CBD Easter candy has arrived


Easter candy is getting the CBD treatment. David Klein, the maker of quirkily-flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans, is now infusing candy with cannabidiol (CBD), one of the compounds found in marijuana plants that won’t get users high like THC. While it’s non-intoxicating, however, it may still alter brain function. It’sRead More →

Health-care drama has now spread to biopharma stocks


Health stocks had another bad day, with investor jitters spreading to the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, as well. Investors’ anxiety seemed to have expanded from health retailers, managed care companies and health insurers to include biopharma companies on Thursday. The three biggest losers in the Health Care Select Sector SPDRRead More →

Mental-health apps use scientific language, but do they actually work?


Many mental-health apps may overstate their effectiveness. Research published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Digital Medicine examined 73 top-ranking mental health apps found by searching the iTunes AAPL, +0.23%  and Google Play GOOG, +0.14%  stores for apps related to anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, self-harm and substance use. “You’re kindRead More →

Here’s what robots destroy when they compete with humans


Robots are jerks. That’s according to the demoralized humans who played against the machines for money in a recent Cornell University-led experiment shedding light on what can happen to worker’s drive in an increasingly automated workplace. When humans unsuccessfully vied against a robot arm for cash prizes, participants ended upRead More →