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'High' participants may skew cannabis study results

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
A Duke University professor has raised doubts about the validity of cannabis studies because participants may overestimate the drug's effectiveness when they feel 'high.'

Four breakfast foods that can boost your sex drive

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Lack of vitamin D can cause low oestrogen in women and testosterone in men. London-based Rob Hobson says you can boost your libido by choosing the right foods for breakfast.

19 tips to shift baby weight from Binky Felstead’s trainer

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
The former Made in Chelsea star, 27, welcomed baby India just five months ago. Celebrity trainer Lulu Adams shared the fitness regime she devised for Binky.

Healthy diets lower blood pressure more than medication

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Researchers from Harvard Medical School found cutting out salt and eating more fruit and vegetables reduces blood pressure levels by 21 mm Hg, with most medications lowering it by 10-15 mm Hg.

'Astounding' number of teens suffering dangerous allergic reactions

ABC Australia - 23/11/2017
More than 40 per cent of adolescents with food allergies are having frequent allergic reactions, and 10 per cent of them are having possibly life-threatening anaphylactic attacks, according to findings that have surprised researchers.

'A national emergency': Deaths from prescription drug fentanyl up by 1,800pc

ABC Australia - 23/11/2017
Deaths from the potent prescription drug fentanyl are rapidly increasing in Australia, with a senior doctor calling the trend a "national emergency".

'Me time' improves mental health through creativity

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Spending time alone can improve mental health by boosting creativity, University of Buffalo research shows. People who enjoy being alone are more creative, reducing their stress levels.

UCLA study: ACA appears to have encouraged more people to use preventive care for heart health

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
By reducing out-of-pocket costs for preventive treatment, the Affordable Care Act appears to have encouraged more people to have health screenings related to their cardiovascular health, a UCLA study found.

Postmenopausal hormone therapy not linked to increased risk of stroke

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Postmenopausal hormone therapy is not associated with increased risk of stroke, provided that it is started early, according to a report from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal PLOS Medicine.

Drug-resistant malaria parasite could cause global crisis

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
A new global malaria crisis could be triggered by a resistant-strain form of malaria discovere din Southeast Asia. Scientists are hopeful they can nip it in the bud but fear it may soon go further afield

Imaging technique shows progress Alzheimer's disease

Science Daily (US) - 23/11/2017
Using ‘Raman’ optical technology, scientists can now produce images of brain tissue that is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The images include the surrounding areas, already showing changes.

Hormone therapy in the menopause transition does not increase risk of stroke

Science Daily (US) - 23/11/2017
Postmenopausal hormone therapy is not associated with increased risk of stroke, provided that it is started early, according to a new report.

New intelligence tool provides clarity to scientists in booming immuno-oncology field

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Hanson Wade, the London-based life sciences knowledge services specialist, has launched IO Combination Trials Intelligence (www.beacon-intelligence.com), to provide clarity to scientists and strategists in the booming immuno-oncology combination field of study.

Study highlights need for more clinical trials to improve treatment of children with heart disease

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Less than one per cent of UK children born with congenital heart disease are enrolled in clinical trials looking to improve treatments, research funded by the British Heart Foundation and led by the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children's Hospital has found.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patients harbor infectious prions in their skin

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)- the human equivalent of mad cow disease- is caused by rogue, misfolded protein aggregates termed prions, which are infectious and cause fatal damages in the patient's brain. CJD patients develop signature microscopic sponge-like holes in their brains.

How to avoid being stressed this holiday season

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Holiday stress gets the best of many Americans, but experts explain how to have more merry and less manic this year, whether you're a perfectionist, a family feud-er or just feeling a little lonely.

UK top market for male gigolos with female clients

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Male consorts used to solely sell sex to other men: but there is an increasing market for those who want to 'trade' with women and couples, as well as men.

High volume hospitals not necessarily better with heart valve surgeries

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists counters long-held beliefs that hospitals performing greater numbers of heart valve surgeries have better outcomes.

X-rays show Dolly the Sheep did not have arthritis

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Researchers at Glasgow and Nottingham University based their conclusion on X-rays of Dolly's skeleton, held by National Museums Scotland (NMS), in Edinburgh.

Soft robotic sleeve hugs the heart to keep it beating

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
It has proved a success on pigs, and Boston Children's Hospital researchers are hopeful it could be used for humans with heart failure in the not-distant future.