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Pot-Based Prescription Drug Seek FDA Approval

Only a small number of states currently have laws on the books allowing medical marijuana, but help may be on the horizon for patients in other states who could benefit from the ingredients in cannabis plants — clinical trials are currently underway for the world’s first pharmaceutical developed from raw marijuana instead of synthetic equivalents.

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Plant Compounds Linked to Fewer Heart Deaths

Research on nearly 100,000 older U.S. adults finds those who get a moderate amount of certain plant compounds in their diets are less likely to die of heart disease or stroke.

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Would You Get Plastic Surgery?

Is there a part of your body you’d like to have rendered bigger or smaller or smoother by way of plastic surgery? According to a new survey, about a quarter of Americans are open to the idea of a bit of nip and tuck.

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Is Your Smartphone Actually Adding to Your Stress?

Those of us who assumed technology would make our lives simpler might want to think again: a new study finds a link between smartphone usage and stress levels.

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Omega-3s Could Aid in Male Fertility

If you’re trying to become a father, you may want to load up on omega-3s — new research indicates the fatty acid found in fish is crucial in transforming dysfunctional round-headed sperm into the strong, cone-headed swimmers necessary for fertilization.

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Study: New Hormone Could Help Fight Obesity, Diabetes

Researchers have isolated a protein in mice muscle cells that trigger the same health benefits as exercise.

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Diabetes Drugs Could Also Help in Weight Loss

Researchers have found two popular diabetes medications — Byetta and Victoza — reduce appetite in patients both with and without the disease, possibly making them viable weight loss drugs.

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Slightly Fewer Americans Obese in 2011

Fewer Americans reported being obese in 2011, compared to years past, according to the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

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Family History of Alcoholism Could Affect the Brains of Adolescents

Teens with a family history of alcoholism respond differently during risky decision-making moments compared to other teens, according to a new study from researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University.

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Researcher Propose Higher Tax on Sugary Beverages

As obesity continues to plague the United States, many states have imposed a tax cost on some of the products that contribute to unhealthy weight gain, like soda. But experts believe that the current sales tax isn’t high enough to truly impact health and weight loss.

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