As cannabis use becomes more widely acceptable and gains legalization in Canada and U.S. states, concern surrounding potential interactions with common medications has surfaced. In previous studies, cannabis derivatives have been shown to inhibit P450 enzymes, but the extent of this interference has been unstudied. A new study from Washington State University is the first
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Victims of New Orleans car crashes sometimes face an uphill battle to try to recover from the injuries they suffer. When the injury is catastrophic, such as a spinal cord injury, the victim may face a lifetime of challenges that they wouldn’t have faced if they hadn’t have been struck.  Typically, a spinal cord injury
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Public health is a science involved in protecting the health and safety of people and improving the communities they live, work, learn and play in through education, policy and research. While doctors treat diseases and illnesses, public health professionals strive to prevent people from getting ill or injured by promoting wellness protecting populations. They do
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A new study published in the journal Obesity investigates the effects of frequent movement on health. Obesity is a major risk factor for mobility complications.1 Exercising is known to be an effective way of losing weight for people who are obese. This study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Aging has
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Motorcycles are a cost-effective and efficient way to get around. They take up minimal space, are efficient on fuel, and are a preferred mode of transport for millions.  However, motorcyclists can be at greater risk of injury and death than their car-driving counterparts due to the minimal protection bikes afford their riders. Each year, tens
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A new study investigated whether wearable activity trackers could detect biomarkers associated with depression, and whether this could be an effective screening method for depression.  Depression is a very common mental health condition, affecting roughly five percent of adults globally.1  Depressive disorders are complicated, and they ultimately impact people in different ways.  However, they can bring significant
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A new study from the University of Exeter highlights the association between COVID-19 transmissibility and elapsed time since infection. The study suggests that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may still be transmissible 10 days post-infection.1  Some studies have found that most COVID-19 infection transmission occurs within the early stages of illness, or before the
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Affecting roughly 7% of American adults every year, depression can be utterly crippling and life-halting, as anyone who suffers from it will confirm. It’s not a new condition; depression has been with us for centuries, endemic to just about any organized society. Consequently, there is no shortage of treatments for the disease, with the term antidepressant representing a
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Falls are the leading cause of injury in the elderly. In fact, one out of every four elderly adults falls each year, sustaining severe injuries. This is a significant concern to everyone in their life, especially their caregivers. Although you should try to minimize falls, the inevitable can happen at any time. Your response can
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