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Link found between cannabis and rebound headaches after migraine

People with chronic migraines who use cannabis products are much more likely to suffer from “rebound headaches” than those who don’t use the drugs, a preliminary study suggests. However, though a link has been uncovered, it’s still unclear whether cannabis directly triggers the rebound headaches, the study authors told Live Science. The study also didn’t

New Tool to Aid Accurate Lupus Diagnosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Clinicians in Greece have developed and validated a simple and accurate tool to aid diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) based on standard clinical and serological features. “SLE diagnosis often poses significant challenges especially at early stages and formal diagnostic criteria are currently missing. Pending further validation in prospective studies,

Spain: One Vaccine Dose to Under 55-Year-Olds Who Had COVID

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain will give a single vaccine dose to under 55-year-olds who have already been infected with COVID-19, the Health Ministry announced on Friday in the latest update of its national inoculation strategy. “The duration of protective immunity to the virus after natural infection is unknown but studies show that administering a single

Majority of Russians believe coronavirus is a bioweapon: poll

Close to two out of three Russians believe that the coronavirus is a man-made biological weapon and less than a third are willing to get vaccinated, a poll said Monday. Observers say the findings reflect a distrust towards authorities fuelled by the lack of transparency during the pandemic and deteriorating relations with the West. According

‘Doctor, I’d Like You to Change My Medical Record’

“I had a patient recently who demanded that I remove the diagnosis of opioid use disorder [OUD] from his chart. He’s been on them for years, and has had abnormal urine drug screening. At that point, OUD isn’t a ‘thought,’ it’s a fact.” One radiologist apparently copied and pasted notes into various medical records. A

Working from home? Here’s how to preserve your posture

If you’re working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to have a work space that’s doesn’t cause pain or discomfort in your back, neck or legs, a spine specialist says. “Most couches may not provide the same type of support and contour as an ergonomic office chair, so your back and neck may

A new theory for how memories are stored in the brain

Research from the University of Kent has led to the development of the MeshCODE theory, a revolutionary new theory for understanding brain and memory function. This discovery may be the beginning of a new understanding of brain function and in treating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In a paper published by Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience,

How to Start Running (Even If You’re So Not a Runner)

If you think marathon runners are incredible — but the idea of lacing up sneakers yourself makes you dread a workout like it's the Presidential Fitness Test in fourth grade — it's time to reframe that narrative. After all, with most gyms closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and Zoom fatigue being completely real, getting

US to distribute 4 million J&J COVID vaccines by Tuesday

Four million doses of the latest COVID-19 vaccine to get US approval will be delivered across the country as early as Tuesday, a senior administration official said. The United States on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine for emergency use, boosting President Joe Biden’s plan to battle the outbreak that has killed more than

Research points to new hope for treatment-resistant age-related macular degeneration

An oxysterol that accumulates in the eye with age can transform choroidal endothelial cells; interfering with the process might help patients with treatment-resistant age-related macular degeneration. The latest research from the laboratory of John A. Moran Eye Center physician-scientist Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD, reveals how an oxidized form of cholesterol can change choroidal endothelial cells

Time to implement measures preventing future viral zoonoses

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread globally, infecting over 114 million people. The virus first emerged in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China, from a potential animal host. Zoonotic diseases have caused outbreaks throughout history, claiming millions of lives. These diseases occur when pathogens

Bowel cancer symptoms: ‘Elongated’ poo could be a warning sign

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