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Cannabis use in teens linked to depression

Parents should not be complacent about the risks of teenagers using cannabis, experts are warning. UK and Canada researchers said they had found “robust” evidence showing using the drug in adolescence increased the risk of developing depression in adulthood by ...
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How your thyroid can affect your energy levels and general ...

This is one of the most frequent patient stories doctors hear: “Doctor, I feel so tired all the time. I’m not eating any differently to normal, but I seem to be putting on weight. And my hair is falling out.” ...
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Few primary care physicians lack enough knowledge of cancer treatment ...

The idea of team-based cancer care most often focuses on involving primary care physicians in the care of cancer survivors. But research has shown patients are discussing initial cancer treatment options with their primary care doctors. And now a new ...
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EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks

WASHINGTON – The chemical compounds are all around you. They’re on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water ...
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‘Cancer killing more people than HIV, malaria combined’

Cancer has been considered as one of the world’s most pressing health concerns, killing in excess of eight million people every year, more than HIV and AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Dr Efua Commeh, the Ghana Health Service Deputy Programme ...
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African Americans at much higher risk for high blood pressure ...

PHILADELPHIA — The number of medical emergencies caused by extremely high blood pressure was five times the national average at a Newark, N.J., emergency department that serves a primarily urban, African American population, according to a new study involving Newark ...
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New 3D imaging technique reveals how pancreatic cancers start

A new technique to study tissue samples in 3D has revealed that pancreatic cancers can start and grow in two distinct ways, solving a decades-old mystery of how tumours form. The new method could help researchers to get more information ...
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New service launched to monitor, treat diabetics remotely

Dubai: Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) on Sunday announced the launch of a new app-based Actiste service for remote management of diabetes ahead of the Arab Health Forum starting on January 28. Actiste is the world’s first service for ...
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HALS study may provide new insight into the long-term brain ...

More people today are poised to explore space than ever before; those who do will experience the effects of microgravity on the human body. Recognizing the need for more data related to those effects, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) ...
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Early prediction of Alzheimer’s progression: Blood protein

Years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease manifest, the brain starts changing and neurons are slowly degraded. Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research (HIH) and the University Hospital Tuebingen now show ...