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Marijuana Users At A Higher Risk Of Dying From High Blood Pressure?

The results of a new study are making headlines with claims that marijuana users are connected to a three-hold higher risk of dying from hypertension (high blood pressure) than someone who doesn’t use marijuana. There is one small catch to the findings of this new marijuana study. Namely, there are some limitations with the study’s findings. One of the more ...

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Opioid Crisis Study Finds Number Of Fatal Overdoses Actually Higher Than Officially Reported

The nation’s current opioid crisis may be worse than previously thought. According to a researcher at the University of Virginia, the number of overdose deaths from opioids is likely much higher than what is being reported. After reviewing thousands of death certificates issued between 2008 and 2014, Dr. Christopher Ruhm discovered deaths from opioids are 24 percent higher than current ...

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Left-Handed People More Likely To Have Thin Faces, Also Have Higher Risk Of Developing TB

Being left-handed carries a lot of unnecessary stigma. Throughout generations, there have been myriad myths about southpaws going around, and it still isn’t uncommon in some cultures for children born left-handed to be turned into righties. And while there have also been certain conditions or traits that research has mainly associated with lefties, a new study suggests another rather peculiar ...

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Left-Handed People More Likely To Have Thin Faces, Also Have Higher Risk Of Developing TB

Being left-handed carries a lot of unnecessary stigma. Throughout generations, there have been myriad myths about southpaws going around, and it still isn’t uncommon in some cultures for children born left-handed to be turned into righties. And while there have also been certain conditions or traits that research has mainly associated with lefties, a new study suggests another rather peculiar ...

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Steroid Use For Conditions Like Bronchitis Linked To Higher Rates Of Adverse Events Sepsis, VTE and Fractures

People are often given short-term corticosteroids like prednisone to treat symptoms of conditions like bronchitis or back pain. Short term steroid use often helps people feel better quicker and can save lives. Still, these popular drugs are not without adverse effects. No drugs are. University of Michigan researchers would like people to be aware of a new link they found ...

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CDC: HPV In Men Common But Cancer Rates Higher In Women

Nearly half of the US adult population has been infected with HPV, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention while noting higher rates of infection in men. According to results of a recently published survey by the health administration, 45.2 percent of the adult population aged between 18 and 60 years has genital infections with at least one of ...

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UberEats drivers to strike in London in bid for higher wages

Drivers for Uber’s food delivery service in London are threatening to strike this week if wages aren’t increased – a sign workers toiling for on-demand apps in the city are emboldened after a rival take-out service made concessions following a protest earlier this month. Hundreds of UberEats drivers plan to strike starting on August 26, according to the United Voices ...

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Suicide Rate Higher In People With Epilepsy

While the suicide rate in general continues to rise at alarming rates across the United States, people with certain demographics seem to be more at risk – age, profession and race can play a part, but so can certain medical conditions. Some of those are well known – people with mental health issues are the majority of health-related suicides, such ...

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Mike Pence Approval Rating Below Average, But Still Higher Than Both Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton

Without much previous attention on the national stage, voters are looking to Mike Pence’s approval ratings in his home state of Indiana for an indication of how he would perform in the nation’s second highest office. In Indiana, 46 percent of Mike’s constituents approve of the job that he is doing as governor, according to a survey conducted by Morning ...

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“Academic Apartheid” in Higher Education

Illustration by Jim Cooke Before you go into great debt to send your kid to college, you should hear from the low-paid, ill-treated workers who will actually be educating them: adjunct professors. They are sharing their stories with us. Their view is much different from the one you’ll find in the college brochure. http://gawker.com/the-misery-of-… Adjunct professors—the closest point of contact ...

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