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When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana
Dr. David Casarett used to think of medical marijuana as "a joke." But after taking a deeper look, he's changed his mind. Casarett's new book is Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
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Hardly Any Women Regret Having an Abortion, a New Study Finds
The conclusion comes after a three-year research period involving nearly 670 women of all social backgrounds
Health
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
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Old before your time? People age at wildly different rates, study confirms
Tests on physiological markers in nearly 1,000 38-year-olds found that some had biological ages many years older than their birthdates would suggest
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Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
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Memory loss in old age breakthrough offers dementia hope, say researchers
Breakthrough linking protein in blood to memory loss raises hopes for dementia treatment, and could be key to keeping people healthy for longer in old age
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
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Studies find medical marijuana unproven to help many illnesses
Evidence was weak that marijuana helps anxiety and sleep disorders
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
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How Much Does Marijuana Impact Your Driving?
A new federal study has answers
Health
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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Climate change poses "medical emergency," report says
International panel says climate change is already affecting people's health, but there are steps we can take
Health
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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People Get Seasonal Depression in the Summer, Too
Millions suffer from SAD in summer as well as winter, and evidence hints that birth season plays a role in who develops the disorder
Health
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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US Agrees to Pay Millions for Agent Orange Claims
After years of wait, Air Force C-123 personnel to get VA benefits for Agent Orange exposure
Health
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Age of puberty predicts diseases in later life, find researchers
Early developers at greater risk of diabetes and heart disease while late developers more prone to asthma, according to Cambridge University study
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Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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When Should Surgeons Stop Operating?
A quarter of U.S. physicians are older than 65 and there are no national guidelines for assessing late-career skills. Some say the lack of oversight, especially for surgeons, is cause for concern.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
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Online human breast milk craze has serious health risks: experts
A growing online craze among some fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers for buying and drinking human breast milk poses serious health risks, British experts said on Thursday.
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Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
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US marijuana legalisation has not led to rise in use by adolescents, study finds
Data on one million teenagers shows marijuana use did not increase in US states where it was legalised, with fall among youngest children, authors of study find
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Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
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Should Tanning Bed Warnings Take A Cue From Graphic Cigarette Labels?
Graphic images showing the effects of melanoma, combined with photos promoting the positives of avoiding indoor tanning, were more persuasive than standard text warnings.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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Got Water? Most Kids, Teens Don't Drink Enough
More than half the young people in a recent study were at least mildly dehydrated — maybe enough to affect energy and concentration. Roughly 25 percent said they never drink water.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
Rating: | Views: 426 | Comments: 0
Surgeon proposes human head transplant operation as soon as 2017
Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy is presenting his proposal to use brain-dead organ donors to test a head-transplant technique
Health
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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New York court rules examiners can keep organs without notifying family
An appeals court made the ruling on Wednesday, prompted by the case of a Staten Island forensic pathologist who kept the brain of a 17-year-old car crash victim
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Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
Rating: | Views: 365 | Comments: 0
Medicinal cannabis research gets $33m from grandparents of girl with epilepsy
Donation from Barry and Joy Lambert made ‘not only for benefit of those with childhood epilepsy, like our Katelyn, but for wide range of other conditions’
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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Data Dive Suggests Link Between Heartburn Drugs And Heart Attacks
The drugs are proton-pump inhibitors, including Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. But the study doesn't show cause and effect. Other factors — diet, drink or tobacco — may play a role.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
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Some Insured Patients Still Skipping Care Because Of High Costs
Research shows that, even with health insurance, many people put off expensive surgery, medicine and tests because they can't afford the high deductibles or copays. A few states hope to change that.
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Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
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Mother's diet before conception 'can affect child's lifelong risk of disease'
Your fate is sealed before you are even born: new study shows nutrition advice to adolescent girls before pregnancy could avert preterm births and brain defects
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Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
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To Beat Insomnia, Try Therapy For The Underlying Cause Instead Of Pills
A review of the medical evidence finds that therapy can break the cycle of chronic sleeplessness by addressing the anxieties that cause many people to stay awake.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
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Baby from ovary frozen in childhood
A woman in Belgium is the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tissue frozen when she was still a child, doctors say.
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Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
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Smoking Pot Interferes With Math Skills, Study Finds
Researchers studying the effects of marijuana faced an obstacle: they couldn't create an exact control group. But a change in drug laws in the Netherlands offered a perfect laboratory.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
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New prosthetic limbs provides sensation and mobility
Engineers in Austria have developed prosthetic limbs that can provide sensation to the amputees wearing them. CBSN's Jeff Glor discusses the new technology.
Health
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
Rating: | Views: 355 | Comments: 0
How Many Viruses Have Infected You?
Most tests for viruses aim to detect only one or two. But researchers can now check a drop of blood for antibodies to hundreds of viruses, tracing the history of a lifetime of infections, old and new.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
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Bogus allergy tests causing real harm, say experts
Misdiagnoses leading to unnecessary treatments and poor diets, sometimes causing malnutrition, says Sense About Science Continue reading...
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Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
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Emergency Rooms Crack Down On Abusers Of Pain Pills
Hospitals in some states have begun tracking the names of patients who show up repeatedly seeking opioids. Denying these patients pills saves hospitals money, but some doctors question the ethics.
Health
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
Rating: | Views: 383 | Comments: 0
Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science
A lot of junk nutrition science gets reported in the media. It's a big problem. But did a science journalist's elaborate hoax to expose the crisis go too far?
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Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
Rating: | Views: 395 | Comments: 0
Woman comes face to face with her dead brother's transplanted face
Severely disfigured in a shooting accident, Richard Norris, 39, given the face of Joshua Aversano, who died aged 21 after being run over
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Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
Rating: | Views: 711 | Comments: 0
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