A short-term study found that medical-grade cannabidiol (CBD) reduced craving and anxiety in people with heroin use disorder. Cannabidiol, a chemical in cannabis, is being studied to see if it can help people who crave heroin. Getty Images Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive chemical in marijuana and hemp, could help treat heroinRead More →

The earlier you can start evidence-based interventions, such as occupational therapy, with a child with autism spectrum disorder, the more effective that treatment will be. Most experts in the field agree on that. However, one barrier to early treatment has been the reliability of autism diagnoses of young children. Previously,Read More →

PReP medication can help stop people from contracting HIV. Getty Images Earlier this month, pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences announcedthat it will donate enough HIV prevention drug Truvada to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to benefit 200,000 people at risk for HIV. While news of the announcement was met positively, itRead More →

The subject of parental favoritism has been trending lately, with a number of think piecespopping up over the last several months on the topic. While many parents are often quick to declare they don’t have a favorite, a number of kids — and adult siblings — may beg to differ. In fact, the effect parental favoritismRead More →

If you’ve sought out teeth-whitening products, you might want to keep in mind how they might be impacting your dental health. New research presented at the annual American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology meeting in Orlando, Florida, sheds light on how hydrogen peroxide — used in the over-the-counter whitening products youRead More →