Cannabis Increasingly Used for Menopause Symptom Relief. Is It Safe?

Research shows an increasing number of women experiencing menopause and perimenopause may be using medical cannabis for symptom relief. Yet some experts say that reports of cannabis use among menopausal women may be overestimated. While cannabis may offer some relief from menopause symptoms, experts suggest that CBD may be a safer alternative since cannabis research …

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Reducing Salt in Diet Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Share on PinterestExperts say using alternative seasonings can help reduce salt intake. Getty Images Researchers report that lower salt intake by as little as 1 gram per day can reduce the risk of heart disease. Experts say reducing daily salt consumption can be difficult, but you can start by eating fewer restaurant and processed foods …

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Alcohol Might Speed Up Aging: Here’s How

Researchers reviewed data of over 245,000 UK individuals to assess how alcohol impacts aging. Shorter telomeres were found in those who drank heavily or had alcohol use disorder. No effect on telomeres was seen in light-to-moderate drinkers. Telomere length is linked to biological aging and disease onset. The pros and cons of drinking alcohol are …

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FDA OKs Treatment for HER2-Low Breast Cancer

Share on PinterestA new drug has been approved for treatment of a newly designated subtype of HER2 breast cancer. Maskot/Getty Images About 55 percent of people with breast cancer fall into a subtype known as HER2-low breast cancer. Federal regulators have approved the use of the drug Enhertu to treat this newly designated subtype. Experts …

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Strength Training for Vegans Is Key to Bone Health. Here’s Why

A plant-based or vegan diet has known health benefits, but it may also adversely affect bone strength. A new study investigated the role strength training plays in the bone health of people who follow a vegan diet. The researchers found that vegans who regularly performed resistance exercises had better bone micro-structure than vegans who did …

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Robot Therapy Can Help With Stroke Rehabilitation

A stroke can impair a person’s movement, sensory abilities, speech, and other functions. Scientists in Germany say a brain-robot apparatus may be able to help a person with paralysis after a stroke regain some mobility. The device was used in research in which study participants used the brain-robot interface to move their hands. People who …

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How Banana Peels Can be Turned into Tasty, Nutritious Treats

Share on PinterestFrom cooking with banana peel flour to frying up some banana peel bacon, there are a number of ways you can turn the skin of this fruit into a healthy treat. Nicolas Balcazar/EyeEm/Getty Images New research finds banana peels can be powdered and used to increase the nutritional value and shelf life of …

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