Friday, December 14, 2018

Health & Medicine

Health & Medicine
Smoking bans tied to lower blood pressure in non-smokers

Smoking Bans Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Non-Smokers

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) Non-smokers who live where smoking is banned in public places may have lower blood pressure than non-smokers who aren't protected...
Cannabis abstinence tied to memory improvement in adolescents, young adults

Cannabis Abstinence Tied to Memory Improvement in Adolescents, Young Adults

By Ankur Banerjee (Reuters Health)  Not using cannabis for a month could improve learning ability for adolescents and young adults who used the drug at least...
Yoga, acupuncture might ease menopause hot flashes

Yoga, Acupuncture Might Ease Menopause Hot Flashes

By Tamara Mathias (Reuters)  Acupuncture and yoga could offer relief from the hot flashes of menopause, a new analysis suggests During hot flashes, women suddenly feel uncomfortably...
With back pain, depression tied to higher healthcare spending

With Back Pain, Depression Tied to Higher Healthcare Spending

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) When patients with painful back problems are also depressed, they have significantly higher healthcare costs than back-pain patients without depression,...
Many incidental findings spotted on MRIs, few turn out to be cancer

Many Incidental Findings Spotted on MRIs, Few Turn Out to Be...

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health)  Many people who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) for a variety of common health problems may get an unexpected cancer scare...
Droplets of oil form on the surface of a marijuana plant at Tweed Marijuana Inc in Smith's Falls

Patents on Pot? U.S. Lawsuit Puts Cannabis Claims to The Test

By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) In October, the U.S. government issued Axim Biotechnologies Inc a patent for a cannabis-based suppository to treat irritable bowel syndrome Britain's GW...
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