Category: Medicine

Illinois residents will be able to buy marijuana at dispensaries as soon as Jan. 1.

Recreational marijuana is now roughly six months away from being legal across Illinois. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law Tuesday. That means residents 21 and...

Taraji P. Henson Speaks before Congress on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health

While addressing Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce about mental health, an emotional Taraji P. Henson opened up about trauma she suffered in her past and...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is caught up in European opioid probe

The police huddled for hours each day, headphones on, eavesdropping on the doctor. They’d tapped his cellphone, bugged his office, planted a camera in a trattoria....

Ketamine for major depression: New tool, new questions

Why is ketamine exciting for treating depression? If a person responds to ketamine, it can rapidly reduce suicidality (life-threatening thoughts and acts) and relieve...