The report found 36 studies that showed the top three triggers for a heart attack included the use of cocaine, eating a heavy meal and smoking marijuana. Smoking weed can cause an increase in a user's heart rate and blood pressure and, while marijuana can be consumed through edibles, 77.5% of people surveyed said they smoked it. … [Read more...] about Patients at risk for heart problems should be cautious about using marijuana
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Unfortunately, science isn't quite as convinced about the positive effects of cannabis on our ability to catch some Z's. Research since the 1970s has shown mixed results on weed's sleep-aiding benefits. A 2018 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study -- the gold standard -- found no benefit from CBD on sleep in healthy volunteers. Other studies have also found high rates of insomnia when withdrawing from nightly use. … [Read more...] about Weed may not ease sleep problems, especially for regular users, studies say
The latest research, published Friday by two psychology professors, combs through about 40 studies that have examined the link between social media use and both depression and anxiety among adolescents. That link, according to the professors, is small and inconsistent. … [Read more...] about Panicking about your kids and their phones? The new research says don’t.
But despite the dubious nature of the source, they may be right. Original findings on the health risks of the popular amino acid were the result of some very insubstantial research in the late 1960s. Furthermore, people often do not realize that not only is the compound naturally occurring, it is found in much of what we consume on a daily basis. Regardless of the hype, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still officially believes MSG is safe. … [Read more...] about ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’ Dubbed ‘Problematic’ Term After MSG Research Disputes Health Claims
With one-off experiments occurring in far-flung places -- minus rigorous scientific methods and randomized control trials -- it is not possible to compare the viral method versus the electronic to see how much viral DNA is left, how many generations it's passed to and which one is more successful. … [Read more...] about Controversial IVF technique produces a baby girl — and for some, that’s a problem