Marijuana

More visits to the emergency room by teens in Colorado are related to marijuana use than in the past, suggesting an impact of the drug’s legalization that needs closer attention, researchers say. “Most studies evaluating the impact of marijuana legalization on adolescents’...

Ketamine

Ketamine has “shown promise” in the rapid treatment of major depression and suicidal thoughts, a US study says. Ketamine has a reputation as a party drug but is licensed as an anaesthetic. The study found use of the drug via a nasal spray led to “significant”...

Fish Oil Supplement

Fish oil supplements have long been recommended to people suffering from dry eye disease, a common ailment that affects millions worldwide — but a study out Friday says they don’t work. “Omega-3 supplements are no more effective than placebo at alleviating dry...

Human Body

Human cells make up only 43% of the body’s total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists. Understanding this hidden half of ourselves – our microbiome – is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson’s. The field is even...

Muscular Men

According to a study conducted at the University of Westminster, stronger men make awful boyfriends. The study surveyed 327 straight British men, more than a third of whom were single, and discovered that the more muscular the participant, the more likely he was to have sexist beliefs...

Cancer Diagnosis

“One-stop shops” aimed at speeding up cancer diagnosis are being introduced across England. The aim is to catch the disease earlier and prevent patients from being referred for several tests for different forms of the illness. Patients often face delays when they have...

DNA Tests Wrong 40 Percent

Popular direct-to-consumer DNA kits that promise to reveal a person’s heritage and details about their health provide false information to two in five users, a new study published in the journal Genetics in Medicine suggests. The troubling data comes from research conducted by...

Breakfast

Starting your day off right means kicking things off with a good meal. Luckily, this healthy, filling breakfast will keep you going strong all day. If you’re not in the habit of eating breakfast every day, it’s time to make a change. Eating a balanced breakfast every day has...

Hormone

If you’re a “woman of a certain age,” you might have wondered: Where did this belly fat come from? You’re eating and exercising no differently than you did before menopause struck, but suddenly, your tummy has ballooned. Welcome to life without estrogen. “Preclinical...

E-Cigarette

Smokers who also use e-cigarettes may be half as likely to give up tobacco as smokers who never vape at all, a European study suggests. Even when smokers only occasionally experimented with vaping, they were about 67 percent less likely to become ex-smokers, the study found. Daily...