Barbara Feder Ostrov

Barbara Feder Ostrov, Senior Editor for California Healthline, has reported on medicine and health policy for more than 15 years. She covered the medical beat for the San Jose Mercury News for eight years and edited the website of the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. She is based in San Jose, California.

Recent articles

5 Animal Videos To Save Your Week: Oct. 21

This week's cute animals include a puppy who yawns, a great meme with a cat, two cats fighting, an adorable bunny and a Halloween turtle.

How Sleep Deprivation Triggers The Munchies Just Like Marijuana

Sleep deprivation caused participants in a recent study to crave fatty, high-calorie foods, in a similar fashion to smoking marijuana.

CBD-Hemp Cigarettes That Help Smokers Learn Healthier Habits

The cigarettes contain 100mg of CBD and don't contain any additives, pesticides or chemicals, and each cigarette is checked manually for quality purposes.

Kanye West Considered Quitting Rap Because ‘It’s The Devil’s Music’; Justin Theroux Is ‘Proud’ Ex-Wife Jennifer Aniston Joined Instagram

Justin Theroux says everyone will get to see how funny his ex Jennifer Aniston is now that she's on Instagram; Kanye West admits he almost walked from hip hop because it's unholy.

These Human Flesh Phone Cases Are Horrible For Obvious Reasons

These new phone cases look and feel like skin, resulting in the most disturbing thing you'll see today.

What To Know Before Using CBD To Treat Your Pet’s Travel Anxiety

Using CBD to mitigate Fluffy’s anxiety is generally safe and effective, but there are some things to keep in mind first.

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High Praise: Cannabis Churches Proliferate As States Ease Access

Services at the Coachella Valley Church begin and end with the Lord’s Prayer. What happens inside these cannabis churches?