Regular marijuana users may need more anesthesia for medical procedures Patients getting surgery may need higher levels of anesthesia if they are regular marijuana users, a new study suggests. NBC Health News, 04/16/2019. (Also see Endocannabinoid System)
Have you had your measles shot? How to know if you need the measles vaccine or booster. There’s lots of talk about how to protect children from the highly contagious virus, but adults with measles are 10 times more likely to be hospitalized. NBC Health News, 04/18/2019.
Transgender U.S. adults have higher risk of poor health. Transgender adults may be more likely to have unhealthy habits and medical issues that negatively impact their quality of life than people whose gender identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, a U.S. study suggests. Reuters Health, 04/22/2019.
Sleep myths may hinder good sleep and health. Wrong pronouncements and widespread beliefs about sleeping, what quality sleep means and how to achieve it, can do more harm than good, researchers argue. Reuters Health, 04/19/2019. (Also see Sleep Disorders and Illness)
Stress disorders tied to increased heart disease risk. People who suffer from conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, a Swedish study suggests. Reuters Health, 04/19/2019. (Also see Stress)
Older people feel more youthful when they also feel in control. Older adults may feel younger than their age on days when they feel most in control of their lives, a small study suggests. Reuters Health, 04/19/2019.
Why Does Exercise Guard Against Cancer? One of the most important benefits of exercise is in how it reduces our risk of developing a number of types of cancer – especially colorectal cancer. New York Times, 04/22/2019. (Also see Cancer)
Vitamins and Supplements Can't Replace a Balanced Diet, Study Says. New research published suggests that vitamins and supplements may not be enough to keep you healthy. Time Healthland, 04/08/2019. (Also see Supplement Guide)
Could antibiotic–resistance become a bigger killer than cancer? In little more than 30 years, antibiotic–resistance may be more deadly than cancer around the globe. Mail Online, 04/22/2019. (Also see Arthritis Treatments)
Parkinson's results beyond researchers' wildest dreams. A treatment that has restored the movement of patients with chronic Parkinson's disease has been developed by Canadian researchers. BBC Health News, 04/22/2019.
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