Health

New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New Yorkers can now possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, while sales of recreational-use marijuana won't become legal for an estimated 18 months until the state ...

Overweight & Obesity

Mexico targets junk food as obesity takes toll amid pandemic

As more states propose or approve bans on junk food sales to minors, Mexico is seeing the tide turn against high-calorie snacks that experts say have given the country one of the highest rates of childhood obesity and an ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NYC begins registering travelers at COVID-19 checkpoints

New York City opened new traveler checkpoints Thursday to register visitors and residents returning from checkpoints don't involve the police, but the city's Sheriff's Office, which enforces civil law, said it would pull ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New York to set up COVID-19 'checkpoints'

New York will put up checkpoints at key entry points to the city to ensure that travelers are complying with the state's quarantine requirements, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why COVID-19 immunity passports may violate US law

As the COVID-19 crisis wreaks havoc across the globe, a handful of countries, including Germany, Chile and the United States, are mulling the use of immunity passports to make clear who is immune from coronavirus infection.

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