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What to know about marijuana withdrawal

What to know about marijuana withdrawal

Whether they use marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes, people can develop withdrawal symptoms when they stop using it. Marijuana, or cannabis, is the “most commonly used illicit drug in the United States,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In recent years, more states have legalized the recreational and medicinal use […]

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Defeat cravings for unhealthful food in 2 minutes

Defeat cravings for unhealthful food in 2 minutes

The modern world can seem saturated with unhealthful food options. It can be a challenge to make positive dietary choices. A new study finds an intriguingly simple way to combat cravings for unhealthful foods. Making healthful food choices can be tough. Researchers from the marketing department at the University of South Florida in Tampa are […]

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Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health

Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health

A new study about the side effects of antibiotic treatment reveals that it may dysregulate postpubertal skeletal development by interfering with gut bacteria. A new study examines bone health, antibiotics, and the immune system. The trillions of bacteria living in our bodies are crucial for our health. They support the gastrointestinal and immune systems. They […]

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Pediatricians Push for Laws to Prevent Teen Vaping

Pediatricians Push for Laws to Prevent Teen Vaping

Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Strong limits on marketing and sales are needed to control and prevent teens‘ use of electronic cigarettes, a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement says. Teens who use e-cigarettes are more apt to use traditional cigarettes eventually, studies show. The surge in […]

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The ‘Choking Game,’ the ‘Bird Box Challenge’: Which Kids Are Most at Risk?

The ‘Choking Game,’ the ‘Bird Box Challenge’: Which Kids Are Most at Risk?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The “choking game” — and other clearly ill-advised and dangerous internet challenges — leave many parents wondering what drives teens to take the bait and participate. Now, a new study suggests that an underlying psychological disorder may be one reason […]

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Aspirin vs. Xarelto (rivaroxaban)

Aspirin vs. Xarelto (rivaroxaban)

Aspirin vs. Xarelto: What’s the difference? Aspirin and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are anticoagulants used to prevent blood clots (antithrombotics). Aspirin is also used to treat fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and Xarelto is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Brand names for aspirin include Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, and E.C. […]

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Aspirin vs. warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)

Aspirin vs. warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)

Aspirin vs. warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) Aspirin and warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) are used to prevent blood clots. Aspirin is also used to treat fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. Aspirin and warfarin belong to different drug classes. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and warfarin is an anticoagulant. Brand names for aspirin include Bayer […]