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The dangerous behaviors of teens who use fake weed

(CNN)The synthetic cannabinoids often called “fake weed” are a mix of chemicals sprinkled on what looks like incense and sold in shiny packages, often to teens and young adults. It produces sensations similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in the cannabis plant, yet many users report more powerful, often dangerous effects. New research from the Centers for Disease Control ...

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Which countries have the worst drinking cultures?

Which countries have the worst drinking cultures?

From savouring flavours in France to binge drinking in Australia readers talk about the alcohol culture where they live How much alcohol is safe to drink? It is a question scientists have been trying to get to the bottom of for centuries, and now a survey exploring drinking advice around the world has found that the answer varies greatly depending ...

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Testicles

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Testicles

Balls, cojones, nuts, your local sidekicks, bollocks, nads, family jewels whatever you call them, testicles are very important and so is their well-being. April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, so to get into the spirit of all things ballsy, heres a quick guide on how to keep your balls nice and healthy, along with some facts that show just how ...

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How your smell can reveal if you’re sick

(CNN)Did you know you have an “odorprint”? The smells pouring out from various parts of the body are unique to an individual, made up of select compounds that vary dependent on age, diet, sex, metabolism… and health. “Some diseases result in a characteristic odor emanating from different sources on the body of a sick individual,” says Mats Olsson, an experimental ...

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Most marijuana medicinal benefits are inconclusive, wide-ranging study finds

Study of 10,000 reports into cannabis finds only enough evidence to support therapeutic use for chemotherapy patients, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis There is not enough research to reach conclusive judgments on whether marijuana can effectively treat most of the symptoms and diseases it is advertised as helping, according to a wide-ranging US government study. The same is also true ...

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Your beer belly may kill you

Your beer belly may kill you

(CNN)Going to your doctor may soon look more like going to your tailor. Instead of starting with a request to step on a scale, he or she may measure your waist. That’s because a new study concludes that excess belly fat, even if you are skinny everywhere else, may be even more deadly than being obese or overweight. And that’s ...

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What do e-cigarettes do to your lungs?

What do e-cigarettes do to your lungs?

When e-cigarettes hit the market they seemed like a godsend to smokers (and maybe even curious non-smokers): all the enjoyment of smoking cigarettes and none, or at least far fewer, of the health risks. Youre only breathing in water vapor and pure nicotine, the ads said. But have those claims held up since e-cigarettes were introduced to the U.S. and ...

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Mediterranean diet may be more helpful than statins

Mediterranean diet may be more helpful than statins

(CNN)The Mediterranean diet has been credited with doing everything from helping you lose weight to living longer to improving the health of your brain. A new study, looking at its effect on people with poor heart health, shows that the diet may be a huge help for that, too. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health ...

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