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Don’t Blame Doctors And Nurses…Patients Need To Wash Their Hands, Too

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Encouraging doctors and nurses to wash their hands frequently has always been considered an easy and effective way to curb the spread of infection in hospitals and other health facilities. But a new research letter published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine points to another key group of people who aren’t always keeping ...

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Marijuana-Based Drug Reduces Seizures in Children with Epilepsy

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An experimental, marijuana-based drug has been found to successfully reduce seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Manufacturer GW Pharmaceuticals announced Monday that its drug, Epidiolex, successfully achieved its goal of reducing convulsive seizures when compared with a placebo.  GW said that Epidiolex reduced the number of seizures ...

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