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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10/28/14 Health News:How microbes build a powerful antibiotic ♦ AN ALMOST BAN ON MOST MARIJUANA EDIBLES ♦ Hidden truth about the health of homeless people


Team discovers how microbes build a powerful antibiotic
Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding how a powerful antibiotic agent is made in nature. Their discovery solves a decades-old mystery, and opens up new avenues of research into thousands of similar molecules, many of which are likely to be medically useful.Continue Reading
AN ALMOST BAN ON MOST MARIJUANA EDIBLES
When history is written about Colorado’s 10-month-old experiment with recreational marijuana, events of the past week should be good for at least a chapter. Dr. Larry Wolk, the state’s chief medical officer and the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), came out for a ban on most marijuana-infused products... Continue Reading
Hidden truth about the health of homeless people

As many as 4 million Europeans and 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness every year, and the numbers are rising. Homeless people “are the sickest in our society”, but just treating ill health might not be enough to help get people off the streets, according to a new two-part Series on homelessness in high-income countries.Continue Reading

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