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Is pot harder on the heart than tobacco?

Is pot harder on the heart than tobacco?

Smoking pot might harm your heart health and that of the people around you — perhaps even more than cigarettes, a new animal study suggests. Lab rats experienced a severe reduction in their blood vessel function after a minute’s exposure to secondhand smoke from either tobacco or marijuana, researchers said. But it took the rats [...]

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Anesthesia safe for kids, doctors’ group says

Anesthesia safe for kids, doctors’ group says

Anesthesia eases the pain of millions of children who must have surgery every year, but parents who are worried about the safety of these medications should talk to their anesthesiologist about their fears, experts advise. “Particularly in infants and toddlers, surgery is only recommended when necessary for the child’s health, so parents should not avoid [...]

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Metastatic prostate cancer rate skyrockets in last decade

Metastatic prostate cancer rate skyrockets in last decade

Screening and treatment guidelines may need to be intensified because rates of metastatic prostate cancer have increased by nearly three-quarters during the last decade, researchers suggest after a recent study. Researchers at Northwestern University report more men with metastatic prostate cancer are being diagnosed with worse and more aggressive tumors, raising concerns about surveillance and [...]

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Nanoparticles can help break up plaque, prevent cavities, study says

Nanoparticles can help break up plaque, prevent cavities, study says

A new method for cleaning teeth could reach bacteria that is often left behind by other treatments to cause cavities and tooth decay, researchers say. Nanoparticles added to hydrogen peroxide cleared bacteria on teeth that normally would hide in biofilms that form from the consumption of sugar, suggesting the method could help patients better clean [...]

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Demi Lovato speaks on living with mental illness, performs at DNC

Demi Lovato speaks on living with mental illness, performs at DNC

– Demi Lovato called for greater access to mental health care while throwing her support behind presidential hopeful Hillary ClintonMonday during the Democratic National Convention. “Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness,” the singer opened her speech, referring to her struggles with bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance abuse issues. “But I [...]

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4 in 10 Americans think work affects their health: Poll

4 in 10 Americans think work affects their health: Poll

  WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 — Many Americans think their job takes a toll on everything from their health and stress levels to their eating and sleeping habits, a new poll found. “The takeaway here is that job number one for U.S. employers is to reduce stress in the workplace,” said poll director Robert Blendon. [...]

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Trump’s healthcare plan not truly on point

Trump’s healthcare plan not truly on point

Aside from repealing the Affordable Care Act, Donald Trump’s website gives only a few details for his healthcare policy, one of the most important issues facing Americans. He argues that “Obamacare” has resulted “in runaway costs, websites that don’t work, greater rationing of care, higher premiums, less competition and fewer choices.” None of these claims [...]

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Neonicotinoids could be root of decline in world honeybee population

Neonicotinoids could be root of decline in world honeybee population

Bees pollinate 70 out of the leading 100 human food crops. Worldwide, 80% pollination is done by the humble tiny honeybee. In spite of knowing about the dominance of bees in the world agricultural web, scientists have been pushed to spot a single cause of their fast and concerning fall. Swiss researchers recently conducted a [...]

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Two insecticides may lower honey bee sperm count

Two insecticides may lower honey bee sperm count

The litany of negative health effects pesticides cause honey bees continues to grow. Add sexual potency to the list. New research suggests two neonicotinoid insecticides diminish the lifespans and sperm counts of male drones, thus limiting the productivity of queen bees. Researchers have identified the poor health and productivity of queen bees as an important [...]

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Prediction score may help identify older adults at risk for pneumonia

Prediction score may help identify older adults at risk for pneumonia

Using a set of lifestyle and health factors, researchers in a recent study by the American Geriatrics Society found a method of calculating risk for pneumonia that may help increase vaccination and prevent the potentially life-threatening infection. Older adults with pneumonia are hospitalized about 40 percent of the time, facing high risk of complication and [...]

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North Miami officials name officer involved in shooting of unarmed mental-health worker

North Miami officials name officer involved in shooting of unarmed mental-health worker

North Miami police have identified the officer who shot an unarmed mental-health worker as a 30-year-old member of the department’s SWAT team. Jonathan Aledda has been with the North Miami police for four years. Aledda was placed on administrative leave with pay as an investigation surrounding the shooting of behavior therapist Charles Kinsey continues. Aledda [...]

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Ravens’ Eugene Monroe retires over health fears: ‘I am terrified’

Ravens’ Eugene Monroe retires over health fears: ‘I am terrified’

Eugene Monroe retired from the NFL on Thursday but the outspoken advocate for player health and other issues doesn’t plan to go quietly. Monroe, 29, played seven seasons in the league, first with the Jacksonville Jaguarsand since October 2013 with the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens re-signed Monroe to a deal worth $37.5 million prior to [...]

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