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Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds

Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds

Scientists have identified several cannabinoid compounds that could potentially treat colorectal cancer. Cannabis compounds may help in the fight against colorectal cancer. A team at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey tested hundreds of cannabinoids on various types of human colorectal cancer cells in the laboratory. Of these, 10 synthetic cannabinoids showed the […]

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Just 8 weeks of yoga benefit rheumatoid arthritis

Just 8 weeks of yoga benefit rheumatoid arthritis

New research, published in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, finds that an 8-week regimen of intensive yoga eases both the physical symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and the psychological distress that usually accompanies the condition. Yoga may help those living with rheumatoid arthritis to achieve remission. Dr. Rima Dada, Ph.D., who is a professor in […]

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Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Sleep Deficiency

Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Sleep Deficiency

(HealthDay News) — You probably have sleep deficiency if you don’t get enough sleep in general, you sleep at the wrong time of day or you don’t fall asleep normally or stay asleep, the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute says. Latest Sleep News The agency says you may be sleep deficient if you […]

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Developing Self-Compassion: How to Show Yourself Some Love

Developing Self-Compassion: How to Show Yourself Some Love

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A lot of importance is placed on developing self-esteem to create emotional well-being and to quiet the inner critic that causes people to doubt themselves. But even more essential to emotional wellness might be self-compassion — extending to yourself the […]

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Opioid Addicts Are Overdosing on Diarrhea Drug

Opioid Addicts Are Overdosing on Diarrhea Drug

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A popular anti-diarrheal drug is fast becoming another dangerous byproduct of the opioid crisis, as more addicts take huge quantities of it to ease withdrawal symptoms or get dangerously high. Investigators found that the number of patients who were reported […]

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Global Rate of Suicide Deaths Is on the Decline

Global Rate of Suicide Deaths Is on the Decline

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s bad news and good news in a study of lives lost to suicide around the world. In sheer numbers, more of the world’s people are dying by suicide each year than ever before, the new report reveals. In 2016, about 817,000 deaths worldwide […]

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Factitious Disorders by Proxy (Munchausen Syndrome)

Factitious Disorders by Proxy (Munchausen Syndrome)

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Health Tip: Becoming a Step Parent

Health Tip: Becoming a Step Parent

(HealthDay News) — If step-parenthood is in your future, there may be pending bumps in the road between you and your new spouse, your younger children and the children’s other parent. Latest Healthy Kids News The Nemours Foundation suggests these steps toward an easier transition: Start slow, and do not rush the relationship. Stay conscious […]