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The Physical Exercise That Can Reverse Signs of Aging in the Brain

Dancing, whether professionally or recreationally, requires strength, suppleness, coordination and balance. It's an enjoyable physical and mental exercise that helps you become more physically active and keeps your mind sharp. A recent study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience has found dance classes can even reverse some signs of aging in the brain. Older adults who…

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The Sickness Ravaging the United States That Almost No One Is Talking About

Women and older adults in the United States are drinking a concerning amount of alcohol, leading researchers to label the problem a “public health crisis.” In a new report, published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism looked at two large studies with data on self-reported drinking habits. The studies,…

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Having Sex At Least Once a Week Could Help You Live Longer

Sexual intimacy in women has been linked with longer telomeres — a trait associated with slower cellular aging, improved overall health, and even increased lifespan. The finding adds to a growing body of research on the importance of regular sexual activity to our mental, emotional, and now physical health. The study, published online in Psychoneuroendocrinology, found…

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How Does Ketamine Treat Depression?

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This is What Happens When You Mix Marijuana and Tobacco

Marijuana and nicotine are two popular drugs, but what happens when you use them together? That’s exactly what researchers from University College London in England set out to find. The team discovered that combining these two drugs won’t result in a greater high, but it may offset some of the memory loss associated with marijuana, while…

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Psychopaths Are Most Likely to Study This in College

Psychopathy is a real mental health condition that often goes undetected in people, which means you could be living next to, or with, a psychopath and not even know it. So how do you tell a psychopath from your average Joe? Well, according to a new study, it may help to see what they studied in…

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The 10 Best and Worst States to Raise Healthy Kids

The Best And Worst States To Raise Healthy Kids

Any parent can tell you that raising a child is expensive. In fact, raising a kid in the United States is more expensive than ever. Washington Post reports that the average family spends about $233,610 from the time their baby greets the world to 17 years old, which is roughly $13,000 a year. The rising costs…

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5 Unusual Things That Help Men Live Long And Prosper

During the epic journey toward the Fountain of Youth — the mythical pool of water that stops the aging process — men and women buy expensive skin creams and follow fad diets and detoxes to extend their lifespan. Yet for men, the secret to increasing their life expectancy and living longer than women is based on…

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Do Marijuana Suppositories Really Work? New Research Gets to the Bottom of It

What You Should Know About Marijuana Suppositories

Rectal marijuana? Weed suppositories? Smoking might be the most common way to get high, but apparently it’s not the best —at least for medicinal purposes. As Vice puts it, "...taking it up the butt is actually much more effective than smoking it." Talk of rectal marijuana hit the news cycle following a story in the National…

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WATCH: 10 Marijuana Myths You Should Quit Believing

10 Marijuana Myths You Should Stop Believing

Marijuana has been at the center of controversy for years, praised as both a miracle drug and a gateway demon drug. In the U.S., medical marijuana has become legal in half of the 50 states; legal recreational use is also expanding. Undoubtedly, marijuana offers an array of benefits to human health, but the science behind its…

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Google's 8 Most Popular Questions About Marijuana

8 Most Popular Marijuana Questions Searched On Google

If you’re curious about something, but are embarrassed to ask a friend, many of us turn to Google. It’s a quick, easy way to get an answer. A simple search of “Is Marijuana…” pulls up a number of questions people have asked. Here are the answers to 8 of the most popular questions searched on Google…

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Is GMO Corn With Glyphosate as Much of a Cancer Risk as Cigarettes?

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matan Shelomi. First of all, let’s be clear: cigarette smoking is one of the worst things you can legally be doing to your body. Cancer, emphesema, and a whole suite of lung, heart, blood, brain, mouth, and throat diseases are linked to it, plus teratogenic effects. The evidence…

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4 Surprising Factors That Could Increase Miscarriage Risk

Miscarriages occur in approximately 10 percent of all clinically recognized pregnancies, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reported. Common risk factors for naturally losing a baby during early pregnancy are advanced maternal age and prior early pregnancy loss. We’ve listed four additional risk factors that could surprise you. Read: Trying To Get Pregnant Or Already…

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People Using Medical Marijuana Drink Less and Gobble Fewer Pain Pills

Medical Marijuana Linked To Decreased Alcohol Consumption, Less Opioid Use

Coming home after a long day at work has become synonymous with pouring a big glass of wine, but is this long-held American tradition changing? California-based medical marijuana technology company Eaze just released a new report which shows that alcohol drinkers in California are turning to marijuana as a safer, more natural alternative for alleviating everyday…

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Hormone Could Cure Autism’s Attention, Social Dysfunction

Could a hormone our bodies naturally produce hold the key for reversing autism? It’s a question raised in recent years, as scientists have delved deeper into how oxytocin works, and new research takes a step toward an affirmative answer. Mount Sinai Hospital scientists published a study in the journal eLife that says oxytocin treatments “boosted social…

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What's in Your Fast Food Wrapper?

