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Experts blame federal government for haziness over marijuana’s myriad health effects

Experts blame federal government for haziness over marijuana’s myriad health effects

More than two dozen states in the U.S. have legalized marijuana and millions of people across the nation use the drug each month, but the precise health effects of the drug on those who use it remain a mystery.

Experts say they have only a hazy idea of the drug’s myriad health effects, and argue that federal laws are to be blamed for the issue. Some experts say that the federal government is erecting major barriers to research that would have provided answers to solve the mystery.

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Detailed Review on Health Impact of Marijuana Offers Interesting Information

Detailed Review on Health Impact of Marijuana Offers Interesting Information

Marijuana’s positive impact on health has remained questionable and differing views have been presented over long term and short term impact of using marijuana for various conditions. A detailed study conducted by nonprofit National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has provided interesting information about impact of marijuana on health. Medical marijuana has been allowed in majority of the states with recent changes in laws but medical community is still skeptical about positive impact of marijuana on health.

Doctors detail skin rash on Miami’s first pregnant woman with Zika

Doctors detail skin rash on Miami’s first pregnant woman with Zika

A multi-disciplinary team of physicians from the University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health has released a case study detailing the nation's first locally transmitted case of Zika in a local pregnant woman.

The experts described a skin rash that first appeared on the 23-year-old Miami-Dade woman's body parts like chest, arms, palms, legs and soles. The rash was preceded by fever and followed by joint pain. The illness ultimately prompted the young woman to seek medical help in July last year when she was 23-week pregnant.

Trump reportedly asks Robert Kennedy Jr. to chair commission on vaccines

Trump reportedly asks Robert Kennedy Jr. to chair commission on vaccines

Flu vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. revealed on Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to lead a new commission on vaccines.

A spokesperson for Trump’s transition confirmed that the President-elect is mulling a plan to form a commission on autism, which affects thousands of families across the nation; however no decision has been made yet.

Smoking costs global economy $1 trillion annually: WHO/NCI study

Smoking costs global economy $1 trillion annually: WHO/NCI study

Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion annually and the habit will be claiming as many as 8 million lives each year by 2030, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI).

The newly published report stressed that the cost of smoking far outweighs taxes generated through tobacco sales, which have been estimated at around $269 billion for the year of 2013-2014.

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Using Fatty Cells, Researchers Showcase Scar-free Healing of Wounds: Report

Using Fatty Cells, Researchers Showcase Scar-free Healing of Wounds: Report

In an experimental treatment, researchers have been able to heal a wound without scarring by using fatty cells. Similar technique can be used in dealing with wrinkles, medical experts claim. Anti-aging treatments have gained popularity in recent years and youthful looks find many takers. Fat cells called adipocytes are important to keep a youthful skin. During healing of wounds, scars form as adipocytes are lost during the process. Decline in fat cells is also among the main reason for wrinkled skin.

EPA trying to raise awareness about cancer-causing radon

EPA trying to raise awareness about cancer-causing radon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is trying to raise awareness about radon, an odorless and colorless gas that has become the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

Radon is a noble gas, occurring naturally as a decay product of radium. It is widely considered a health hazard because of its radioactivity. Various studies have linked it to the potentially deadly disease of lung cancer.

Routine tonsillectomy proves fatal for Detroit girl

Detroit girl dies 3 hours after leaving hospital

A 9-year-old Detroit girl who had her tonsils removed died just three hours after leaving the hospital, the girl’s mother confirmed.

As autopsy reports are still incomplete and hospital authorities haven’t provided details, Sonia Gambrell, the victim’s mother, is still struggling to get answers about the death of her daughter.

The girl, Anyialah Greer, died on 8th of December just three hours after being released from Children’s Hospital in Troy, which is owned by Detroit Medical Center.

One Hour Nap After Lunch Good for Brain Health: Research

One Hour Nap After Lunch Positively Impacts Brain Age: Research

Sleep is important and new research suggests that one hour nap after lunch can turn your brain nearly five years younger. Many studies in the past have supported the idea of short nap in afternoon. The current study has evaluated the impact of afternoon nap on brain and other health indicators. The research involved 3,000 adults in China with age over 65. The study team found that people who took one hour nap in afternoon regularly had much better results in cognitive tests. Scientists are still trying to understand aging and various health conditions related to brain health.

Early introduction of Peanuts in diet can prevent allergy among high risk group: NIH

Early introduction of Peanuts in diet can prevent allergy among high risk group: NIH

Introduction of peanuts in diet of high allergy risk group at an early age can reduce the risk of peanut allergy, according to new guidelines issues by the National Institutes of Health. The NIH guidelines suggest that peanuts and other nuts can be added in small amount of diet of toddlers at age of 4-6 months. Children at high risk of acquiring nut allergy can escape allergy if they are introduced to nuts at an early age. Their body welcomes the addition of nuts in small amount, as per medical research conducted in recent years.

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