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The researchers in Washington say the study is urgent since marijuana is given to cancer and HIV patients to treat appetite loss, but we do not know how it interacts with their bodies or their diseases.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Tamara Owsley-Savard, 32, from Topeka, Kansas, says she developed a flesh-eating infection from a spider bite in May. She has lost most of the tissue inside her left arm as well as her left pectoral muscle.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Researchers led by the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey found university students performed better on an algebra exam when they were in a room which had a coffee-like smell.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Scientists from the University of Connecticut have found that people who tan at the gym are more likely to do so than people who tan elsewhere, forming an addiction to it.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Researchers from the German Research Centre for Environmental Health and the University of Copenhagen studied nearly a million people and found linked 20 genes to hay fever for the first time.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Data suggests three-quarters of infants in the UK are being fed too many calories, the major cause of obesity. The guidelines have been issued by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Public Health England today admitted the jab had 'no significant effectiveness’ in stopping people being struck down by H3N2, which was blamed for adding to the pressure on the NHS.
Posted: 18-07-2018
The UK recalled valsartan two weeks ago, America has now followed suit. The drug has been widely prescribed globally for 15 years. But new evidence suggests that batches have been contaminated.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Charities today hailed the 'huge triumph' and begged officials to immediately implement the guidance. Since 2008 the vaccine has been given to 12-13-year-old girls on the NHS - but not boys.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Jo Ann Simon from Bethel, Connecticut, details the battle her husband Tom faced with Lyme-disease and ALS, discussing how the boisterous chef rapidly declined from his diagnosis to his death.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Avocados are packed with fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and healthy fat that helps to lower your bad cholesterol levels. But one avocado is 300 calories, and you can get the benefits with much less.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Men hoping to become fathers are often advised to avoid alcohol for fear of harming their fertility. But a study suggests a few small beers a week or bottle of wine may actually help men start a family.
Posted: 18-07-2018
While salami and prosciutto were not linked to mania, cured 'meat sticks' were linked to an increased chance of hospitalisation for having a manic episode.
Posted: 18-07-2018
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has decided the NHS should fund the injected drug which costs nearly £2,000 per dose but could help some 100,000 Brits with severe asthma.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Fiona Elias, from Edgware, north London, says multiple sclerosis makes her 'struggle to function' and is trying to raise £50,000 for a pioneering stem cell at a hospital in Moscow.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Health officials are worried that Britons will catch measles abroad and bring the illness back to the UK. Many will be shortly heading for southern Europe, where measles rates are very high.
Posted: 18-07-2018
NHS Trusts are buying four-packs of whiteboard markers for up to £2.10 when they could be purchased on the High Street for £1.04, according to Freedom of Information disclosures.
Posted: 18-07-2018
For the 40 per cent of us who believe we remember an event from our first two years, we have likely created it falsely after seeing photos or hearing recollections from others.
Posted: 18-07-2018
Sitting down to an evening meal at least two hours before going to bed reduces the chances of getting both cancers, a study of more than 4,000 people suggests.
Posted: 18-07-2018
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Rhona Eskander, a dentist in London, warns that using fashionable activated charcoal and fluoride-free toothpastes could actually do more damage than good to people's teeth.
Posted: 18-07-2018