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Marijuana might help HIV patients' mental stamina

The well-known marijuana chemical tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, might have anti-inflammatory properties that could aid in slowing mental decline in up to 50% of HIV patients, according to a new study from researchers at Michigan State University. “It’s believed that cognitive ...

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One simple blood test could diagnose two types of cancer

Infrared spectroscopy — used to identify and study chemicals — used in blood tests could potentially diagnose lymphoma and melanoma, a new study found. Researchers at Georgia State University used the technique to analyze blood samples from mice with non-Hodgkin’s ...

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Medical professionals may be unprepared for nuclear attack

Hollywood and lack of training are causing medical professionals to unfairly fear nuclear attacks, according to a new study. The study from the University of Georgia surveyed over 400 emergency medical workers from the United States and Japan and found ...

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New York ranks as 10th healthiest state in new report

The United Health Foundation released its annual report of the healthiest and unhealthiest states in the U.S. and New Yorkers aren’t doing half bad! In its 28th year, the 2017 report analyzes the physical, mental and social well-being of the ...

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Dr. Samadi: 12 early signs of cancer men should never ignore

Men are notorious for avoiding doctors at all costs. At any sign of trouble, men may delay a visit to their doctor as long as possible hoping whatever it is will go away. But ignoring bodily symptoms signaling trouble can ...

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Flushable pregnancy test receives FDA approval

You’ll soon be able to flush away fears of your pregnancy test being discovered. Lia, a startup from Philadelphia, has gotten clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to sell its flushable pregnancy test on the market. The product is ...

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Women born to older mothers are less likely to have kids

The older a woman’s mother was when she was born, the less likely she is to have children, according to a new study. Canadian researchers analyzed health records of 43,135 American women and found that nearly 20% of women born ...

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The not-so-sweet truth about alcohol and sugar

There’s no denying that we all enjoy the sweet things in life. Fresh baked cookies, a slice of cake or an ice cream cone brighten our day and allow us to indulge just a little bit! It’s also true that ...

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Low-calorie diet shown to reverse type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes may not have to last forever. A clinical trial has shown that a reversal of type 2 diabetes is possible by following an extremely low-calorie diet. The trial, done at the Magnetic Resonance Center at Newcastle University ...

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Dr. Samadi: Do you know the warning signs of appendicitis?

All of us of had tummy troubles at some point in our lives. Stomach viruses, constipation, diarrhea are considered familiar issues some people deal with daily. However, most likely very few of us ever give our appendix much thought. Hidden ...

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