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Suicide risk can be hard to measure. But a brain’s reaction to words like ‘carefree’ may offer clues. – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Suicide risk can be hard to measure. But a brain’s reaction to words like ‘carefree’ may offer clues. – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Report: Delaware ties for worst state in hospital safety – The News Journal

CLOSE Leah Binder, CEO of Leapfrog Group, talks with Jayne O’Donnell about her ratings that compared trauma centers. Michael Owens, USA Today Buy Photo Christiana Care Health System’s hospitals were given “B” grades by Leapfrog, a hospital watchdog group. In a recent report, Delaware was ranked No. 49 in hospital safety in the U.S.(Photo: JENNIFER […]

Eating too much black licorice is harmful, FDA warns – Chicago Sun-Times

Do not eat large amounts of black licorice this Halloween— or ever, warns the Food and Drug Administration. The candy, made from a shrub usually found in Greece, Turkey and Asia, contains a compound (glycyrrhizin) that can lower a person’s potassium levels, FDA experts say. So, eating too much could cause heart problems, high blood […]

Pennsylvania Starts Signing up Medical Marijuana Patients – U.S. News & World Report

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FDA Warns Companies Against Claims That Marijuana Cures Diseases – New York Times

The companies sell CBD over the internet in a wide range of oil drops, capsules, syrups, teas and creams. The websites feature endorsements from people — generally identified only by first names and last initials — who claim that they or their loved ones have been miraculously cured of terminal diseases and other illnesses. “There […]

Don’t Binge on All the Black Licorice at Once, FDA Warns – NBCNews.com

If black licorice is among your candy stash this Halloween, be careful not to eat large amounts all at once, the Food and Drug Administration warned. Glycyrrhizin is a sweetening compound derived from licorice root, and this ingredient is found in black licorice. When eaten in excess at once, it lowers potassium which could lead […]

New Jersey suing Purdue Pharma for fueling state’s opioid crisis with deceptive marketing strategy – New York Daily News

New Jersey on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the maker of the chronic pain medication OxyContin of fueling the state’s opioid crisis through deceptive marketing to doctors and patients, including the elderly and the “opioid-naive.” The state’s attorney general, Christopher Porrino, faulted what he called Purdue’s “almost inconceivable callousness and irresponsibility” in […]

Alzheimer’s may begin outside the brain – New York Daily News

Science is looking beyond the brain to better understand Alzheimer’s disease. A new study that holds potential for future therapies shows that Alzheimer’s can start anywhere in the body before traveling to the brain. “Alzheimer’s disease is clearly a disease of the brain. But we need to pay attention to […]

Brain Patterns May Predict People At Risk Of Suicide – NPR

People who are thinking about killing themselves appear to have distinctive brain activity that can now be measured by a computer. In these people, words like “death” and “trouble” produce a distinctive “neural signature” not found in others, scientists report in the journal Nature Human Behaviour. More than 44,000 people commit suicide in the U.S. […]

Woman Sues Sephora — Can You Get Herpes from Lipstick? – Live Science

A California woman is suing the makeup store Sephora, because she claims that she contracted oral herpes from a “tester” tube of lipstick at the store, TMZ reported yesterday (Oct. 30). The woman says she sampled one of the tester lipsticks that was on display in a Hollywood Sephora store in October […]

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