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Cannabis use may increase your emergency care and hospital admission risks

Scientists from the University of Toronto found that recreational cannabis use is linked to a heightened risk of emergency care and hospital admission for...

Belly fat: a common cause of high blood pressure, heart attacks, diabetes

Scientists from Uppsala University found that visceral fat is a major contributing risk factor for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. They found that there is...

Should you get a COVID-19 booster shot now or wait until fall?

While COVID-19 vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, it has become clear that the protection offered by the current...

Scientists find new link between Western-style diet and colon cancer

Scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital found that a Western-style diet—rich in red and processed meat, sugar and refined grains/carbohydrates—is tied to a higher...

COVID reinfections could be more severe for some – but overall evidence doesn’t give...

The COVID pandemic has been going on for well over two years now. During this time, SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) has slowly...

Doctors prescribe fewer painkillers during night shifts than during the day

Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that doctors prescribed less pain medication during night shifts than during the day. The research is published...

A surprising cause of abnormal heart rhythm

Scientists from Penn Medicine found that taller people have an increased risk of developing AFib. The research reveals a strong link between the genetic variants...

Combination of ‘feelings’ and measurements may help detect Alzheimer’s early

Scientists from the University of Cologne found subjective memory disorders in conjunction with conspicuous levels of beta-amyloid proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid are a...

Why cholesterol-lowering drug statins can cause muscle pain

Scientists from McMaster University found a potential mechanism explaining why some people who take drugs to lower their cholesterol develop sore, aching muscles. The research...

This antibody treatment could reduce severe COVID-19

Scientists from Mayo Clinic found that treatment with one of three anti-spike neutralizing monoclonal antibodies for mild to moderate symptoms led to low rates...