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World Health Assembly delegates agree new five-year strategic plan

It sets three targets: to ensure that by 2023, 1 billion more people benefit from universal health coverage; 1 billion more people are better protected from health emergencies; and 1 billion more people enjoy better health and wellbeing. WHO estimates th
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 25, 2018 11:02
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Toxins in BBQ Fumes May Be Absorbed Through the Skin

A new study from China suggests letting your skin come into contact with PAHs when you grill food is even more harmful than just savoring the aroma. And clothing won't fully protect you against them. PAHs can cause lung disease and DNA mutations, the re
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2018 15:33
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[UK] The Arguments For and Against Alcohol Warning Labels

the Global Drug Survey (GDS) released details of the biggest ever survey about alcohol labelling in this country. It found that labelling alcohol with warnings regarding its myriad health dangers could help almost half of the survey's participants think a
Vice.com
added May 23, 2018 15:06
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EPA Agenda is a Threat to Public Health, Experts Say

Requiring that all data from scientific studies be made public would also allow industry and other special interests to "abuse and reanalyze" the data in an effort to debunk it, Thurston said. "A lot of the ideas for this rule originated with the tobacco
MedPage Today
added May 21, 2018 14:50
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Smoking and Parenting; Afib and Stroke: It's PodMed Double T!

there are still about 20 million to 25 million households in which parents have kids that cigarette smoke is still in the house, and we're trying to prevent secondhand smoke among children. You can't live in the United States and not be aware that cannabi
MedPage Today
added May 22, 2018 15:25
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[Canada] Vapers Tell Us Why You Should Stop Smoking Joints and Start Vaping Weed

In a few months time, Parliament is expected to approve C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act. True, Health Canada’s proposed packaging looks like an ambitious crossover between David’s Tea and your local hospital’s medical waste disposal department. But,
Vice.com
added May 20, 2018 18:11
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Why can’t patients smoke marijuana in Florida? John Morgan pushes for answers today in court.

In dramatic testimony, two patients who treat their debilitating diseases with marijuana testified in court Wednesday that although they qualify to receive the drug legally, they are alive only because they break the law and smoke it. Diana Dodson of Le
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (TBO.com)
added May 17, 2018 16:35
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Judge to decide Florida ban on smokable medical marijuana

Gievers heard testimony Wednesday from two women with terminal illnesses challenging the state's ban on smoking cannabis. Voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2016 allowing the use of medical marijuana. The only mention of smoking in the amendme
AP - Associated Press
added May 18, 2018 04:40
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Should Florida let patients smoke medical marijuana? A judge will now decide

In dramatic testimony, two patients who treat their debilitating diseases with marijuana testified in court Wednesday that although they qualify to receive the drug legally, they are alive only because they break the law and smoke it.
Miami (FL) Herald
added May 17, 2018 16:31
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Why can’t patients smoke marijuana in Florida? John Morgan pushes for answers today in court.

The definition voters approved included “all types of medical marijuana, including flower, which is smokeable marijuana,” he said. “If the state is able to prohibit smokeable marijuana, why shouldn’t they be able to prohibit vaping? Why shouldn’t they be
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added May 16, 2018 19:31
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