Pot Smokers Show Less Inflammation
A woman smokes marijuana
December 17th, 2014
People who smoke pot may have lower levels of inflammation in their bodies than people who have never used marijuana, a new study suggests.
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'Bad Carbs' May Not Be That Bad
December 16th, 2014
If you generally eat a heart-healthy diet, then you might have one fewer factor to worry about: the "glycemic index" of the carbs you eat, new research suggests.
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Primary Care Doctors Shouldn't Be Training in Hospitals (Op-Ed)
A doctor stands holding a stethoscope behind his back.
December 16th, 2014
U.S. med students train in hospitals, discouraging new doctors from choosing critical, less prestigious, jobs as primary-care physicians.
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Can People Get Hurt Playing Wii Games?
A woman plays a Wii game.
December 16th, 2014
The Nintendo Wii may be on your Christmas list, but all that arm swinging and jumping has been tied to injuries in some cases, including muscle injuries, cuts and black eyes, according to a new review study.
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Blackouts Common Among Teen Drinkers, Study Finds
Teenagers sit around in someone's bedroom, drinking alcohol.
December 16th, 2014
Most teens who drink alcohol have had at least one blackout, a new study shows. Many teens who drink report having blackouts regularly.
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'Working out' PTSD: Exercise is a Vital Part of Treatment
Runner at sundown, health, ptsd, post traumatic stress disorder
December 16th, 2014
In 1954, the first director-general of the World Health Organisation, Dr Brock Chisholm, famously stated: “Without mental health there can be no true physical health.”
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Tanning Beds Send Thousands to ER Each Year
A woman lays on a tanning bed.
December 15th, 2014
People who use tanning beds sometimes end up in the emergency room because of skin burns, eye injuries or fainting, according to a new study.
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Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body
human body systems
December 16th, 2014
When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.
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Energy Drinks Plus Alcohol May Encourage Drunk Driving
Martini glasses filled with drinks
December 16th, 2014
People who mix energy drinks with alcohol may be more likely to drive drunk than those who consume only alcohol, according to a new study.
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Dystextia: Garbled Phone Text May Be Sign of a Stroke
A woman looks confused as she reads a text message on her phone.
December 15th, 2014
A woman's garbled text message to her son turned out to be a sign that she was having a stroke. This is the fourth incident now reported of someone with a stroke having "dystextia," researchers say.
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