Why weed edibles are far more risky than most people think

(Nicole Karlis/ Salon) — While the United States is yet to fully nationalize recreational marijuana, our northern neighbors are, as usual, ahead of the curve. Recreational marijuana has been fully legal across Canada since October … Read More

New killer immune cell discovery is a step towards ‘universal’ cancer therapy
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(Tom Hale/ IFL Science) — Scientists have discovered a new soldier of the immune system that could hold the power to treat most types of cancer.

A new study, reported in the journal Nature Immunology, has documented the discovery of a T-cell armed with a new type of receptor that is able to identify and kill most human cancer types while ignoring  …

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Heart health: are women getting incorrect treatment?
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(Fiona Sally Miller/ Medical News Today) — A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an alarming failure to successfully treat cardiometabolic disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, in women.

The authors urge health services to consider the biological differences between men and women when treating heart disease.  …

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Cutting-edge heart disease drug to be tested on thousands of UK patients
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(Ian Snug/ Nursing Notes) — Inclisiran, a bi-annual injection to lower cholesterol, is set to be studied in UK patients as part of a large-scale NHS clinical trial expected to start later this year.

In a world-first, the drug is expected to be available through a population-level agreement – pioneering a game-changing approach to reducing  …

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Sepsis deaths around world ‘twice as high as previously thought’
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(Sarah Boseley/ The Guardian) — Deaths from sepsis around the world are twice as high as previously thought, with babies and small children in poorer countries at greatest risk, a major study has revealed.

There were almost 50m sepsis cases worldwide and 11m deaths in 2017, according to US researchers writing in the Lancet medical journal.  …

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Sleep problems in older adults linked to cognitive decline and dementia
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(Lisa Rapaport/ Reuters) — People who have trouble falling asleep may be at increased risk of developing cognitive problems or dementia than their counterparts who sleep well, a research review suggests.

Researchers examined data on 51 previously published studies that followed middle-aged and older people in North America, Europe  …

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We may be one step closer to a vaccine against Alzheimer’s disease
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(Clary Estes/ Forbes) —Alzheimers is a devastating diagnosis for people suffering from the disease, as well as their families, but a group of researchers feels that they are one step closer to finding a cure.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects about 5.7 million people in the US and is the leading cause of age-related dementia today.  …

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Study finds tongue fat can lead to sleep apnea
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(Kristen Fischer / Healthline) —Losing weight can help your sleep, according to a new study that found tongue fat can increase your risk of sleep apnea.

The study says that losing fat in your tongue can alleviate symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The condition occurs when people stop and start breathing during sleep. Patients  …

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26-year decline in cancer mortality includes largest single-year drop on record, American Cancer Society says
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(Kelly McCarthy/ ABC News) — Deaths from cancer have gradually decreased over the last 26 years, with the largest single-year drop ever recorded in the last decade.

The death rate in the U.S. declined by 29% from 1991 to 2017, according to the annual statistics from the American Cancer Society, which the health organization said  …

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How diet, exercise, and weight management can add a decade to your life
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(George Citroner / Healthline) — We’d all like to live a long time in good health.

Now a recently published study has concluded there are lifestyle factors that can increase your odds of reaching an older age without chronic health issues.

There’s been plenty of research on lifestyle choices, such as smoking, physical activity, drinking  …

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