Health

(Undated) -- A leading physicians group is changing its stance on the use of medical marijuana for children. The American Academy of Pediatrics now says specially grown pot may be a treatment option for kids with severe seizure disorders. It also is pushing for such marijuana...
(Undated) -- The nation's leading pediatricians group is urging vaccinations for children as a measles outbreak grows. The American Academy of Pediatrics says all children should get the vaccine against the contagious virus, although there are concerns anti-vaccine activists...
(Undated) -- Liberian health officials say their country is close to eradicating the deadly Ebola virus. Liberia's assistant health minister said Saturday there are only five confirmed cases left there. The worst outbreak of the virus in history is blamed for causing almost nine...
(New Orleans, LA) -- New Orleans is going the way of other communities in the nation who have already banned smoking in most public places. City Council members voted unanimously Thursday to prohibit smoking in bars and casinos. The prohibition includes E-cigarettes. Enforcement...
(Undated) -- Here's something new to worry about. Doctors are seeing more gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine, or Gep-Net, tumors, and they're not sure why. Dr. Eric Liu, the chief medical advisor at the Healing NET Foundation, says the problem has increased as much...
(Undated) -- Taking antibiotics to treat diarrhea may put travelers at risk of contracting drug-resistant superbugs. Researchers at Helsinki University Hospital in Finland say people visiting developing countries should only take antibiotics in severe cases. The study found that...
(Undated) -- The first doses of an Ebola vaccine arrive in West Africa today. Health care providers in Liberia will test vaccines developed by drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and NewLink. The pharmaceutical companies worked with the National Institutes of Health in developing...
(Rochester, NY) -- Pregnant women who eat fish have healthier babies. Researchers at the University of Rochester gathered data over thirty years from the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean, where pregnant women eat up to 12 servings of fish per week. Researchers say the...
(Undated) -- Keeping a happy Twitter feed could be good for your health. Researchers from University of Pennsylvania analyzed thousands of random tweets from around the Northeast, determining them as either negative or positive based on mentions of words like "hate" or "friends...