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Cannabis App Allows Users To Track How High They Are
MentalHealth
Scientists have developed a prototype for an app that's been designed for cannabis users so that they can determine whether or not they’re actually high. The app tests memory, attention and reaction -- traits that are often impaired by cannabis use.


Programming Fat Cells Takes Only 24 Hours
YourWeight
Although fat cells (adipocytes) normally function as part of the immune system and help control lipid accumulation, the extracellular environment in obesity traps a vicious cycle of inflammation, increasing risk of several major disease. 24 hours is all it takes for a so-called precursor fat cell to have its 'epigenetic recipe' on how to correctly develop into a mature fat cell, reprogrammed.


Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Also Lead To Diabetes and Obesity
Toxins
Increased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has fueled a dramatic uptick in the consumption of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners in recent decades. However, new research finds sugar replacements can also cause health changes that are linked with diabetes and obesity, suggesting that switching from regular to diet soda may be a case of 'out of the frying pan, into the fire.'


Cannabis Significantly Reduces Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
MentalHealth
In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples' self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home.


New Blood Pressure Guidelines Will Kill Millions More
JunkHealthcare
New limits, set by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology ignores the potential harms of slapping people with disease labels, according to an analysis published by Australian public-health experts. They estimate that up to 80 percent of newly diagnosed individuals will end up worse off.


Why Is Your Blood Pressure So Affected By Salt?
Nutrition
Salt is the most common and readily available nonmetallic mineral in the world. Yet some people are far more susceptible to the effects of salt than others and scientists are beginning to understand why. Why does a low salt diet increase the risk of death for some and not others?


Memory Changes Every Time You Access It
Memory
The fallibility of memory is something that is now well documented and publicized. Like it or not, you can't trust the contents of your brain and this is considered verbatim in a court of law.


Future Dental Product May Cure Cavities
OralHealth
Researchers at the University of Washington have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities.


10 Unneeded Healthcare Treatments
JunkHealthcare
Doctors are often criticized for prescribing unneeded tests and procedures that harm more than they help and add to medical costs that could otherwise be avoided. Diagnostic tests are better than ever but they pick up conditions that might be perfectly harmless, forcing us to rethink when things are best left alone.


If You're Worried About Bacteria On Prep Surfaces, Use Oregano Oil
Antioxidants
Risk of food poisoning from contaminated food surfaces may be reduced by using oregano oil to help kill bacteria, new research suggests.


Study Shows Gains In Meditation Training Maintained Seven Years Later
Consciousness
Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement.


How Mind Body Approaches Reduce Blood Pressure Better Than Medication
Prevention
Decades of research continue to unravel the relaxation response--the physiological and psychological opposite of the well-known fight-or-flight stress response that can be achieved through relaxation techniques like yoga or mediation--can reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension.


Pharmaceuticals Are Changing The Microbiome In The Human Body
Drugs
While the adverse effects of antibiotic use on the human microbiome are well documented, other commonly used medicines are having a similar impact, warn researchers.



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