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20 health benefits of consuming marijuana

Apr 21, 15 20 health benefits of consuming marijuana

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Marijuana is a mainstream social issue as advocates of legalizing weed argue it is safer than alcohol while opponents make the case that marijuana is a gateway drug that does the body harm. How safe is marijuana? The jury is still out. While there is research suggesting weed is bad for you, there are also studies which point to health benefit.

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New moms should wait at least 18 months before getting pregnant again

Apr 21, 15 New moms should wait at least 18 months before getting pregnant again

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Knowing how long to wait before becoming pregnant again could have a significant impact on your next child. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that too many women are not waiting the recommended 18 months before getting pregnant with another child.

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Nobody understands how bad fake drugs really are

Apr 21, 15 Nobody understands how bad fake drugs really are

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Each year, it is estimated that counterfeit drugs cause the death of between 100,000 and one million people. Now, a new UC San Diego School of Medicine report confirms the full scope and prevalence of this global problem is poorly understood.

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‘Spice’ overdoses have users feeling under the weather

Apr 21, 15 ‘Spice’ overdoses have users feeling under the weather

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Kind bud, it is not. In less than two weeks, more than 160 people in New York state have been hospitalized after using synthetic marijuana marketed under names such as Spice, K2 or Green Giant, prompting Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make an announcement about the substance Friday.

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Supportive texts benefit women with postpartum depression

Apr 20, 15 Supportive texts benefit women with postpartum depression

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Postpartum depression affects an estimated nine to 16 percent of new mothers, but the American Psychological Association (APA) says the condition can be prevented and treated. One solution may be the Happy Mothers, Happy Families program at the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Ebola found in survivor’s semen six months after recovery

Apr 20, 15 Ebola found in survivor’s semen six months after recovery

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Traces of the Ebola virus have been found in the semen of an Ebola survivor six months after being declared virus-free. Doctors are now working to uncover whether or not this is an isolated occurrence, but for the time being health officials are advising all Ebola survivors to either abstain from sex.

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Maple syrup is making antibiotics more effective

Apr 20, 15 Maple syrup is making antibiotics more effective

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A compound extracted from maple syrup has been found to weaken bacteria’s defenses against antibiotics, according to a new study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The extract could someday reduce the amount of antibiotics necessary to treat certain diseases effectively.

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Building a better mosquito

Apr 20, 15 Building a better mosquito

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Mosquito-borne ailments are among the most devastatingly successful diseases on earth. Right now, the threat posed by mosquito-borne illnesses—malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, West Nile virus—is growing at alarming rates.

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An Amazon tribe could provide answers to antibiotic resistance

Apr 19, 15 An Amazon tribe could provide answers to antibiotic resistance

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Human bacteria from an isolated tribe of Yanomami Indians in the Amazonian jungles of southern Venezuela is about 40 percent more diverse than that of Westerners. Image Credit: Reuters Trillions of bacteria, referred to as the human microbiome, live in and on our bodies. The most diverse collection of bacteria ever discovered was...

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Why migraine medications may not work so well

Apr 19, 15 Why migraine medications may not work so well

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Migraines have long been associated with elevated levels of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), an amino acid that interacts with other neurotransmitters. Despite many clinical studies examining this link, there’s still a sort-of gray area surrounding CGRP’s biological mechanisms. A new study analysis may shed some light.

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