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Charlotte Figi, the girl who inspired a CBD movement, has died at age 13

Charlotte Figi, the girl who inspired a CBD movement, has died at age 13

Charlotte Figi, a child with a catastrophic type of epilepsy who went on to inspire a CBD movement, passed away Tuesday at age 13. Charlotte had recently been hospitalized due to pneumonia, breathing problems and seizures. She was treated as a likely case of Covid-19, her mother, Paige Figi, said Wednesday, although she tested negative…MORE

US suicide rate climbs 35% since 1999, new report finds

US suicide rate climbs 35% since 1999, new report finds

The suicide rate in the United States continues to rise, increasing 35% for almost two decades from 1999 through 2018, according to a new data brief released by the National Center for Health Statistics on Wednesday. The report included mortality data from the center’s National Vital Statistics System. The data showed that the suicide rate…MORE

Profiting from a pandemic: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for April 8

Profiting from a pandemic: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for April 8

In a time when we’re all anxious about our health and safety, some people are preying on that fear. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks you through coronavirus “miracle cures” and other scams, offering tips on how best to protect yourself. Robocall speaker: Thank you for calling Coronavirus Hotline. Robocall speaker: If you…MORE

CDC removes guidance on drugs touted by Trump to treat coronavirus

CDC removes guidance on drugs touted by Trump to treat coronavirus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website guidelines for doctors on how to prescribe two antimalarial drugs that President Donald Trump has touted as potential treatments for the novel coronavirus. Trump has been pressing federal health officials to make the drugs — hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine — more widely available,…MORE

Teen smokers less likely to give up the habit as adults, study finds

Teen smokers less likely to give up the habit as adults, study finds

People who start smoking young are more likely to smoke daily as adults and find it much, much harder to quit. The findings of the study, which published Wednesday, said that cigarette smoking, even experimentally, among children of any age should be strongly discouraged. “Cigarette smoking is an avoidable health risk, and its seeds are…MORE