What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain

What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain

Addiction Cannabis use is a topic of fervent debate among researchers. As the drug is being legalized in an increasing number of countries, and as its medicinal properties have come into sharp focus, the experts ask to what extent it and its medicinal derivatives are...
How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?

How much salt does it really take to harm your heart?

Heart Health Too much salt is bad for you, particulary because it is associated with an increased risk of heart problems — but how much is too much? A new study suggests that we may not have to worry so much about how salty we like our food to be. A new international...
How red blood cells harm cardiovascular health in diabetes

How red blood cells harm cardiovascular health in diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes People with type 2 diabetes are more exposed to cardiovascular injury and recover with more difficulty from events such as heart attacks. Still, it has so far been unclear why that is, exactly. Two new studies now explain the causes. Researchers...
How does weight loss 'fix' type 2 diabetes?

How does weight loss 'fix' type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin, which is the hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Until recently, it was believed that diabetes lasts for life, but a new trial suggested that weight loss can send diabetes into...
Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival

Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival

Addiction Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that unfortunately has some of the lowest survival rates. A new study in mice suggests that one substance could help address this problem: cannabidiol, a naturally occurring cannabis compound. Researchers look to...
Mass hysteria: An epidemic of the mind?

Mass hysteria: An epidemic of the mind?

Stress and Anxiety An outbreak of fatal dancing fits among members of the same community, men suddenly gripped by the sickening fear of losing their genital organs, and teenagers having mysterious symptoms after watching an episode of their favorite TV series — these...
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