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Smoking marijuana may be making your sperm lazy

Regular marijuana smokers could face fertility problems because the drug makes sperm ‘swim in circles’.<p>Canadian scientists have found that heavy weed …

Driving high is a clear and potent danger

Don’t drive high — not even a little, not even a short distance, not ever.It’s not a hard message. It’s the same message we send with alcohol.And …

Cannabis

Why Do We Blackout When Drunk? Everything You Need To Know About Alcohol-Related Memory Loss

This is why you can't remember getting home.<p>Ever woken up after a big night out with no memory of how you got home, what you did or what you …

Mixing Booze and Pot Is Serious Threat To Traffic Safety, New Research Shows

Drinking and smoking pot before getting behind the wheel may be a lethal combination. Drivers testing positive for concurrent use of alcohol and marijuana are more than five times more likely to be responsible for causing fatal two-vehicle crashes than drivers who used neither substance. And when …

Addiction policies should accord with neuroscience, Stanford researchers argue - Scope

In "Neuroscience of Need: Understanding the Addicted Mind," an article I wrote for <i>Stanford Medicine</i> magazine a few years ago, I tried to describe the …

Weed fraud: Are you getting cheated?

Many of the states that have legalized marijuana now require tests for potency and purity to ensure that consumers know exactly what they’re buying when they visit a dispensary. But the labs that conduct these tests are governed by rules that vary widely from state to state, and there are concerns …

Cannabis

6 Conditions That Marijuana Can Mimic

As drugs go, especially naturally occurring drugs, marijuana is one of the most complicated. Made from the cannabis plant, it contains more than 113 …

Woman of Substances: Why Jenny Valentish is lifting the veil on women's addiction

In the six months before she finally quit alcohol for good, journalist and author Jenny Valentish did everything she could to not stop drinking.<p>"I …

Mental Health

Drinking any amount of alcohol during pregnancy can change the way babies' faces form, study finds

Drinking even small amounts of alcohol when pregnant could alter a baby's features, a new study has found.<p>Researchers examined data from facial …

Can you write your way to happiness?

A growing number of diarists are using expressive writing or ‘bullet journalling’ to improve their health and productivity. But does keeping a daily log actually work?<p>”This groundbreaking tool will change your life,” claims <i>MindJournal</i>, a £9.99 collection of quizzes and writing exercises that it …

Happiness

Olivia Newton-John Is Using Cannabis Oil To Treat Her Cancer

Olivia Newton-John announced in May that she has once again been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. In the early 1990s, the singer and actress …

Here's Why Getting High Leads To The Munchies And Late-Night Binges

Even if you’ve never smoked weed, you know about “The Munchies,” which is basically the ravenous appetite following a round of puff, puff, pass. In …

Father overdoses on heroin in attempt to force drug addict son to visit rehab

A father overdosed on heroin in an attempt to shock his drug-addicted son into going rehab.<p>Sergey Gnatovskiy, 45, risked serious illness to inject …

The One-Paragraph Letter From 1980 That Fueled the Opioid Crisis

Because it was published in the most prestigious U.S. medical journal, its influence snowballed in a dangerous way.<p>What do you do when a letter in a prestigious medical journal has been so routinely mis-cited it’s taken on a life of its own? Like when pharmaceutical companies have used its data to …

Medical Journals

What’s The Difference Between A Sociopath And A Psychopath?

Today, the terms “sociopath” and “psychopath” are used interchangeably — often as a nice way of avoiding “crazy” — yet in recent years the difference …

9 Profound Quotes From Osho That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Osho was famous philosopher from India who spoke about love, creativity and the importance of understanding who you are.<p>These quotes won’t give you …

Alcohol Increases Breast Cancer Risk in African-American Women | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>New study results indicate that black women share same risk factors as white women. [AfricaImages/Getty Images]<p>×<p>Due to racial …

Study looks at cannabis ingredient's ability to help children's tumours

UK research into cannabidiol (CBD) comes after surge in parents administering it to children without medical advice<p>British scientists are investigating whether a compound found in cannabis could be used to shrink brain tumours in children.<p>The study of the effects of cannabidiol (CBD), the …

New Medical Marijuana Rules Could Track Your Weed Purchases

But Dale Gieringer, state coordinator of California NORML, says that keeping track of every medical pot patient in the state "would be untenable." He …

Augmenix Announces First Prostate Cancer Patient Treated with SpaceOAR® Hydrogel in Canada

<i>Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to initiate a 20-patient pilot study to assess hydrogel spacer to reduce rectal toxicity during prostate cancer radiation therapy</i><p>TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 2, 2017–<p>Augmenix, Inc., a medical technology company that develops, manufactures, and sells proprietary …

Cancer

Running tips: The only 2 workouts you need to improve your VO2 max

It has many names: “maximal oxygen consumption,” “maximal oxygen uptake,” “peak oxygen uptake,” “maximal aerobic capacity.” Simply put, your VO2 …

Why You Should Go to Church (Even If You're Not Religious) | Art of Manliness

When it comes to religious institutions, Americans exhibit some contradiction between their beliefs and their actions.<p>On the one hand, the vast …

How to Pronounce POSSESSION & POSITION - American English Pronunciation Lesson

'I write almost no prescriptions for narcotics. And my patients are comfortable.'

Narcotics

Deep breathing calms you down because brain cells spy on your breath

Taking a deep breath really does calm you down by triggering neurons in your brain which tell the body it is time to relax, a new study has found.<p>Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California have identified 175 brain cells which spy on the breath and alter …

World's leading marijuana expert says he has never smoked a joint

The professor considered the grandfather of medical marijuana research has spoken of his lifelong fascination with the chemistry of the cannabis …

Breathing's Link to Calmness and Stress, Revealed

We take it for granted that breathing and feelings go hand in hand: Deep breaths make us calm, and short, shallow ones signal a sense of panic. This …

11 key findings from one of the most comprehensive reports ever on the health effects of marijuana

The change in attitudes toward cannabis and in legal access to marijuana around the US over the past several years is staggering.<p>As of last fall, 57% of adults in the US said they thought marijuana should be legal, with only 37% taking the opposing view — which is essentially a reversal of the …

Cannabis