Legalization of Cannabis Means More People May Be Opting Out of Meds

Share on PinterestAs more U.S. states relax cannabis restrictions, reliance on prescription medication may be declining. Studio Marmellata/Stocksy As states across the U.S. continue to ease cannabis restrictions and legalize medicinal and recreational use, reliance on prescription medication may be declining. In fact, new research estimates that legalizing cannabis at the federal level could cost …

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How the Alopecia Justice League Is Working to Change the World

Share on PinterestImproving healthcare for people living with Alopecia? This looks like a job for Alison Lee (pictured above) and the Alopecia Justice League. Image Provided by Alison Lee As a young child, Alison Lee woke up to strands of hair on her pillow. So much hair fell out that she developed bald patches over …

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How Healthy Diets Like the Mediterranean Diet Help Protect Brain Health

A new study finds that across different races and ethnicities, the metabolites from healthier diets may help protect brain health. Diet is an important source of many metabolites, which can be markers of various aspects of our health. Past research has found that certain metabolites — including lipids, amino acids, and steroids — are linked …

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How to Make It Happen

In “A Date with Your Family,” a 10-minute instructional film made in 1950, Mother knits while dinner cooks. She and Daughter change from their daytime wear to something more formal. Brother and Junior comb their hair and wash their hands in preparation. Father returns from the office and hangs his hat on a rack. “The …

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Weight-Loss Surgery Has Long-Term Benefits for Pain, Mobility

While nearly two-thirds of participants said that joint pain and their overall state of health had interfered with their ability to do their jobs before surgery, that dropped to 43% seven years later. “I was impressed by the durability of initial pre- to post-surgery improvements in pain, function and work productivity,” said King, …

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With Polio’s Return, Here’s What Back to Schoolers Need to Know

By Céline Gounder Friday, September 16, 2022 (Kaiser News) — Before polio vaccines became available in the 1950s, people wary of the disabling disease were afraid to allow their children outside, let alone go to school. As polio appears again decades after it was considered eliminated in the U.S., Americans unfamiliar with the dreaded disease …

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Tired After a Long Day of Thinking Hard? Here’s Why

Sept. 16, 2022 – You’ve been doing deep focus work all day. Now you’re mentally fried. Wiped out. Exhausted. But you’re trying to wrap up a project. Should you power through? New science has the answer: No, you should not. In a Current Biology study, French researchers found that doing mentally hard tasks for more …

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We’re Increasingly Disconnected and That Has Consequences

Sept. 16, 2022 – You brought your computer home from work “for 2 weeks” in March 2020 and stayed home for 2 years. Schools went virtual. Club meetings got canceled. Gyms closed. Friends and family became off-limits. Remember avoiding other people on the street? It’s gotten better since the outbreak, but we’ve remained in relative …

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