Multiple Sclerosis

Big data, tailored care

What looks like an old-school phone book is gripped by UCSF neuroscientist Pierre-Antoine Gourraud, PhD, MPH. But he soon sets the record straight: the thick packet he is holding is actually the medical file ...

Nov 18, 2013
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Czechs in quandary over legal medical marijuana

(AP)—Just three years ago, the only thing that Zdenek Majzlik knew about cannabis was that it's good stuff for making rope. Today, the 67-year-old retired nuclear power plant employee is an experienced ...

Nov 15, 2013
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DC on fast track to decriminalizing pot possession

It took nearly 15 years after voters approved medical marijuana for it to become available in Washington, D.C., but the next major change to pot laws in the U.S. capital is on the fast track.

Nov 02, 2013
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