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Antipsychotics linked to diabetes in kids

Antipsychotics have already been linked to type II diabetes in adults. Now a new study shows a connection between these medications and the chronic medical condition in kids as well. Researchers report in the journal JAMA Psychiatry that children taking antipsychotics have three times the risk of developing type II…

A New Wrinkle in Parkinson’s Disease Research: Skin Cream Ingredient May Stop Effects of Parkinson’s On Brain Cells

The active ingredient in an over-the-counter skin cream might do more than prevent wrinkles. Scientists have discovered that the drug, called kinetin, also slows or stops the effects of Parkinson’s disease on brain cells. Scientists identified the link through biochemical and cellular studies, but the research team is now testing…

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta’s Support of Medical Marijuana Sparks Debate

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta’s announcement last week that he now supports medical marijuana has sparked a debate among drug policy experts. He wrote an online piece, “Why I Changed My Mind on Weed,” which promoted his documentary, “Weed,” that ran on CNN Sunday night. Marijuana “doesn’t have a…