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Cannabis could help older people with many ailments, from sleep problems to arthritis.

Baby boomers once demonized marijuana, but now they’re swearing by it as a miracle cure

People who are over 50 have found that cannabis can soothe the symptoms of arthritis, Parkinson's, and the effects of a stroke.
Dr. Lawrence Palevsky is a leading proponent of the discredited conspiracy theory that vaccines are related to autism. He practices medicine at the Northport Wellness Center (right) in Suffolk County, New York.

This New York doctor has been publicly urging parents not to vaccinate their children in the midst of a measles outbreak. Why is he still allowed to p...

A New York pediatrician has opposed vaccines for more than a decade, but continues to practice medicine.

Doctors are burning out twice as fast as other workers. The problem is costing the US $4.6 billion each year.

Doctors who experience burnout may quit their jobs or work fewer hours. That costs the US healthcare system billions.
Jonathan Lasko, 31, holds the hand of his son Max, age 3.5, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy. A new one-time treatment was just approved for the disease, with a $2.1 million price tag.

The US just approved a $2.1 million treatment for a devastating disease. It’s the most expensive drug in the world.

The treatment, called Zolgensma, should last longer than a typical drug. It also has a much higher price tag.
The testing kit from uBiome.

I tried a test from troubled poop-testing startup uBiome that let me peek inside a ‘forgotten organ.’ Here’s what I learned.

I tried a gut-microbiome test kit from uBiome, hoping to learn more about the trillions of organisms in my digestive tract. I came away surprised.
UBiome founders Zac Apte and Jessica Richman

uBiome’s founder repeatedly presented herself as years younger than she was, in the latest sign of trouble at the embattled $600 million poop-te...

Cofounder Jessica Richman presented herself as years younger than she was, in an apparent effort to be included in articles showcasing young founders.

Denver just became the first city in the US to decriminalize magic mushrooms. Here’s what they do to your body and mind.

Mushroom's active ingredient is a drug called psilocybin, which has the potential to address conditions like anxiety and depression.
Psychedelics appear to have a unique ability to treat conditions that fail to respond to even the best current medicines.

Tim Ferriss just helped launch the world’s first research center dedicated to turning psychedelics into medicines

The research hub opens Friday with funds from Tim Ferriss. Scientists will explore the drugs' potential to treat mental illnesses like depression.
Americans are paying more than people from other countries for some key services.

6 things that cost more in the US than they do abroad

From internet access fees to drug prices, US consumers are often forced to pay higher prices than found internationally.
A new experimental gene therapy has cured babies born with a genetic disease dubbed "bubble boy" syndrome.

There’s now a cure for the deadly genetic disorder known as ‘bubble-boy’ disease

Doctors used a cutting-edge medical technique called gene therapy to treat 10 babies born with the disease. The biotech that helped saw its stock surge.