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What Mixing Weed and Alcohol Does to Your Mind

Researchers now understand the science behind the crossfade.<p>I rarely mix weed and alcohol—otherwise, I become more silent than a hermit crab floating in space.<p>But pursuing the high that results from combining the two drugs—known as a "crossfade"—isn't uncommon. Researchers, however, are still …

Alcohol

Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

<b>The pain radiated</b> from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. The …

Health Care (Canada)

6 Signs You're Having a Heart Attack

A heart attack might not cause chest pain.<p>Recognizing when you or someone else is having a heart attack is critical to getting help, and often to …

Duke University

There was no relationship between obesity and poverty — until high-fructose corn syrup

• Before 1990, there was no noticeable correlation between obesity and poverty.<br>• Within a quarter-century, impoverished regions showed a massive uptick …

How Does Music Affect Your Brain? Every Imaginable Way

Waking up. Working out. Riding the bus. Music is an ever-present companion for many of us, and its impact is undeniable. You know music makes you …

Culture

Daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks no longer recommended for older adults

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a healthy older adult looking for ways to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, don't turn to that age-old standby: daily low-dose aspirin. It's no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don't have a high risk or existing heart disease, according to …

Webcomics

Cholesterol-fighting drug which does not cause aching muscles could be alternative to statins

A cholesterol-fighting drug which does not cause aching muscles could help patients who cannot take statins because of debilitating side-effects.<p>Bempedoic acid stops the body being able to create the building blocks of cholesterol.<p>A new trial, led by Imperial College London, which tested the drug …

Science

Eating mushrooms may dramatically cut risk of cognitive decline

<b>New research finds that seniors who ate mushrooms twice weekly had 50% reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment.</b><p>People often ask me if …

Sustainability

Second Wave of Flu Hitting United States

Flu season will apparently continue well into April and even May in the United States this year as the virus remains widespread, according to the …

Flu Vaccine

UnitedHealthcare Will Expand a Drug Discount Program Aimed at Lowering Consumer Costs

The insurance giant UnitedHealthcare said Tuesday that it will expand a program that passes drug discounts directly to consumers, a move that could lower costs for many who have struggled with high deductible payments and other out-of-pocket expenses.<p>United said the plan would take effect next year …

Business

I got my hip replaced at 39. Here’s why that might get more common.

Stan Horaczek<p>Science<p>Turns out, I’m hip to a new trend.<p>A titanium-alloy spike is now part of my femur.<p>The five-inch-long forged hunk of metal came off the assembly line in a Memphis, Tennessee, factory in December 2017. Manufactured by a company called Smith and Nephew, the component is a model …

Technology

Cancer institute director named acting FDA commissioner

National Cancer Institute Director Norman “Ned” Sharpless will serve as acting FDA commissioner after current Commissioner Scott Gottlieb departs in about a month, HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced at a congressional hearing today.<p>The oncology doctor was appointed to head the institute, part of …

U.S. Politics

HRT may raise the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, new study suggests

Hormone replacement therapy may raise the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests, as experts said postmenopausal women should be warned of the possibility.<p>The Finnish research, which looked at nearly 85,000 women with dementia and the same number who did not have the disease, …

Alzheimer's Disease

20 Best Foods to Lower High Blood Pressure Without Medication

Adding these DASH diet-friendly foods to your diet can help lower your numbers.<p>When we think about trying to lower high blood pressure, we usually …

High Blood Pressure

The kidneys: how they work and the best ways to keep them healthy

Kidneys filter the blood and strain out waste products and water, which end up as urine. Hypertension and diabetes are common causes of kidney …

Wellness

This type of nut could prevent heart attacks, strokes, study says

» RELATED: Here’s how many pushups men should be able to do to avoid heart attacks, study suggests<p>Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of …

Cardiovascular System

Government report reveals CBO was scandalously off in Obamacare estimates

A new report from government actuaries has revealed that the Congressional Budget Office was scandalously off in its estimates of the impact of …

Courts hammer Trump for sabotaging Obamacare, in rulings that could cost the Treasury billions

Legal experts thought that one of President Trump’s cruder attacks on the Affordable Care Act would come back to bite him once the courts took a crack at it.<p>Court rulings have flooded in over the last few weeks, and the experts are right. The cost to the government could be $12 billion a year, …

The Simple Method For Killing A Sinus Infection In Minutes

People who are at the highest risk of sinus infections include people suffering from common cold, nasal polyps or the ones with immune system …

Gum disease may be the cause of Alzheimer’s – here’s how to avoid it

Bacteria that cause gum disease have been implicated as a cause of dementia. Here’s what you need to know.<p><b>What is gum disease and why should I be</b> …

Scientists Make Breakthrough In Advanced Kidney Cancer Treatment

A combination of two drugs could become a new standard treatment for patients with advanced kidney cancer, clinical trial shows.<p>Scientists at the …

Cancer

Facebook is thinking about removing anti-vaccination content as backlash intensifies over the spread of misinformation on the social network

Following backlash and criticism over the spread of anti-vaccination rhetoric and sponsored advertisements targeting pregnant women in states seeing a surge in measles outbreaks, Facebook said it may reduce or remove the false information from the platform, according to a statement received by …

When the Cure Is Worse Than the Disease

Katie Tulley suffers from an incurable bladder disorder so painful that it feels “like tearing skin off your arm and pouring acid on it, 24/7,” she said. On scans, the organ looks like an open sore.<p>Ms. Tulley, a 37-year-old Louisianan who used to work with autistic children, manages her pain with a …

Opinion

Amazon's PillPack secures more state licenses, could be eyeing national rollout

Amazon's PillPack has secured approval in recent months from nine additional state pharmaceutical boards (and is seeking more) to expand its …

Measles outbreak prompts state of emergency declaration by Washington governor

The governor of Washington declared a state public health emergency Friday after more than two dozen measles cases have been reported, primarily affecting small children.<p>Governor Jay Inslee said in a statement that the Washington State Military Department and State Emergency Operations Center will …

Healthy Food Makes You Happy: Research Shows A Healthy Diet Improves Your Mental Health

Depression has many origins: it is genetic, triggered by a specific event, certain circumstances or lifestyle choices. But it is a disease of the brain, and researchers find that ensuring it receives the proper nutrients is a way to prevent and treat depression. In the future patients experiencing …

Happiness

7 Natural Flu Remedies to Speed Your Recovery at Home

Whether you’re currently sick in bed with the flu or you’re looking to prevent it, these natural flu remedies will come in handy. After all, there’s …

Alzheimer’s blood test breakthrough identifies disease a decade before symptoms appear

A compelling new study from an international team of researchers has described a novel protein that could be a useful blood-based biomarker to …

Here's How a Doctor Explains the Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia

It's not as simple as just diagnosing one or the other.<p>When someone goes to the doctor concerned about memory loss—maybe they’ve started to regularly …