By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF MAY 14, 2019 How one molecule from the cannabis plant came to be seen as a therapeutic cure-all. The Health Issue Can CBD Really Do All That? Was It a Sonic Attack on U.S. Diplomats or TK? Children Don’t Come Here to Die, They Come Here to Live Their Last Days Primal Fear: Can Monkeys Help Unlock the Secrets of Trauma? How one molecule from the cannabis plant came to be seen as a therapeutic cure-all. By MOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFF MAY 14, 2019 When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old, a result of a brain malformation called polymicrogyria. Over the years, Jacobson and her husband, Aaron, have tried giving him at least 16 different drugs, but none provided lasting relief. They lived with the grim prognosis that their son — whose cognitive abilities never advanced beyond … [Read more...] about Can CBD Really Do All That?
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Drew Harwell, The Washington Post Published 6:21 pm PDT, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Diana Diller, 39, an event planner, shows Ovia at her home in Los Angeles. Diller used the app to track her pregnancy, as did her employer, who paid to gain access to the intimate details of its workers' personal lives. less Diana Diller, 39, an event planner, shows Ovia at her home in Los Angeles. Diller used the app to track her pregnancy, as did her employer, who paid to gain access to the intimate details of its workers' ... more Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Philip Cheung Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Philip Cheung Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 Diana Diller, 39, an event planner, shows Ovia at her home in Los Angeles. Diller used the app to track her pregnancy, … [Read more...] about Tracking your pregnancy on an app may be more public than you think
By Michael Silverman | [email protected] | Boston HeraldMarch 6, 2019 at 12:19 am WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Even behind the humor about his own weight loss, there was a serious undertone when Red Sox manager Alex Cora spoke about progress he’s seen from not only his waistline but from his team. The Red Sox seemed to have turned a corner during the two-game swing to the east coast of Florida to play the Mets on Monday and Nationals on Tuesday. Yes, the Red Sox are rounding into shape as they pass the halfway point of their Florida stint. And with the March 28 opener in Seattle coming into view, Cora is seeing an uptick in intensity and crispness of play during games. He’s also sharing dates for when the Big Four will finally start starting, and when second baseman Dustin Pedroia will make his spring debut (Thursday). And cuts are coming next week as the Red Sox thin their ranks to get near the 25-man roster limit. So when Cora answered a question before … [Read more...] about Silverman: Halfway through camp, 2019 Red Sox rounding into shape
A goal without a plan is just a dream. So if you’re committed to shedding a few pounds, it makes sense to have a timeline and measurable benchmarks, right?Sure, crack open your bullet journal, but don’t get too hung up on the numbers, says Susan Besser, M.D., family medicine expert with Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea in Baltimore. “Rather, work on a healthier lifestyle—the weight loss will come,” she says. Exercise regularly, watch your portions, and choose whole foods over processed ones, and you can expect to slim down over time. But if metrics are crucial to your motivation, both Besser and The Centers for Disease Control agree that the average person should strive for a little over a pound a week, or about four to five pounds per month. “The typical calorie deficit for most diets is about 500 calories a day. That translates to about one pound a week,” Besser explains. For most people, a 500-calorie shift in intake is manageable and, … [Read more...] about How Much Weight Can You Lose in a Month?
Jax Taylor is thankful for Internet trolls.In February 2017, the Vanderpump Rules star was watching his best friend Tom Schwartz’s bachelor party on TV from his West Hollywood apartment with his then-girlfriend (now fiancée) Brittany Cartwright. On the show, Taylor, Schwartz, and Tom Sandoval were dressed in drag on a trip to New Orleans. But it wasn’t the Twitter mentions about his magenta bob wig that caught his attention. What stood out were the remarks about his weight. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below “Man, you got fat,” one viewer tweeted.“I'm glad they did it,” Taylor tells Men’s Health. “I thought, ‘Why didn't my friends tell me? Why didn't my own girlfriend tell me this?’ I looked disgusting. I was like a butterball. I was not lean. I didn't have the chiseled look that I used to have. I was, like, this has got to stop.” Taylor, a 6-foot-tall former model weighed 175 pounds for most of his adult … [Read more...] about Star Jax Taylor Opens Up About His Pre-Wedding Weight Loss Transformation