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THC and CBD: Optimal Routes of Administration

Interest in the medical and recreational use of marijuana has led to increased interest in how to best administer the two most abundant cannabinoids in the plant: THC and CBD. These two molecules typically represent about 70 percent of all of the known ... Read more

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Visiting emergency wing increases risk of self-directed violence

Washington: Though suicide is the second most reason for death among youth, the patients between the 15-29 age group visiting the Emergency Department (ED) for medical complaints have the increased risk of self-directed violence. The broad number of ... Read more

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Pigs genetically-engineered to resist deadly swine virus

Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is a highly infectious and deadly disease among pigs, with outbreaks leading to huge livestock losses. Now, researchers from Jilin University in China have genetically modified pigs to be resistant to the virus, which ... Read more

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In-school nutrition programs among students limit increases in BMI, finds study

In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body mass index (BMI), a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. The five-year trial, conducted in ... Read more

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Simple technique to effectively treat underdiagnosed cause of debilitating ...

Patients who arrive at the hospital with heart-attack-like symptoms have had little recourse for their chest pain if scans came back clear, with no signs of blocked coronary arteries. Some of these cases are caused by a little-known phenomenon called ... Read more

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Obesity linked with 3.9 per cent of cancer globally: Study

Washington DC: Excess body weight or obesity is responsible for 3.9 per cent of cancer globally, a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Cancer, highlighted a relationship between obesity and the risk of 13 types of cancers ... Read more

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I thought he was being bullied but his bruises were something more sinister

"He came home black and blue - with purple dots all over his arms - so I went to see his headteacher." I thought he was being bullied but his bruises were something more sinister. A heartbroken mother, who believed her son's "black and blue" bruises ... Read more

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10 subtle signs you have a vitamin deficiency

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can be more common than you think and some of the most common deficiencies concern vitamin D, iron, and calcium. In addition, experts suggest that some vitamin deficiencies can be more on the subtle side, meaning there ... Read more

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RNA sequencing offers novel insights into the microbiome

Researchers at the University of Chicago have come up with a revolutionary strategy for studying the activity of the gut microbiome – using high-throughput sequencing of tRNA. The microbiome - an illustration by Alpha Tauri 3D Graphics. Alpha Tauri 3D ... Read more

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Adults' Brain Activity Echoes with Their Babies' Brain Activity when they play ...

An infant's attempt to pay attention when playing with objects results into bursts of high frequency activity in the brain. But, ever wondered what happens when adults play together with their babies? In a new study, Dr. Sam Wass from the University of ... Read more

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Taking trips outside the home can help prevent depression in older adults

Photo (c) Dean Mitchell - Getty Images For the younger consumers, taking a trip outside the home typically doesn't require a second thought. However, for older adults, life typically slows down, and going to the movies or museums may not happen as ... Read more

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Global diets lacking vitamins, minerals

CANBERRA, 17 Dec. (BelTA - Xinhua) - Diets all over the world are lacking vitamins and minerals essential for healthy growth, Australia's peak scientific body found. An analysis of global diets, released by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial ... Read more

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Dementia cure in sights after $185m granted to Qld researchers

DEMENTIA patients have been given new hope of having their heartbreaking disease reversed and memory restored under a $185 million Federal Government ageing fighting fund. Queensland researchers — who have cured dementia in mice — will begin ... Read more

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Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline: Study finds link

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body's insulin production and blood sugar levels. New research, however, suggests that the scope of this condition may be broader than previously thought, as scientists find a link between type 2 ... Read more

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Victorians need to get sun smart: study

Five per cent of people observed over six weekends in January and February covered their arms at pools or beaches, The Cancer Council Victoria study released on Monday reveals. Yet 15 per cent of people covered their arms in parks and gardens while 39 ... Read more

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Men are more likely to abuse benzodiazepines- details inside

Washington: Turns out, a large number of people misuse benzodiazepines to get relieved from tension without consulting their physicians. A study has found that the misuse of benzodiazepines is strongly connected with dependence on prescription opioids ... Read more

