Marijuana

President Trump recently told reporters he will likely support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, which could finally help cut through the red tape blocking scientists from conducting large-scale trials on the benefits of medical marijuana in cancer patients. Medical...

Skin Cancer

A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, the United States and France taught an artificial intelligence system...

Obese

Obese hospital patients are more likely to survive an infectious disease than people of normal weight, according to research that pointed Friday to seemingly paradoxical benefits of a condition loaded with health risks. Presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, a...

Vitamin Supplement

Vitamin D is considered an essential part of healthy living. From reducing the risk of asthma attacks, treating sunburns and even lessening the symptoms of depression, vitamin D is frequently supported by medical experts for its many benefits. Based on the findings of a new study,...

Allergy

The spring allergy season is hitting much of the country especially hard — and researchers are blaming climate change for more intense pollen counts. There’s been a spike in the number of people suffering seasonal allergies, also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, for...

Baldness

A potential new cure for baldness has been discovered using a drug originally intended to treat osteoporosis. Enhanced hair growth is a side-effect of a different drug, cyclosporine A, used to treat autoimmune diseases. And researchers found it also inhibited a protein, SFRP1,...

4 Diet Changes

Take one look at your high school yearbook picture and then look at your reflection in the mirror. What you are about to read is going to explain the differences in the two images – and how your diet may help you get closer to the younger you. Your skin’s two major proteins,...

Liver

The liver is our largest internal organ and performs more than 500 functions to keep us alive and well, but that doesn’t seem to stop us from subjecting it to regular abuse. Beer, late night pizza, and that morning-after Tylenol all wreak havoc on this vital organ. But new research...

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”...