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Recalling Positive Memories May Cut Depression Risk for Teens

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 — Recalling specific positive life experiences may build resilience and help lower vulnerability to depression among adolescents with a history of early-life stress, according to a research letter published online Jan. 14 in Nature Human Behaviour. Adrian Dahl Askelund, from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and colleagues used path modeling to assess whether […]

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Town of Collingwood opts-in to allow retail cannabis stores within municipality

The town of Collingwood has decided to opt-in and allow bricks-and-mortar cannabis stores within the municipality. At a meeting Monday evening, Collingwood councillors voted in favour of allowing retail cannabis stores within the town. The province has given municipalities until Jan. 22 to decide whether they will allow the retail stores within their jurisdiction. If the Alcohol and Gaming Commission […]

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Hong Kong scientists claim ‘broad-spectrum’ antiviral breakthrough

Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases—a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses. A team from the University of Hong Kong described the newly discovered chemical as “highly potent in interrupting the life cycle of diverse viruses” in a study published this month in the journal […]

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Most People Against Genetically Modified Foods Know Less Than They Think

Let’s get this out of the way up front: The scientific consensus is that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe to eat. That hasn’t stopped people from ginning up controversy around them; it’d been decades now, and we’re still hearing alarmist rhetoric about “Frankenfoods.” But a new study finds that the people most vehemently opposed to genetically modified foods are […]

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Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 — For the first time in history, Americans’ risk for dying from an opioid overdose is higher than their risk for dying in a car accident, the National Safety Council reported Monday. The chances of dying from an accidental opioid overdose in the United States are now one in 96 compared with a one-in-103 risk for […]

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Antihypertension drug losartan may improve treatment of ovarian cancer

A new study from a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found that the hypertension drug losartan, which targets the angiotensin signaling pathway, may improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy agents used to treat ovarian cancer. Previous research from the same team identified a similar effect for losartan in animal models of breast and pancreatic cancer, leading to a phase […]

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Healthy digestion: With Leek, the intestinal activity to stimulate positive

Leeks: onion plant can contribute to good intestinal health Leek belongs to due to its low calorie content to the “lean” varieties of vegetables. The healthy onion plant contains essential vitamins and minerals. Regular consumption of Leeks can contribute to good intestinal health. A “slim” vegetable Leeks not only contains a lot of fiber and plenty of folate, but it […]

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Muscle stem cells can drive cancer that arises in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can develop an otherwise-rare muscle cancer, called rhabdomyosarcoma, due to the muscle cells’ continuous work to rebuild the damaged tissue. However, little is known about how the cancer arises, hindering development of a treatment or test that could predict cancer risk. Now, scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have demonstrated that […]

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Research confirms nerve cells made from skin cells are a valid lab model for studying disease

The incidence of some neurological diseases—especially those related to aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases—is increasing. To better understand these conditions and evaluate potential new treatments, researchers need accurate models that they can study in the lab. Researchers from the Salk Institute, along with collaborators at Stanford University and Baylor College of Medicine, have shown that cells from mice […]

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Teen brain volume changes with small amount of cannabis use, study finds

At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug’s impact on teens may be warranted. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, shows that even a small amount of cannabis use by teenagers is linked to differences in their brains. Senior author and University of Vermont […]

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