Health, Fitness & Food

A man displays medical marijuana from a Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary in Salem. Jonathan Wiggs | The Boston Globe | Getty Images U.S. lawmakers weighed reforming pot laws in what advocates called a “historic” hearing Wednesday, with numerous members of Congress saying they wanted to loosen federal laws, even legalize marijuana. “Marijuana decriminalization may be
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Gail Koziara Boudreaux attends The Women’s Sports Foundation’s 39th Annual Salute To Women In Sports And The Girls They Inspire Awards Gala on October 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Women’s Sports Foundation) Michael Loccisano | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Health insurance isn’t exactly known for its
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to guests at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Annual International Convention on June 28, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images Joe Biden, former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, said Friday he would bring back the individual mandate, the penalty for not having
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Beyond Meat’s “meatier” plant-based burger. Source: Beyond Burger A vegan with high cholesterol sounds almost as paradoxical as a hamburger without meat. However, not only do both of these exist, but they both share common ancestors – Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. The health-conscious and environmentally woke populace of America has championed these two companies
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Researchers say they’re one step closer to finding a potential cure for HIV after successfully eliminated the virus in living mice for the first time. Using a combination of CRISPR gene editing technology and a therapeutic treatment called LASER ART, scientists at Temple University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center said they erased HIV
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Support among many of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls of government health care for undocumented immigrants may prove damaging in the eventual race against President Donald Trump, former Sen. Evan Bayh told CNBC on Monday. “That particular position may come back to haunt them in the general election,” said the Indiana Democrat who also served as
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Investors should put their money in small- to mid-cap biotech stocks as rhetoric about changing the U.S. health-care system ramps up during the Democratic primary debate season, Jefferies analyst Michael Yee said Friday. “The big biotechs have to buy the big and small biotechs, and that’s where most [health-care] investors have been playing,” Yee said
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Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb speaking at the Healthy Returns conference in New York City on May 21, 2019. Astrid Stawiarz | CNBC Scott Gottlieb, who stepped down as Food and Drug Administration Commissioner in April, will join Pfizer‘s board of directors, the company announced Thursday. Gottlieb resigned from the agency this spring after
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Ulrich Baumgarten | Getty Images International researchers say there’s “strong evidence” the HPV vaccine prevents cervical cancer and should be expanded to boys and adults, according to a World Health Organization study published Wednesday in The Lancet. “Because of our finding, we believe the WHO call for action to eliminate cervical cancer may be possible
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Defense attorney Larry Ottaway speaks during opening arguments on the first day of a trial of Johnson & Johnson over claims they engaged in deceptive marketing that contributed to the national opioid epidemic in Norman, Oklahoma, U.S. May 28, 2019. Sue Ogrocki | Reuters An Oklahoma judge Monday approved Teva Pharmaceuticals‘ revised $85 million settlement
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Image Source | Getty Images Dietary advice seems to change every decade. Fat is bad, then suddenly it’s good again. Nowadays, for many people, carbs are the enemy. But it turns out that healthy dietary guidelines can’t be boiled down into simple rules. A new crop of studies, which leverage the latest health testing and
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Bernard Charles, chief executive officer of Dassault Systemes SA. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images French technology company Dassault Systèmes is nearing a deal to acquire Medidata Solutions, according to people familiar with the matter. The likely agreement was reported earlier by Bloomberg, which also published a story in April saying the companies were in
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Dr. William Hurlbut, Paul Dabrowski and Dr. Samarth Kulkarni during a panel discussion ” Genetics, CRISPR and Medical Ethics” at the CNBC Healthy Returns conference in New York on May 21, 2019. Astrid Stawiarz | CNBC After a Chinese scientist last year made history by using CRISPR technology to genetically modify two newborns, the scientific
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Beverly Hills City Hall in Beverly Hills, California on January 13, 2018. Raymond Boyd | Michael Ochs Archives | Getty Images LOS ANGELES — The Beverly Hills City Council will consider a first-in-the-nation ban on all tobacco sales next Tuesday. The ordinance would apply to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes sold
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We live in an incredible era of progress in human health. Advances in cell and gene therapies are beginning to yield powerful new treatments for some of the most devastating illnesses. With many of these new therapies we are no longer combating diseases over time, but potentially curing them in a single treatment. This is
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Analysts say Amazon is poised to disrupt the $934.8 billion dollar global pharmaceutical industry. PillPack Nimble Pharmacy was among a crop of emerging companies, backed by venture capitalists, aiming to deliver prescription drugs from their own pharmacies to consumers’ homes or offices. Then Amazon bought online pharmacy PillPack in 2018, and Nimble needed to find
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