Florida Mom Calls for Safer Packaging of Marijuana Edibles After Daughter Ate a THC Gummy

The parent changed clothes and put the gummy package in a dresser. When McCoy's daughter went to change, she came across the bag "and, like any 6-year-old would… she ate the candy," says McCoy. McCoy later learned that the gummy had 50 mg of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. For comparison, 10 mg of THC is the industry norm, […]

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‘Better Than the Hospital’: Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home

Late last year, Janet Yetenekian was one of the thousands of people in Southern California whose case of covid-19 was serious enough to send her to the hospital. But Yetenekian’s recovery was not typical: She received hospital-level care in her own home in Glendale. “It was even better than the hospital,” Yetenekian said, laughing. “They were constantly reaching out — […]

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Evolving small-business aid package offers billions for hospitals, coronavirus testing

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration and Congress are nearing an agreement as early as Sunday on an aid package of up to $450 billion to boost a small-business loan program that has run out of money and add funds for hospitals and COVID-19 testing. With small-business owners reeling during a coronavirus outbreak that has shuttered much economic activity, Treasury Secretary […]

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Why Don’t We Have Vaccines Against Everything?

Vaccines are among the most ingenious of inventions, and among the most maddening. Some global killers, like smallpox and polio, have been totally or nearly eradicated by products made with methods dating back to Louis Pasteur. Others, like malaria and H.I.V., utterly frustrate scientists to this day, despite astonishing new weapons like gene-editing. We have a vaccine for Ebola that […]

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