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Stoners Weigh Less Than Everyone Else, Says New Study

Stoners are known for eating frozen pizza rolls and other questionable snacks when they get high. Naturally, you’d think all those empty calories could cause weight problems, but a new study says that isn’t the case. People who regularly smoke weed are less likely to be overweight or obese compared to those who abstain, according

Health claims on children’s food ‘are confusing’

Three quarters of ‘healthy’ children’s food claiming to have ‘one of five-a-day’ fruit and vegetables DOESN’T have the recommended portion size –and may be fuelling obesity Researchers from the University of Glasgow tested 332 supermarket products They found 41 per cent of them were less healthy than they claimed to be Claims of no added

Study illuminates the brain’s inner workings

Like instruments in an orchestra, different parts of the human brain work together to help us perform the functions of daily life, ranging from breathing and sleeping to reading, walking and learning. But which areas of the brain work in harmony to accomplish certain types of tasks? And how does this coordination vary from person

Prostate cancer rates and deaths have plummeted worldwid

Prostate cancer and death rates have plummeted worldwide, study reveals About one in nine men develop prostate cancer over the course of their lives  In 1994, a blood test for the cancer was approved by the FDA  But the test led to over-diagnosis and has fallen out of favor  In 44 countries, prostate cancer rates

A Mozart playlist improved mortality in epileptic mice, study finds

A Mozart playlist improved mortality in epileptic mice, surprising study finds 80% of epileptic mice exposed to Mozart survived by the end of the 21-day study Only 50% of control epileptic mice, who were not exposed to music, survived The researchers at Utah said the findings were ‘fascinating’, ‘unexpected’, and ‘a huge discovery’  e-mail View

Drug-resistant tuberculosis: A new study offers new hope

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in the world from a single infectious disease, causing more deaths than HIV/AIDS. In 2017, 10 million people developed TB disease globally and an estimated 1.6 million died. One of the biggest blocks to beating the epidemic is the growing resistance to drugs that have previously cured

Study suggests how, when to support military couples after homecoming

Military couples look forward to joyful celebrations and reunions after long deployments. Difficulties may lie ahead, though, and new research with more than 500 couples in the months after homecoming suggests how and when to help. “Military couples are incredibly resilient,” says University of Illinois communication professor Leanne Knobloch, the lead author of a first-of-its-kind

Teen suicide risk greatest in developing countries, study says

Adolescents in developing countries are more likely to make suicide attempts or have suicidal thoughts than those living in high-income countries, a University of Queensland-led study has found. UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences researcher, Associate Professor Asad Khan, said suicide-related issues had become a major public health challenge in low and middle income

MMR Not Linked to Autism in Danish Cohort Study

MONDAY, March 4, 2019 — Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination is not associated with an increased risk for autism, including in children with autism risk factors, according to a study published online March 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Anders Hviid, Dr.Med.Sci., from Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues conducted a nationwide

Skin diseases study uses crowdsourcing to gather data

In 1906, English statistician Francis Galton happened to visit a livestock fair where fairgoers were invited to guess the dressed weight of an ox scheduled for imminent slaughter. Some 800 attendees took part and afterwards Galton got hold of the contest data. This episode, which Galton reported in Nature, has become subject to popular retellings,

Most Hip, Knee Replacements Last Decades, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 — If you need a new hip or knee, take heart: The vast majority of these joint replacements last decades, new research shows. The conclusion stems from an exhaustive review of several hundred thousand joint replacements in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand. The researchers followed nearly 216,000 hip