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In cannabis studies for pain, placebos provide similar pain alleviation as active cannabinoids. According to Karolinska Institutet researchers in JAMA Network Open, these studies receive considerable media coverage regardless of the clinical result. Researchers from the Karolinska...
Black tea is prepared from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis. The leaves are allowed to oxidize or ferment before they are dried and brewed. Black tea is a common beverage in many parts of...

Cardiovascular Disease: Role of “Good” Cholesterol Is Challenged

HDL cholesterol may not be as useful in predicting cardiovascular disease risk among persons of various races and ethnicities as experts formerly believed.

Ancient Viral DNA in Human Genome Guards Against Infections

According to new research, an ancient viral DNA in human genomes acts as antivirals against certain modern viruses.

Caffeine Consumption During Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Caffeine consumption during pregnancy, even in small amount, may lead to slightly shorter child height, suggests an analysis by National Institutes of Health researchers.

mRNA Vaccines Cut Severity of Delta, Omicron Infections

People who received two or three doses of the mRNA vaccine are more likely to have a milder illness if infected with the Delta or Omicorn variants than those who were unvaccinated.

Coffee Consumption Is Associated with Lower Risk of Death

Coffee consumption, two to three cups of a day, is linked with a longer lifespan and lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with avoiding coffee.

Monkeypox: Associated with Human-To-Human Transmission Outside Endemic Areas

Monkeypox, though less contagious than smallpox, direct human-to-human transfer via lesions and respiratory droplets is a big concern aside from airborne feasibility.

Long Term High-Fat Diet Expands Waistline and Shrinks Brain

According to recent studies published in the journal Metabolic Brain Disease eating a high-fat diet may increase waistline and damage cognitive function.

Opioid Prescriptions Much Higher for Lifelong Disabilities

People with two pediatric-onset neurodevelopmental disorders are prescribed opioids at significantly higher rates than those without the conditions.

Molecule Boosts Fat Burning

A research team at the University of Bonn has identified a key molecule named inosine that is capable of burning fat.

Married People with Cancer Live Longer

The disease cancer evolves from gene mutations. However, convincing evidence supports the idea that marital union plays significant roles in cancer patients' survival.

Emergency Care and Hospitalizations Higher Among Cannabis Users

According to a recent study, cannabis users are 22% more likely to visit the emergency department and be hospitalized than non-users.

Frequent Use of Painkillers Associated with Higher Risk of Tinnitus in Women

A recent study shows frequent use of painkillers such as Aspirin, Acetaminophen, and Advil is associated with a higher risk of tinnitus in women.

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