Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication, called Epidiolex, to treat two rare forms of epilepsy in... Continue Reading →

New England offers first hospital rooftop farm

Three stories above BMC's power plant thrives a 2,400 square foot farm with more than 25 crops. The farm not only provides fresh, local produce to our hospitalized patients, cafeterias, The Teaching Kitchen, and Preventive Food Pantry, but is also part of BMC's commitment to going green. In addition to reducing the hospital's carbon footprint,... Continue Reading →

This is how much debt your country has per person

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be,” Shakespeare’s Polonius warns his son Laertes. Today, however, many governments are getting by on borrowed money. Borrowing allows governments to cover shortfalls without having to increase taxes or cut back public spending. But too much debt can hurt economies, especially in a recession. The US just passed $20... Continue Reading →

Blockchain explained

A blockchain is a database that is shared across a network of computers. Once a record has been added to the chain it is very difficult to change. To ensure all the copies of the database are the same, the network makes constant checks. Blockchains have been used to underpin cyber-currencies like bitcoin, but many... Continue Reading →

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