Health

Early use of marijuana can increase its negative health impacts

With new legislation imminent in Canada, marijuana is a hot topic these days. Those who smoke it may be cheering. Those who've never tried it may be thinking, why not? And those looking to make a business out of it are grappling ...

Health

Germany passes new sex worker protection, no-means-no laws

German legislation designed to make life safer for sex workers, including making the use of a condom mandatory, and a stricter "no means no" law both passed their final hurdles Friday with approval from the upper house of ...

Health

The right to say "No"

In psychiatric wards, patients used to be medicated indiscriminately against their will for decades if doctors thought it necessary. It was only after a Federal Constitution Court ruling a few years ago that patient autonomy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Death toll rises to seven from NY Legionnaires' disease

An outbreak of Legionnaires disease in New York has killed seven people and infected 86 others, as the city moved Tuesday to draw up new legislation to halt future outbreaks.

Health

Beverage group sues city over soda warnings, advertising ban

The American Beverage Association has sued the city of San Francisco, claiming new legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary beverages and prohibiting advertisements of them on city property violates the First ...

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