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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Like millions of women, Diana Diller was a devoted user of the pregnancy-tracking app Ovia, logging in every night to record new details on a screen asking about her bodily functions, sex drive, medications and mood. When she gave birth last spring, she used the app to chart her baby's first online medical data -- including her name, her location, and whether there had been any complications -- before leaving the hospital's recovery room. But someone else was regularly checking in, too: her employer, which paid to gain access to the intimate details of its workers' personal lives, from their trying-to-conceive months to early motherhood. Diller's bosses could look up aggregate data on how many workers using Ovia's fertility, pregnancy and parenting apps had faced high-risk pregnancies or gave birth prematurely; the top medical questions they had researched; and how soon they had returned to work. "Maybe I'm naive, but I thought of it as positive reinforcement: They're trying to … [Read more...] about Tracking your pregnancy on an app? Your employer could have access to that data
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