Marijuana use linked to increased risk of stroke, heart failure, study finds

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WASHINGTON — Amid the looming legalization of marijuana in more than half of U.S. states, a new study finds that actually using weed increases your likelihood of stroke or heart failure. Researchers at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) drew their research from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a survey that contains data from patients in …

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‘Public health crisis’: 700% increase in children with antibiotic-resistant infections, study finds

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CLEVELAND — There’s an old saying about traditional household pests like mice: Build a better mousetrap and the mice get smarter. Something similar may be happening in local communities across the United States when it comes to pesky bacterial pests like salmonella and E. coli. They’re becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics – indeed dangerously so, …

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Male breast cancer sufferers need gender-specific treatments, study finds

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LEEDS, United Kingdom —  Breast cancer is often thought of as a “woman’s” disease, in part because it remains one of the leading sources of female cancer mortality.  But it’s not just women that suffer its ravages. Indeed, for reasons that are still poorly understood, the incidence of male breast cancer is growing along with …

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Study: Take a yellow taxi cab for a safer ride

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SINGAPORE — If you decide to call a taxi, you may be better off asking for a yellow one to pick you up. A new study finds you’re less likely to be in an accident when riding in an industry-standard yellow cab compared to blue ones. Researchers at the National University of Singapore looked at …

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Long-term heavy drinking may prematurely damage arteries, study finds

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LONDON — There are a lot of reasons why heavy drinking is not suggested — from the toll on mental health to the risk of alcoholism and the dangers posed to others — but now a new study finds that engaging in frequent benders could prematurely damage the arteries, which could significantly raise the risk of heart …

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Traveling to Mars poses serious cancer risk for humans, study finds

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Traveling to Mars may be a real possibility for humans in the next decade or two with several organizations including NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX program seeking to be the first to execute the feat. But a new study could give a candidate pause about making the trek. Researchers from Wake Forest University …

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Study: Stressful day at work leads to poor sleep, less exercise

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — It’s no secret a good night’s sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but a new study finds our nightly slumber has a significant impact on our daily stress level and vice versa. Sharing their work in the Journal of Sleep Research, researchers at Penn State published two highly-related findings derived …

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