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The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

8 Snacking Tips For Weight Loss

Snacking for weight loss is a thing, as counterintuitive as that sounds. Eating more often to lose weight? Yup, it can work. "People trying to lose …

Nutrition

There's a great new way to reuse your old Amazon shipping boxes

Turns out, Amazon has a new way to prevent its extra packaging from ending up on the curb.<p>Amazon announced it's participating in a program called "Give Back Box" earlier this week. Basically, if you ship donations to Goodwill in a used Amazon box, Amazon will cover the shipping.<p>Here's how it …

20 Style Tips To Know Before You Set Up Your Christmas Decor

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

On Twitter, women are more misogynistic than men

LONDON — When it comes to misogyny on Twitter, we're all in this together. A new study has found that misognyistic tweets were written by women 52 …

DEA's Hypocritical Marijuana Decision Ignores The Evidence

Do you know where caffeine comes from? What about acetylsalicylic acid, otherwise known as aspirin? How about digitalis? If you said “plants,” you get a gold star. Many plants make caffeine, the active ingredient in aspirin derives from willow bark, and digitalis, along with its cousin digoxin, are …

Cannabis

Let's talk about sex: older people's views on the recognition of sexuality and sexual health in the health-care setting. - PubMed

OBJECTIVE:<p>To report on the findings of a systematic review which examined the experiences and views of older people aged 65 years and over on health …

Rationing healthcare: More than half of US doctors say no to clinical services - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

More than half of US physicians included in a national survey have withheld certain medical interventions with small benefits from their patients …

These Nearby Earth-Sized Planets Are Looking More and More Habitable

Two months ago, researchers discovered that a nearby star system held at least three potentially habitable planets. Now, it turns out that at least …

Women's avoidance of drinking milk hitting 'concerning' levels, research shows

More women than men are avoiding milk and dairy foods that are rich in nutrients including calcium, iodine, and vitamins A, D and B12.<p>"The scale of …

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

Immunotherapy

Therapists often discriminate against black and poor patients, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minorities and lower-income individuals can face numerous challenges in getting treatment for depression and other mental health problems. They may lack insurance or transportation to a therapist's office; they may experience stigma in their communities around mental illness that prevents …

Mental Health

A psychiatrist reflects on medicine being less of a calling than a job

In his recent book, “The Finest Traditions of My Calling,” Abraham Nussbaum, 41, makes the case that doctors and patients alike are being shortchanged by medical practices that emphasize population-based standards of care rather than individual patient needs and experiences.<p>Nussbaum, a …

Mental Health

Physicists expand on theory of Schrodinger’s cat | Toronto Star

Everyone’s heard of Schrodinger’s cat, and if you’re not a physicist or a liar, you can probably admit that you don’t really get it. Well, hold onto …

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Swapping spit: what saliva can reveal about your romantic relationship

A simple spit test gives new meaning to ‘having chemistry’, as husband and wife analyze genetic material to find out whether couples are scientifically compatible<p>“I wanna know what love is,” the song goes, and I think: yeah, me too. In 2015, 15% of Americans used an online dating service; if you …

Relationships

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Science

The 30 Best Summer Road Trips

Get ready to hit the road.<p>Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to pack the car and hit the road. This year, in particular, is a great time to …

Scientists have discovered a cell that does something they thought was impossible

Known as the "power house" of the cell, these little subunits within the cell provide the organisms with energy and were thus thought to be essential.<p>But it now seems that actually they might not be that essential, as researchers describe the first eukaryote known that lacks mitochondria.<p>Other …

The science of word aversion: Why 'moist' makes you shudder

Why do some words give people the heebie-jeebies? A new study looks at words commonly perceived as disgusting, using the widely reviled "moist" as a test case.<p>Oh, lil' Pillsbury Doughboy. You tried. You tried to make "moist" an acceptable word, redolent of mouthwatering chocolate cakes and melty …

Patients’ Attitudes Toward Electronic Health Information Exchange: Qualitative Study

Monitoring Editor: Gunther Eysenbach<p>Reviewed by Shmuel Reis and Janet Marchibroda<p>Steven R Simon, MD, MPH,1 J Stewart Evans, MD,2 Alison Benjamin, …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Science proves that people who correct typos and grammar are usually jerks

We all suspected it, but now we finaly have the empiricial proof - grammar nazis are assholes. Researchers at the university of michigan have drilled …

To Help Newborns Dependent On Opioids, Hospitals Rethink Mom's Role

Carolyn Rossi has been a registered nurse for 27 years, and she's been fiercely protective of infants in her intensive care unit — babies born too soon, babies born with physical and cognitive abnormalities and, increasingly, babies born dependent on opioids.<p>As clinical manager of the nurseries at …

Pregnancy

WATCH: This is the first time we’ve ever been able to see a star explode

<b>Note:</b> This video may take a few minutes to load.<p>FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HUMAN HISTORY, scientists have captured the shockwaves of an exploding star on …

The 5 best places to go camping year-round

Turn off your cell phone, take a deep breath of fresh air, and plan an off-season excursion to one of these year-round campgrounds.

9 Beautiful Overwater Bungalows Around the World

Nothing beats the overwater bungalow when it comes to oceanside accommodation. Get ready for pangs of extreme wanderlust. This gallery was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with new information.

Swimming Pools

Is this your idea of heaven? See Tahiti up close on a small-ship cruise

Experience the lagoons of Tahiti on an eight-day excursion offered by AdventureSmith Explorations. The 24-passenger yacht Island Passage will cruise only three to four hours a day, leaving plenty of time to swim, snorkel, kayak or stand-up paddleboard.<p>Other highlights include tours of village life …