The Global Commission on Drug Policy, an assemblage of former national leaders, policy makers and experts, has issued a new report (PDF) that calls the war on drugs “the main reason” for the continuing HIV/AIDS epidemic around the world.
Israeli military police have arrested 15 people, most of them soldiers, accused of helping smuggle drugs from Egypt’s Sinai peninsula across the southern Israeli border, the army said on Monday.
Three federal police officers were shot and killed Monday when they tried to arrest drug trafficking suspects at Mexico City’s international airport, officials said.
After arresting a 30-year-old man who they said was violently assaulting several individuals, police brought him to the emergency room rather than to the station because of his behavior, including confusion, agitation and nonsensical speech.
For those who need help getting pregnant, the thought of having a child who's a little shorter than other kids probably won't be much of a worry. But the question of whether infertility treatment causes unanticipated consequences remains fertile grou
About 10 percent of fibromyalgia patients use marijuana to relieve symptoms such as pain, fatigue and insomnia, a new study has found.
A protein required to regrow injured peripheral nerves has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Walgreens, already the largest drug retailing chain in the US, is to expand into the global marketplace with the takeover of Alliance Boots in the UK.
A Georgia woman fighting a flesh-eating disease is refusing to take pain medications during some procedures, partly because of her personal convictions, her father said.
In 2004 George W. Bush's re-election campaign worked to put anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives up for vote in several swing states in order to turn out more hard-core conservatives to the polls.
Mayor Bloomberg has uncharacteristically adjusted New York’s position on marijuana arrests. The move would downgrade marijuana position from an arrestable offense to a fineable one while also increasing ticket revenue and reducing the overcrowded pr
Using a technique known as “nucleic acid origami,” chemical engineers have built tiny particles made out of DNA and RNA that can deliver snippets of RNA directly to tumors, turning off genes expressed in cancer cells.
Spinal stimulation combined with assisted walking therapy generates new neural circuits and restores voluntary leg movement.
One pharmaceutical company aims to lengthen a stroke's drug-treatable period from hours to months.
Bill Clinton he was not. When it came to smoking pot, the teenage Barack Obama had rules. You had to embrace "total absorption" or face a penalty. When you smoked in the car, "the windows had to be rolled up." And he could horn his way in, calling ou
My flight from the American healthcare system began in my late twenties during a period of severe personal crisis, mostly mental.
Even if students have a prescription for pot, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Colleges that let students self-medicate on campus could jeopardize their federal funding.
Two preliminary studies suggest that some headway is being made in both the detection and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Antibodies that help to stop the HIV virus have been found in breast milk.
With chronic diseases continuing to rise, health care costs spiraling out of sight, and research to find "cures" continuing to take in billions each year while acceptable solutions remain "a few years away," a small but growing sector is finding answ
How quickly deadly viruses evolve depends on many factors, new research suggests.
An experimental drug targeting a common mutation in melanoma successfully shrank tumors that spread to the brain in nine out of 10 patients in part of an international phase I clinical trial report in the May 18 issue of The Lancet.
A mother trying to protect her daughter from the harmful effects of a controversial drug was surrounded by the SWAT team after she was reported to CPS for trying to wean her daughter off the drug. Eventually her daughter was kidnapped from her home a
Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed fuel drug-resistance in human infectious diseases.
A new link between obesity and type 2 diabetes found in mice could open the door to exploring new potential drug treatments for diabetes, University of Michigan Health System research has found.
Corticosteroid nasal sprays apparently are not a silver bullet when it comes to symptom relief for acute sinusitis patients, a new review suggests.
Can Siri help you find a cure for cancer?
Would you purchase prescription drugs from a vending machine? Thanks to a new move by the FDA to allow the public to diagnose themselves with conditions and purchase the appropriate pharmaceuticals from a vending machine, it may become a reality.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-backed group Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) is on a mission to forcibly vaccinate every single child on the planet against every single known "preventable disease."
For most people with asthma, a couple of puffs from an inhaler filled with steroids makes breathing easy.