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Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease

Marijuana may be risky for those with heart disease

Although marijuana may have some benefits, its use could cause health issues for older people with cardiovascular disease. One case, in particular, is sparking some questions. Marijuana in edible form may have cardiovascular risks for people at risk. In recent years, the legalization of marijuana has become more widespread. Some people use the drug recreationally, […]

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Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?

Alcohol use disorder: A step toward better treatment?

Mood disorders and alcohol use disorder are both challenging to treat. A recent study concludes that a pathway involved in both conditions could be positively influenced by a commercially available chemical. A new study finds an innovative approach to treating alcohol use disorder. A doctor diagnoses alcohol use disorder (AUD) when an individual’s use of […]

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How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

With the increased legalization of cannabis, especially medical marijuana, researchers are interested in finding out more about its effects on health. One area that is currently under exploration is that of marijuana’s effect on fertility. Researchers are investigating the potential effects of smoking marijuana on male fertility. As recent research shows, men in Western countries […]

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How does alcohol affect allergies?

How does alcohol affect allergies?

Alcohol has links with many potential health problems. These range from heart and liver damage to a greater risk of certain cancers. For some people, alcohol can also make allergy symptoms worse. People who experience discomfort, such as stomach cramps, hives, or other unusual symptoms, after drinking alcohol may have one of the following: allergic […]

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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 […]