago
Disney Issues Seizure Warning for Incredibles 2After anecdotal warnings circulated on social media , Disney has issued an official seizure warning for Incredibles 2 . Both the film and the trailer contain flashing or strobe light effects, which can cause seizures for some epileptic viewers; the Epilepsy Foundation spoke out about the issue, and a petition called for...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 file photo, a man plays a game at the Paris Games Week in Paris. The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problemThe World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing many young players
The Associated Press1 day ago
The State With the Most PsychopathsSurprise, surprise: The place home to the most psychopaths in the US is Washington, DC. By far. That's according to new research out of Southern Methodist University. The survey doesn't count actual diagnoses but extrapolates from earlier research on the distribution of the "big five" personality traits (extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness,...
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ER Doc Mocks Man During Anxiety Attack: 'He Must Be Dead!'An ER doctor announcing you're one of the "least sick of all the people" sounds like good news, but in the case of Samuel Bardwell, it was a callous statement made while he was suffering a full-blown anxiety attack. Now Beth Keegstra, 57, the contracted physician who tended to the...
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