Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction – CNN
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Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction – CNN

(CNN)Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety.”The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher…

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CBD oil may help limit cravings and anxiety in heroin users, study finds – NBC News
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CBD oil may help limit cravings and anxiety in heroin users, study finds – NBC News

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 21, 2019, 5:55 AM UTCBy Shamard Charles, M.D. and Ali GalanteAdd the possibility of reducing cravings and anxiety in heroin addicts to the growing list of potential CBD uses.Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York announced…

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Skin cancer can develop even where the sun doesn’t shine – WTOP
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Skin cancer can develop even where the sun doesn’t shine – WTOP

Experts warn that skin cancer is an equal-opportunity offender, and it can afflict anyone, at any age, of all skin types on nearly any part of their bodies. Here are some signs to look out for and ways to protect your skin. Experts warn that skin cancer is an equal-opportunity offender, and it can afflict…

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Processed food — not just extra calories — causes weight gain – Big Think
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Processed food — not just extra calories — causes weight gain – Big Think

We know we should eat less junk food, such as crisps, industrially made pizzas and sugar-sweetened drinks, because of their high calorie content. These “ultra-processed” foods, as they are now called by nutritionists, are high in sugar and fat, but is that the only reason they cause weight gain? An important new trial from the…

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Health officials warn of possible measles exposure in Chicago – WLS-TV
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Health officials warn of possible measles exposure in Chicago – WLS-TV

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Chicago Department of Public Health shared new details Monday about the confirmed Measles infection in Chicago. “The individual is an international traveler who spent time in several countries that are experiencing measles outbreaks,” the city told ABC 7 by email. That unnamed person may have exposed Chicagoans to the highly contagious…

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Measles Outbreak Now at 880 Cases, With Fastest Growth Still in New York – The New York Times
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Measles Outbreak Now at 880 Cases, With Fastest Growth Still in New York – The New York Times

Health|Measles Outbreak Now at 880 Cases, With Fastest Growth Still in New YorkGlobal healthWarming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.ImageAlexandria Taylor, a pharmacy student at the University of Pittsburgh, prepares a measles vaccination at a clinic earlier this month. Measles infections have…

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Snoring or waking up exhausted ‘could be early warning sign of cancer’ – The Sun
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Snoring or waking up exhausted ‘could be early warning sign of cancer’ – The Sun

SNORING could mean you’re more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, experts have revealed. New findings suggest the annoying trait could be linked to the disease – in women. Getty – Contributor Women suffering sleep apnoea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than those who don’t suffer the sleep disorder, new findings have…

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The hand-held breath test that spots lung diseases in just one minute – Daily Mail
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The hand-held breath test that spots lung diseases in just one minute – Daily Mail

By Roger Dobson for the Daily Mail Published: 18:15 EDT, 20 May 2019 | Updated: 19:11 EDT, 20 May 2019 A one-minute breath test could speed up lung disease diagnosis and help ensure patients get the correct treatment.The hand-held device measures levels of hydrogen peroxide in breath. Hydrogen peroxide is best known as a key…

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The homemade sunscreen you find on social media is a recipe for sunburn – PBS NewsHour
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The homemade sunscreen you find on social media is a recipe for sunburn – PBS NewsHour

This may sound obvious, but a new study makes it clear: Don’t use recipes you find online to make homemade sunscreen. When researchers surveyed recipes for do-it-yourself sunscreens on the social network Pinterest, they found almost 70 percent of the recommended recipes offered insufficient sun protection. These concoctions put users at risk of sunburn and…

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Anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria – Medical Xpress
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Anxiety might be alleviated by regulating gut bacteria – Medical Xpress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a review of studies published today in the journal General Psychiatry. Anxiety symptoms are common in people with mental diseases and a variety of physical…

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