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Germany allows seriously ill patients to grow their own cannabis

A German court ruled on Tuesday that somepeople suffering from chronic pain should be able to cultivatetheir own cannabis...

India to probe corruption in healthcare after TV sting

India has ordered an investigationinto doctors and laboratories suspected of offering kickbacksfor referring patients for...

U.S. Medicare program scales back hospice drugs restrictions

The Obama administration on Fridaybacked down on restrictions of private insurance coverage forhospice drugs under Medicare,...

Weather not tied to back pain: study

Back pain is no more likely tostrike on cold, rainy days than in fair weather, according to anew study from Australia. Temperature,...

Early ACL surgery has benefits for young athletes

Young athletes who put offsurgery after tearing their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) maybe more likely to sustain a second...

More than half of rugby tournament players lost time from injuries

Nearly 55 percent of rugbyplayers were sidelined by injuries during a 2012 internationaltournament, according to a new report....

Massachusetts curbs compounding pharmacies after 2012 meningitis outbreak

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patricksigned a law Thursday to rein in compounding pharmacies, aftertainted drugs produced...

Berkeley, California orders free pot for poor patients

A California college townknown for its liberal activism has voted to make medicinalmarijuana dispensaries give away free...

Former NYC hospital exec charged with $5.6 mln painkiller theft

A former pharmacy executive at a majorNew York City hospital was arrested on Tuesday and charged withstealing $5.6 million...

Washington state issues retail pot licenses

Washington state took the final step inlegalizing recreational marijuana use on Monday when officialsbegan issuing retail...

New York governor signs medical marijuana bill into law

Governor Andrew Cuomo said onMonday he had signed legislation making New York the 23rd stateto allow medical marijuana, calling...

Overweight osteoarthritis patients have more pain: study

Overweight and obese people witharthritis in their knees tend to report more pain than slimmerpeople with the chronic joint...

Study finds little benefit, some harm from steroid shots for back pain

Steroid injections widely usedto treat back pain offer little or no real benefit, according toa new study of 400 patients....

Bone marrow transplant safe, effective for adult sickle cell patients: study

Bone marrow transplants, whichhave already been used to cure sickle cell disease in children,may also hold promise for adults,...

Pot shops buzz, crime eases as Colorado law marks 6 months

At the Native Roots Apothecary, adiscreet marijuana shop in a grand old building in Denver's busy16th street shopping mall,...

Pain killer prescription practices vary widely among U.S. states- study

Wide state-by-state variations in howoften U.S. doctors prescribe opioid pain killers underline theneed for tighter regulations...

One-third of knee replacements in the U.S. may be inappropriate

Judging by the symptoms ofpeople with knee arthritis, one-third of knee replacementsurgeries may be inappropriate, according...

U.S. warns against lidocaine as painkiller for teething babies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationwarned on Thursday against using a lidocaine solution as a painreliever on teething...

Women prefer longer labor over more intense pain: study

If you were giving birth, whatwould be your choice: a longer labor with relatively less pain,or a shorter labor with terrible...

Platelet injections don't speed hamstring repair: study

Injecting platelets from theblood into a damaged hamstring muscle does nothing to speedhealing, according to a new study...

3-D technique improves on standard mammograms: study

Combining digital mammographywith a 3-D technique may improve doctors' ability to identifybreast cancers and decrease the...

Death or immobility often follows hip fractures in nursing homes

Half of nursing home residentswho have a hip fracture either die or lose the ability to walkon their own in the six months...

Soccer's many moves boost fitness skills, experts say

Young soccer players may never reachthe dazzling athleticism on display at the World Cup in Brazil,but fitness experts say...

Medical pot bill wins final passage in New York state legislature

New York state lawmakers gave finalapproval on Friday to allow limited access to medical marijuanaand make New York the 23rd...

Metal allergies may affect joint replacement success

Metal sensitivities can lead tofailure of replacement joints, and patients should be carefullyevaluated for a possible reaction...

New York poised to become 23rd U.S. state to allow medical marijuana

Governor Andrew Cuomo and statelawmakers announced a deal on Thursday that would allow limitedaccess to medical marijuana...

Uruguay set to allow doctors to prescribe cannabis

Uruguay, which recently passed a lawmaking it the first country to legalize the production and saleof cannabis, will also...

New England states joining forces to take on heroin crisis

The governors of five New Englandstates said on Tuesday they would begin to share data onprescriptions to cut down on "doctor...

In France, woman sang during throat surgery to save voice

A professional singer said on Monday shesang through a throat surgery carried out under hypnosis inFrance to ensure that...

ADVISORY-Florida governor signs law allowing limited medical marijuana use

(Repeats story published June 16, 2014) By Reuters Staff STORY_NUMBER: L2N0OY0IZSTORY_DATE: 17/06/2014STORY_TIME: 1525 GMT

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