It’s no secret that fast food isn’t healthy, but could the wrapper that holds your greasy sandwich together also pose a threat to your health? A new study revealed that some harmful substances, called perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), were found in fast food wrappings. Typically, these chemicals are use in stain-resistant products, firefighting materials, and even nonstick…

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The Shape of Your Brain Could Determine Your Personality

Have you ever wondered why you were prone to bouts of moodiness or why you were always so easy going? Turns out personality could be linked to brain shape, according to new research. Scientists found that brains with a thicker cortex, smaller volume, and less folding were connected to increased levels of neuroticism. Openness, however, was…

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Are You In Shape Or Just Thin?

Being thin and being in shape are not the same thing, as evidenced by our slender friends who never get off the couch, and conversely, by every single overweight athlete. Although our weights and where we fall on the body mass index — a measurement of our total body fat based on our height and weight…

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6 Best Natural Cold Remedies

It’s too easy to spend an arm and a leg at the pharmacy for the common cold. But some organic products could do just the trick to boost your health. We’ve listed the best six all-natural remedies for when you’re feeling the winter weather. Read: The Summer Cold: Viruses, Not Just 24-Hour Air-Conditioning, Cause Heat Chills…

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Am I Selfish, a Sociopath, or a Narcissist?

Everybody’s personality falls somewhere on a spectrum — how outgoing or introverted we are, the number of neurotic quirks we have, or our degree of optimism versus pessimism, for example. Our level of selfishness also falls on a spectrum, with a healthy dose of self-centeredness on one end and extreme personality disorder on the other. The…

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Carrie Fisher's Death Raises Heart Health Questions About Drug Abuse

Carrie Fisher's Death Raises Heart Health Questions About Drug Abuse

Beloved “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher passed away at age 60 after suffering a heart attack on Friday, Dec. 23, People reported. The cause of cardiac arrest is unknown, but Fisher’s untimely death has raised questions on how prior drug abuse can affect heart health later in life. The star long fought addiction, and she wasn’t…

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How Much Ibuprofen Is Too Much in One Day?

Your browser does not support the video tag. Analysis: Strong Prescription Painkillers Increasingly Deadly Sometimes when our heads hurt, or any other body part for that matter, a couple of ibuprofens don’t seem like enough. Taking too much of the over-the-counter painkiller, however, could be dangerous. There are limits to what the body can tolerate. Both…

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Cannabis Tampons Are a Real Thing

What Are Cannabis Tampons?

It’s the sort of thing that seems ripe for a Snopes debunking — cannabis tampons — but nope! They’re 100 percent real. Earlier this January, Foria announced the rollout of their latest product, Foria Relief: A suppository that can be inserted into either your vagina or rectum. The product, made out of cocoa butter and the…

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Smoking Weed May Help You See Better in the Dark

Smoking Weed May Help You See Better In The Dark

Growing up, you likely learned about a list of veggies, including Vitamin-A rich carrots, that can improve your eyesight, but marijuana probably wasn't on that list. Now, researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute suggest smoking weed may help your night vision by decreasing the eyes' sensitivity to light. The belief marijuana could improve, not impair, vision…

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The Cure for Meth? Exercise...and More Meth

Exercise Coupled With Meth Can Help Addicts Recover

Exercise combined with methamphetamine can help meth addicts recover, researchers said. The study published Wednesday in the FASEB Journal focused on the disturbances in the circadian rhythm of addicts. Researchers from the University of Buffalo in New York said methamphetamine and exercise target those reward centers in the brain, which are also involved in the maintenance…

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Which States Permit Medical And Recreational Marijuana?

Which States Permit Medical And Recreational Marijuana?

Currently, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, while four states and DC have legalized cannabis for recreational use. In November, a number of states will also be voting on marijuana legalization in its various forms in nine state ballot measures, Forbes reported: five states will consider…

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Should You Smoke Pot While Pregnant?

Four states in the U.S. allow for recreational use of marijuana while 24 allow the use of medical marijuana. However, using marijuana during pregnancy can have adverse effects on the developing fetus. Unfortunately, according to researchers, there is “far too little research” available on the effects of cannabinoids on embryo development. A study published Thursday in…

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10 Benefits Of Medicinal Marijuana

10 Benefits Of Medicinal Marijuana

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S. resulting in at least 584,881 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recent animal studies show that marijuana extracts can help kill certain cancer cells and even reduce the size of some of them. But, marijuana is still illegal in several…

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