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'Outbreak culture' can derail effective responses to deadly epidemics

An outbreak of an infectious disease creates a crucible in which forces are melded in an intense, high-stakes, pressure-filled environment. The situation is volatile, oftentimes unclear and rapidly evolving, and the pathogen may be life-threatening. Read more

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Australian researchers discover how a baby's sex is determined

Sydney: While it is known that the sex of a baby is determined by its chromosome make-up at conception, new research has identified a "regulator" that increases or decreases the activity of genes which decide if we become male or female. "These ... Read more

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Dementia cure in sights after $185m granted to Qld researchers

DEMENTIA patients have been given new hope of having their heartbreaking disease reversed and memory restored under a $185 million Federal Government ageing fighting fund. Queensland researchers — who have cured dementia in mice — will begin ... Read more

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Treatment for underdiagnosed cause of debilitating chest pain

PHILADELPHIA - Patients who arrive at the hospital with heart-attack-like symptoms have had little recourse for their chest pain if scans came back clear, with no signs of blocked coronary arteries. Some of these cases are caused by a little-known ... Read more

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Nutrition research this year shows many paths to wellbeing

If you look back at the more significant nutrition research findings of the year, you might feel you have some tough decisions to make. Like, choices between a better brain or a better body, a longer life or a diabetes-free life? There are many ... Read more

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In-school nutrition programs among students limit increases in BMI, finds study

In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body mass index (BMI), a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. The five-year trial, conducted in ... Read more

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Early physical therapy can reduce opioid use: Study

According to a recent study, patients who underwent physical therapy soon after being diagnosed with pain in the shoulder, neck, low back or knee were approximately 7 to 16 percent less likely to use opioids in the subsequent months. The study was ... Read more

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Men are more likely to abuse benzodiazepines- details inside

Washington: Turns out, a large number of people misuse benzodiazepines to get relieved from tension without consulting their physicians. A study has found that the misuse of benzodiazepines is strongly connected with dependence on prescription opioids ... Read more

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'Outbreak culture' can derail effective responses to deadly epidemics

An outbreak of an infectious disease creates a crucible in which forces are melded in an intense, high-stakes, pressure-filled environment. The situation is volatile, oftentimes unclear and rapidly evolving, and the pathogen may be life-threatening. Read more

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Surgeons lobby government to buy lifesaving transplant device

Liver transplant surgeons are working to bring a machine to Victoria which can keep donated organs alive outside the body for up to 24 hours and tests their suitability. The Victorian Liver Transplant Service, based at The Austin, is lobbying the state ... Read more

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Pigs genetically-engineered to resist deadly swine virus

Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is a highly infectious and deadly disease among pigs, with outbreaks leading to huge livestock losses. Now, researchers from Jilin University in China have genetically modified pigs to be resistant to the virus, which ... Read more

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Anti-anxiety drugs most misused drugs : American Psychiatric Association

According to a study appearing in the Journal Psychiatric Services Anti-anxiety drugs are the most misused drugs and misuse of these prescription drugs accounted for more than 17 per cent of overall use. The “Misuse” was defined by the researchers as ... Read more

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Pigs genetically-engineered to resist deadly swine virus

Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) is a highly infectious and deadly disease among pigs, with outbreaks leading to huge livestock losses. Now, researchers from Jilin University in China have genetically modified pigs to be resistant to the virus, which ... Read more

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'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

JOHANNESBURG — They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre just six days after birth has now recovered from the virus. Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is now the world's ... Read more

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Bullying affects the brains of adolescents- details inside

Washington DC: According to a new study, effects of being bullied are more than just psychological. Research shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly victimised and this could increase the ... Read more

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New prostrate cancer jab could help 3400 men diagnosed with the condition in ...

SCIENTISTS have enhanced a natural weapon of the body's own immune system to attack the disease, which affects one in seven men in this country. By Nicola Bardon. 16th December 2018, 11:24 pm. Updated: 16th December 2018, 11:24 pm. Read more