Tag: effects

Cannabis tied to severe heart attack risk in younger adults

(Reuters Health) – Teens and young adults who use cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis are more likely to be hospitalized for heart attacks by early adulthood than their counterparts who don’t use these drugs, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 2010-2014 on 1,694 patients ages 15 to 22 who were hospitalized for heart attacks, […]

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Cancer survivors ‘have higher heart risk’

More than one in 10 cancer patients die from heart and blood vessel problems, rather than their initial illness, a study says. The European Heart Journal looked at three million US patients, with 28 different cancers, over 40 years. The researchers say the increase in the numbers surviving cancer means more attention should be focused […]

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Smoking marijuana may heighten risk of risk of stroke, arrhythmia in young adults, experts warn

Young people who use cannabis frequently are more than twice as likely to have a stroke as non-users, according to a new study presented at American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019, which concluded Monday. A second new study found that those diagnosed with cannabis use disorder were found more likely to be hospitalized for arrhythmia […]

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Generation Vape: As Juul faces new suit, doctors worries over epidemic of e-cigarette-related student illnesses

BRONX, N.Y. –New York state is suing the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs, alleging the San Francisco-based company used deceptive and misleading marketing to target teenagers and failed to warn them of the harmful health effects associated with its products. “Juul took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook by engaging in deceptive business practices when marketing […]

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Ready to risk getting cancer or dementia to set foot on Mars? Main health concerns on your way to the Red Planet

Health problems are inevitable in space. You can develop cancer, lose muscle tone or suffer memory loss. The list is long, but the Red Planet appeal is strong. Do you have what it takes to survive a 6-month space trip to Mars? NASA wants humans on Mars by 2035. Scientists are convinced the planet holds […]

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Omega-3 oils boost attention as much as ADHD drugs in some children

LONDON (Reuters) – Omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve attention in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) just as much as drug treatments, but only in those whose blood levels of omega-3 are low, trial results showed on Wednesday. Researchers in Britain and Taiwan who conducted the placebo-controlled trial with 92 children said their […]

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Michigan boy, 17, gets double lung transplant after damage from vaping

(Reuters) – A 17-year-old Michigan boy facing “imminent death” from vaping injuries has undergone a double lung transplant, the first in a patient suffering from the effects of e-cigarettes, a Detroit hospital said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vape device in this illustration picture, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abisi/File Photo The announcement […]

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Anti-immigrant rhetoric may put health of U.S. Latinos at risk

(This Nov. 1 story corrects researcher’s first name in paragraph 4.) By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) – The White House’s anti-immigrant remarks are taking a toll on Latinos in the U.S., whether they be citizens or undocumented immigrants, a new study concludes. In a survey of patients who showed up at three urban California emergency […]

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has held off imposing a blanket ban on single-use plastics to combat pollution, officials said on Tuesday, a measure seen as too disruptive for industry at a time when it is coping with an economic slowdown and job losses. A ragpicker collects recyclable material from a garbage-strewn beach in Mumbai, […]

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