Hong Kong to Ban CBD, Label It a ‘Dangerous Drug’

Hong Kong to Ban CBD, Label It a 'Dangerous Drug'

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will ban CBD starting Wednesday, categorizing it as a “dangerous drug” and mandating harsh penalties for its smuggling, production and possession, customs authorities announced Friday. Supporters say CBD can treat a range of ailments including anxiety and that, unlike its more famous cousin THC — which is already illegal … Read more

Record 16.5 Million Americans Have Signed Up for Obamacare

Record 16.5 Million Americans Have Signed Up for Obamacare

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — More than 3 million new people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, this year, swelling enrollment numbers to a record 16.3 million Americans. “On the 10th anniversary of the ACA Marketplaces, the numbers speak for … Read more

Winter Wonderland? Not for Your Skin

Winter Wonderland? Not for Your Skin

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) SATURDAY, Jan. 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Winter is no friend to the body’s delicate skin, but an expert offers three key tips: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. “It’s pretty intuitive, but it bears repeating,” said dermatologist Dr. David Pearson, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, in … Read more

CDC: Flu Activity Declining Across the U.S.

CDC: Flu Activity Declining Across the U.S.

The U.S. has experienced declining flu activity across the country, according to the most recent update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall this season, the CDC estimates there have been at least 25 million illnesses, 270,000 hospitalizations and 17,000 deaths from flu. These low-end figures are within historical ranges from past seasons … Read more

March for Life Returns to DC With New Post-Roe V. Wade Focus

March for Life Returns to DC With New Post-Roe V. Wade Focus

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year ago, the annual March for Life protest against legal abortion took place in Washington amid a mood of undisguised triumph. With a fresh conservative majority on the Supreme Court, thousands of marchers braved bitterly cold weather to celebrate the seemingly inevitable fall of Roe v. Wade. Movement leaders say they … Read more

ADHD Tied to Higher Rates of Anxiety, Depression

ADHD Tied to Higher Rates of Anxiety, Depression

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) THURSDAY, Jan. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be an even bigger predictor of depression and anxiety in adulthood than autism is, a new study finds — highlighting the mental health side of the disorder. It’s known that kids and adults with ADHD often have co-existing … Read more

Group of Faith Leaders Sue Challenging Missouri Abortion Law

Group of Faith Leaders Sue Challenging Missouri Abortion Law

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of several Missouri faith leaders on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision asks a court to throw out the state’s abortion law, alleging that lawmakers openly invoked their personal religious beliefs in drafting the measure. Since then, religious abortion rights … Read more

Study: Non-Infectious Diseases Cause Early Death in Pakistan

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has considerable control over infectious diseases but now struggles against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer as causes of early deaths, according to a new study published Thursday. The Lancet Global Health, a prestigious British-based medical journal, reported that five non-communicable diseases — ischaemic heart disease, stroke, congenital defects, cirrhosis, and chronic … Read more

Hong Kong to Scrap Isolation Rule for New COVID-19 Cases

Hong Kong to Scrap Isolation Rule for New COVID-19 Cases

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will scrap its mandatory isolation rule for people infected with COVID-19 from Jan. 30 as part of its strategy to return the southern Chinese city to normalcy, the city’s leader said on Thursday. For most of the pandemic over the last three years, Hong Kong has aligned itself with … Read more

Lesion Removed From Jill Biden’s Eyelid Was Non-Cancerous

Lesion Removed From Jill Biden's Eyelid Was Non-Cancerous

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lesion removed by surgeons last week from first lady Jill Biden’s left eyelid was a non-cancerous growth, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, physician to President Joe Biden, said Wednesday. O’Conner said in a memo released by the White House that a biopsy showed that the legion was seborrheic keratosis, a “very common, totally … Read more