Slow start, but it’s not over yet: 5 things to know about this year’s flu season

As influenza season trudges on, public health officials report fewer cases than last year’s severe and deadly season. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released recently shows a more effective vaccine compared with the previous two seasons and called this season a low-severity year so far for influenza—classified as having a fever, cough and body aches. But local […]

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Maryland regulators: Is medical marijuana effective for treating opioid addiction? Answer: It’s complicated

As opioid overdose deaths continued to mount in Maryland last year, state lawmakers asked medical marijuana regulators to determine whether cannabis could be effective at treating addiction to heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone. The answer—not really—was submitted to the General Assembly this week by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. “A comprehensive review of existing medical literature shows that there is no […]

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It’s not ‘naughty’ to indulge over the holidays and this is why

The season has barely begun but the preparations for post-festive guilt are already in full swing. Lest any of us plebeians indulge this month, the ever-noble weight loss companies have our collective backs. Indulging is not the problem, our attitude to our bodies and food is. Credit:Stocksy One email I received last week proffered the “leading” dietitian, of one well […]

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