Marijuana plant (stock image). Credit: © jonnysek / Fotolia Canada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, released with the endorsement of key medical and public health organizations, provide 10 science-based recommendations to enable cannabis users to reduce their health risks. The guidelines, based...
Bacterial cells (stock illustration). Credit: © phonlamaiphoto / Fotolia Leading hospital "superbugs," known as the enterococci, arose from an ancestor that dates back 450 million years -- about the time when animals were first crawling onto land (and well before the...
Red wine. Credit: © natashaphoto / Fotolia Let it be no misunderstanding: heavy alcohol intake has severe harmful effects. But already for several years, researchers have been finding that moderate wine intake can be beneficial in delaying the onset of cognitive...
Drinking four cups of coffee each day can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people, new research suggests. Credit: © dubova / Fotolia Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of death, according to research...
Herbert “Skip” Virgin IV, MD, PhD, talks with postdoctoral researcher Dale Balce, PhD. Virgin led a study linking intestinal viruses to the development of Type 1 diabetes. The study showed that children who carried a specific virus belonging to...
"You win some, you lose some." Using the word "you" suggests it could happen to anyone. Credit: © Jakub Jirsák / Fotolia Researchers say it may seem contradictory that a means of generalizing to people at large is used when reflecting...
Credit:Flickr/rietje Cardiovascular problems propelled by increases in high blood pressure and obesity A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study from Harvard T.H....
Doing push ups and sit ups may help you live longer. Credit: © ijetdo / Fotoliaa Push ups and sit ups could add years to your life according to a new study of over 80,000 adults led by the University of...
Image credit: © andrein/ Flickr Using archival documents, a new report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine examines the sugar industry's role in coronary heart disease research and suggests the industry sponsored research to influence the scientific debate to cast...
Teenagers should reduce exposure to light in the evenings, say researchers. Credit: © adam121 / Fotolia Delaying school start times in the UK is unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research from the University of Surrey and Harvard Medical School...
The L194P egg-adaptive mutation dramatically increases the motility of the major epitope on the hemagglutinin of influenza H3 viruses. Red: high motility; white: medium motility; blue: low motility. Credit: Wilson Lab According to a new study from scientists at The...