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Marijuana Legalization: Colo. Youth Smoking Less Pot

It is a statistic that flies in the face of everything that legalization opponents thought. Despite dire prognostications to the contrary, a new survey by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reveals that high school-age use of marijuana has dropped from 22% to 20% since pot was legalized there. The thing that makes this even more stunning is …

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Long-Term Care Needs Improvement For Dementia Patients, Shows Study

The baby boomer generation is now aging, a situation that is bringing with it a new set of challenges for the U.S. This demographic shift is being most strongly felt in the healthcare industry, where the already burdened American health infrastructure is preparing for an influx of millions of new elderly patients. The Affordable Care Act included new attempts to …

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Marijuana Legalization Foes Losing the Battle

Marijuana legalization is a battle that has gone on for decades. Proponents of legal marijuana, whether it be for medical purposes or for recreational, have pointed out one of the greatest arguments against prohibition ever: prohibition of something that this many people want and will find a way to get creates a black market. That black market creates violence. Other …

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Marijuana Legalization Spikes Teen Use? Nope.

For many years, there were several arguments that anti-legalization forces leaned on to keep pot at bay, medicinal or otherwise. One by one those arguments have been deflated and disproven. As it turns out, marijuana is not a “gateway” to harder drugs. It does not cause mental illness. It is not physically addictive, in the same way that nicotine is. …

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Diabetes Diagnosed Using New Microchip Technology

Diabetes is quickly becoming more prevalent in many parts of the world, even among the young. Part of the problem can be traced to the expanding waistlines of people in western countries, but preventative health programs to battle obesity are still just beginning to make a dent in the rising numbers. With doctors having to deal with the rise in …

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Diabetes, Obesity Linked by Missing Protein

It’s been clear now for decades that obesity is somehow linked to the development of diabetes. As Americans have grown to staggering proportions, diabetes diagnoses have risen accordingly, even among teens. Exactly why this is the case isn’t fully understood, but researchers are now closing in on some answers. A new study published in the journal Cell Reports suggests that …

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Study: Spending More On Facebook Ads Helps Paid Search Performance

Kenshoo, which recently launched a solution that matches paid search clicks to Facebook audiences in real time, has a new study out looking at how Facebook ads affect paid search conversions. Obviously, it’s a bit self-serving, but interesting nevertheless, particularly as Facebook is all but forcing brands to advertise these days. In fact, the study was actually commissioned by Facebook. …

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Depression Signs Could be Treated With Alzheimer’s Drug

Millions of Americans with depression function perfectly well using common treatments, but there are those whose disease shows resistance to most drugs. Researchers this week announced some hope for those people in new research that could eventually lead to a treatment for treatment-resistant depression – and that hope is coming from an unlikely place. Researchers at the University of Texas …

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Lung Cancer Treatment Resistance Reversed in New Study

Lung cancer patients got some good news this week as a new study has shown how doctors might reverse genetic resistance to a common lung cancer drug. According to the study’s authors, around 40% of lung cancer patients are resistant to a specific targeted therapy drug known as erlotinib. The drug is an EGFR inhibitor and the therapy is meant …

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Schizophrenia May Be Caused By Genetic Mutations

“Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair.” The Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing’s words are as apt as they are succinct. 20% to 40% of men and women diagnosed with schizophrenia are so tortured by their condition, that they attempt suicide. 5% to 13% complete the act. But as the scientific battle against this devastating disorder presses on, researchers are learning …

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Atrial Fibrillation Costs Rising in the U.S.

The U.S. is now suffering from what the medical community is referring to as an obesity epidemic and doctors across the country are seeing the negative health effects of rising weight. A new study this month has shown yet another metric by which Americans’ heart health could be getting even worse. The study, published in the American Heart Association journal …

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Weight Loss At Any Age Improves Heart Health, Shows Study

It’s well-known that being overweight, and especially being obese, can bring on severe health complications. This is particularly true for heart health, as obesity has been directly associated with worse cardiovascular outcomes, regardless of how healthy a person may otherwise be. Despite these risks, more Americans and Britons than ever are now obese. Though the young and middle-aged often turn …

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