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Louisiana set to reclassify abortion pills as controlled, dangerous substances − here’s what that means

Misoprostol has a long history of safe and effective use. AP Photo/Allen G. BreedLouisiana’s Legislature approved a bill on May 23, 2024, that would reclassify two abortion pills, mifepristone and ...
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Alcohol use disorder can be treated with an array of medications – but few people have heard of them

Drugs used to treat alcohol use disorder have been on the market for decades but are rarely prescribed. Krit of Studio OMG/Moment via Getty ImagesMore than 29.5 million Americans ages ...
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Florence Nightingale overcame the limits set on proper Victorian women – and brought modern science and statistics to nursing

Florence Nightingale experienced her personal call to nursing at age 16 and ultimately became known as the "Lady with the Lamp." Photos.com/Getty ImagesFor nearly 200 years, Florence Nightingale’s name has ...
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How cannabis and psilocybin might help some of the 50 million Americans who are experiencing chronic pain

Cannabis -- also known as marijuana -- is an ancient medicinal plant with promising new medical applications. Nancy Honey/Image Source via Getty ImagesThe U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency announced in late ...
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How does the brain think?

Thinking builds neural networks, which is why practice improves performance. Francesco Carta fotografo/Moment via Getty Images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a ...
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Healthy teeth are wondrous and priceless – a dentist explains why and how best to protect them

Healthy teeth are truly priceless. Moncherie/E+ via Getty ImagesAt an auction in England in 2011, one of John Lennon’s teeth sold for just over US$31,000. How much are your teeth ...
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Nearsightedness is at epidemic levels – and the problem begins in childhood

Nearsightedness is also known as myopia. Witthaya Prasongsin/Moment via Getty ImagesMyopia, or the need for corrected vision to focus or see objects at a distance, has become a lot more ...
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Cannabis legalization has led to a boom in potent forms of the drug that present new hazards for adolescents

Many of today's cannabis products barely resemble the 'weed' that most middle-aged adults grew up with. VladK213/iStock via Getty ImagesEventually, most adults reach a point where we realize we are ...
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Removing PFAS from public water will cost billions and take time – here are ways to filter out some harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home

PFAS are showing up in water systems across the U.S. Jacek Dylag/Unsplash, CC BYChemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging ...
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Nitazenes found in 5 overdose deaths in Philly – here’s what they are and why they’re so deadly

Nitazenes are a class of synthetic opioids more potent than fentanyl. Joe Lamberti/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesThe Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office found that nitazenes, a synthetic opioid up to ...
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