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    Stoned Plus Buzzed: Mixing Caffeine and Pot Brings New Risks

    Eighty percent of Americans get a daily jolt from caffeine, and now, as marijuana legalization has spread across the nation, some users and businesses have begun touting a combination of the two drugs. “After years of smoking, I’ve found that caffeine and weed are a perfect mix. If I get nicely stoned then drink a […]

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    Soap Ingredient May Be Linked to Antibiotic Resistance

    Scientists in England have uncovered a possible link between a common antibacterial ingredient and antibiotic resistance. The ingredient, called triclosan, has been on the radar of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for some time. Indeed, in 2016, the FDA banned the ingredient in soapsavailable to consumers because of both safety concerns and a […]

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    Why We Find It Harder to Filter Out Background Noise As We Age

    The problem becomes more common as we age: A friend is talking to you, you see his mouth moving and you hear his voice, but amid the din of other voices and music, you just can’t make out the words. Part of the issue, new research finds, may lie not in the ear itself but […]

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    Can Acupuncture Treat Women’s Health Issues? Studies Find Mixed Results

    Whether acupuncture can really help treat certain health conditions is controversial, and now two new studies on the ancient practice have reached mixed conclusions. One study found that women with stress urinary incontinence — who involuntarily urinate when they cough, sneeze, laugh or exercise — could benefit from acupuncture. But the other study, which looked […]

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    Night Owl or Early Riser? Sleep Patterns Can Vary by 10 Hours

    When your spouse falls asleep early while you’re still looking to extend the evening, don’t get too annoyed: Your partner may just be yielding to his or her body’s innate clock. Everyone has his or her own sleep chronotype, the personal biological clock that controls the body’s rhythms and dictates whether people feel their best […]

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    ‘Breast Cancer Genes’: How Much Do They Increase Cancer Risk?

    Women who carry genetic mutations in the “breast cancer genes,” called BRCA1 and BRCA2, have about a 70 percent chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetimes, according to a new study. The findings are based on an analysis of nearly 10,000 women with mutations in either theBRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, mutations that are known […]