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”...

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...

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...

Rise in Cancers

Being overweight or obese is a growing cause of cancer in the UK while cases caused by smoking are falling, according to a large study. Cancer Research UK found more than a third of all cases of cancer were avoidable – some 135,000. The charity also found that excess weight...

E-Cigarette Vaper

A new warning about vaping published in Environmental Health Perspectives says there may be toxic levels of metals, including lead, that could be leaking from the heating coils of e-cigarettes. Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health found metal traces in the aerosols...

Linger Over Lunch

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by chewing longer and pausing between bites, study results suggested Tuesday. Research involving nearly 60,000 Japanese people showed a link between eating slower or faster, and losing or gaining weight. “Changes in...

Ice Creams

If you’ve wandered through the frozen section of your supermarket in the past year, you may have noticed the arrival of frozen desserts with labels prominently declaring the total number of calories per pint. Among them: Arctic Zero, Breyer’s Delights, Enlightened and...

flu patients

The flu remains widespread in 48 states, with Hawaii and Oregon the only exceptions. It has taken a heavy toll in Arkansas, where 125 people have died so far. Gibson Heath, 3, has spent the last 12 days at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, fighting the flu. Because of his chronic...

Persian shallot

A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment. They said this could...