Car crashes rise in states with legal marijuana, study finds

Car crashes rise in states with legal marijuana, study finds

The researchers looked at Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington and found that the frequency of collision claims per insured vehicle year rose a combined 6 percent following the start of legalization, when compared to neighboring states that haven’t legalized recreational pot. (The study defines an “insured vehicle year” as one vehicle insured for one year, […]

Artificial intelligence in healthcare

Artificial intelligence in healthcare

There seem to be almost endless ways artificial intelligence (AI) could transform healthcare, such as preventing disease and improving diagnoses and treatment, but for pharma there is a very real, near-term issue to solve – the escalating price and dwindling returns on R&D. The AI revolution is being driven by massive leaps forward in computing […]

Ditching junk food causes withdrawals similar to drug addiction, study says

Ditching junk food causes withdrawals similar to drug addiction, study says

MGN – Pixabay Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. MGN – Pixabay SAN FRANCISCO, CA. (KRON) – Courtesy: Alexa Mae Asperin (KRON) You may want to think twice before reaching for another fry or two. By thinking twice, we mean go ahead and have at […]

New Alzheimer's drug undergoing trials at two area sites

New Alzheimer's drug undergoing trials at two area sites

From left, Dr. Adam Mecca of the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit, Sylwia Lipior, clinical research coordinator at the unit, Dr. Alan Siegal, psychiatrist at Geriatric and Adult Psychiatry in Hamden, and Dr. Robert Berman, chief medical officer of Biohaven Pharmaceuticals in New Haven. less From left, Dr. Adam Mecca of the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease […]

GSW's grassroots approach to research wins it 'Agency of the Year' award

GSW's grassroots approach to research wins it 'Agency of the Year' award

Talking about healthcare—whether it’s the benefits of an innovative drug, a new device or product, or the care provided at a community hospital—can be difficult. Too often outreach efforts are overrun with jargon that the targeted audiences may not understand. That’s not an insurmountable problem for the Agency of the Year in the 2018 Healthcare […]

In an Old Drug, New Hope for Depression

In an Old Drug, New Hope for Depression

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the world’s leading cause of disability, affecting some 300 million people worldwide. Traditional treatments, developed in the 1960s and 70s, fail many patients. One in every three patients derives no benefit from medication, and about one of every five people with MDD is classified as having treatment-resistant depression. At the […]

Study shows higher rate of stroke among pot smokers

Study shows higher rate of stroke among pot smokers

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users pause. The risk for any stroke could increase by 15 percent and it could jump 29 percent for an ischemic […]

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