AUDIO: Watch Out for Tablet Neck

Headlines from 6/26/18

June 26, 2018
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You know that super-cool slouchy position we all sink into when crouching over our phones or tablets? Well, it has a name,  and it's also not good for you. Constant slouching can bring on a case of "iPad neck," or, pain in your neck, upper back or shoulders. UNLV researchers found that 85 percent of tablet users have experienced neck pain from slumping over their screens and women were twice as likely as men to suffer from iPad neck. No good!

Medical marijuana may getting a boost from the FDA. US health regulators 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 medication, called Epidiolex, treats two forms of childhood epilepsy. This medicine is a purified form of CBD, which can reduce seizures in some people with epilepsy. CBD is one of more than 100 chemicals found in marijuana​ and is not one that gets users "high."