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Decriminalizing Pot Doesn’t Hike Teen Use, Study Finds

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 — States that have decriminalized marijuana have had no increase in use of the drug by young people, researchers report. Decriminalization, which is different than legalization, reduces the legal penalties for marijuana possession. For example, possession of a small amount of the drug for personal use may be treated like a […]

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CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 — There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of patients with high cholesterol over age 60 years taking lipid-lowering medications from 2005 to 2016, but such increases have not been seen among younger patients with high cholesterol, according to a QuickStats report published in the July 13 issue of […]

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Life Is Short After Dementia Diagnosis, No Matter Your Age

SUNDAY, July 22, 2018 — Your age doesn’t determine how long you’ll live after a dementia diagnosis, new research contends. “These findings suggest that, despite all efforts, and despite being younger and perhaps physically ‘healthier’ than older people, survival time in people with young-onset dementia has not improved since 2000,” said study author Dr. Hanneke […]

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The proposal to weigh kids at school is misguided

Why are we weighing kids? Last week Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE) made a proposal to a Senate committee to weigh and measure our children every two years at school. Professor Steven Allender, from Deakin’s Faculty of Health, told the ABC that the current information about obesity is inaccurate and researchers have “no real […]

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Autistic children given sex change drugs by the NHS

Autistic children given sex change drugs by the NHS: Up to 150 youngsters treated with puberty-blocking jabs ‘might not even be transgender’ Up to 150 youngsters have been given ‘puberty blocker’ drugs, which stop the body maturing, after being seen at Britain’s only NHS child transgender clinic Drugs, which can permanently weaken bones, are often […]

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AHA: ER Visits, Hospitalizations for AFib on the Rise

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Emergency room visits for atrial fibrillation are soaring. Added to the number of people admitted to the hospital for the condition, it’s contributing to “an alarming growth” in its economic burden to the country, according to a new study. Annual visits to the emergency department for this […]

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5 risks of poor menstrual hygiene practices

More often not, a large section of women are compelled to use unhealthy menstrual hygiene products owing to their monetary conditions, or do not have access to feminine hygiene products. Risks of poor menstrual hygiene are aplenty and need to be kept in mind and eradicated. Maintaining good and healthy menstrual hygiene is of paramount […]