Suicide risk can be hard to measure. But a brain’s reaction to words like ‘carefree’ may offer clues. – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Suicide risk can be hard to measure. But a brain’s reaction to words like ‘carefree’ may offer clues. – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hermitage doctor among physicians approved to prescribe medical cannabis – Sharonherald

Medical marijuana Creative Commons HARRISBURG — The state Department of Health on Wednesday launched the process that will allow prospective medical marijuana patients to get approved to use the drug. The Health Department also announced the first 109 doctors who’ve completed the state-required training to certify that patients are [...]

Woman becomes pregnant – while already pregnant – AsiaOne

Signing up to become a surrogate mother has seen a surge in popularity within the US, despite it being legal in only some states. The number of infants born to gestational surrogates almost doubled between 2004 and 2008, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. But what [...]

Sephora lipstick sample gave her herpes, California woman claims – USA TODAY

x Embed x Share CLOSE Woman sues Sephora, claims tester lipstick gave her herpes. Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has more. Buzz60 Before applying lipstick, neutralize your lips’ hue first by smoothing on concealer or a nude lip primer.(Photo: YakobchukOlena, Getty Images/iStockphoto) PHOENIX — A California woman says she contracted herpes from a lipstick sample at Sephora [...]

Safety grades slip for two of Triad’s three main hospitals, including Moses Cone – Greensboro News & Record

Winston-Salem — Two of the Triad’s three largest hospitals have taken a step back when it comes to their grade in a key measuring stick on patient safety. A semiannual study was released Wednesday by the Leapfrog Group, a national not-for-profit organization founded by larger employers and private health care purchasers. [...]

An algorithm could identify suicidal feelings based on brain scans – Engadget

Based on fMRI scans, the team learned that certain keywords sparked activity in mostly different brain regions depending on whether or not someone was feeling suicidal. With that knowledge, the team produced an algorithm that can measure the overall brain activity and determine when activity in suicide-linked regions is particularly strong. The system is 91 [...]

Black licorice is bad for your heart, FDA warns – New York Post

Black licorice is bad for your heart, FDA warns – New York Post

Black licorice can be more of a trick than a treat, officials warned Tuesday. The chewy goodie is chock-full of a substance that can cause a heart failure, muscle weakness and lethargy, the Federal Drug Administration said in a Halloween-themed video. “Remember, don’t eat large amounts of black licorice at one time,” it cautions in [...]

Woman Sues Sephora — Can You Get Herpes from Lipstick? – Live Science

A California woman is suing the makeup store Sephora, because she claims that she contracted oral herpes from a “tester” tube of lipstick at the store, TMZ reported yesterday (Oct. 30). The woman says she sampled one of the tester lipsticks that was on display in a Hollywood Sephora store in October [...]

Breastfeeding for two months may reduce risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by half – New York Daily News

Babies who are breastfed for at least two months after they’re born reduced their risk of dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome by half, according to a new study. Infants gain the benefits of breastfeeding in only two months, the study found, potentially life-saving news for mothers who either can’t or choose [...]

Safest Hospitals In Illinois: Full List – Patch.com

Thirty-two Illinois hospitals received an A in hospital safety, according to new grades released by The Leapfrog Group on Tuesday. The hospital safety grades are released by the nonprofit group twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. The grades released on Tuesday showed that five states — Oregon, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Wisconsin [...]

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