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A Benefit of Legal Marijuana by NICHOLAS BAKALAR


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

A new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis. 12 more words

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Of Little Help to Older Knees by NEW YORK TIMES


By NEW YORK TIMES

Middle-aged and older patients are unlikely to benefit in the long term from surgery to repair tears in the meniscus, pads of cartilage in the knee, a new review of studies has found. 12 more words

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Birth Weight and Diabetes by NICHOLAS BAKALAR


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

African-Americans born at low birth weight are at an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes later in life, a new study has found. 11 more words

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Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns by RONI CARYN RABIN


By RONI CARYN RABIN

Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns. 11 more words

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TUB OF LARD!!!

FAT EMBOLI SYNDROME

1. Associated with embolization of marrow or tissue fat or platelets and free fatty acids to the pulmonary capillaries, producing rapid onset of symptoms… 52 more words

BOURBON NO ICE!!!

ALCOHOL INTOXICATION

Intoxication: Occurs with blood levels greater than 100mg/dL. If the levels are over 400 mg/dL, that is due to rapid consumption of alcohol and represents a medical emergency… 78 more words

A Call for a Low-Carb Diet by ANAHAD O’CONNOR


By ANAHAD O’CONNOR

In a finding that upends long-held notions about a healthy diet, a major study shows that avoiding carbohydrates and eating more fat contributes to weight loss and fewer cardiovascular risks. 12 more words

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