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Study warns many COVID-19 survivors face long-term cognitive problems

Study warns many COVID-19 survivors face long-term cognitive problems

When it comes to COVID-19, many people focus on the death risk, ignoring the many complications -- some long-term -- that many survivors experience after recovery. New research from Oxford Brookes University has found that a significant number of COVID-19 survivors face both short-term and long-term cognitive and psychiatric issues beyond the initial illness.

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Using cannabis to treat migraines may have a painful consequence

Using cannabis to treat migraines may have a painful consequence

Cannabis products have become a popular treatment option for migraine sufferers, but the temporary relief may be joined by rebound headaches, according to a new study. The preliminary research was recently published by the American Academy of Neurology and is set to be presented in mid-April. The findings are based on data from 368 chronic migraine sufferers.

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Study reveals vegan diets may jeopardize bone health

Study reveals vegan diets may jeopardize bone health

Eating a vegan diet -- which excludes all animal-based foods -- may lead to poorer bone health compared to that of people who eat a more varied diet, according to a new study from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). The findings were based on an analysis of data from 36 vegans, as well as 36 people who ate a variety of foods, including animal products.

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Study finds better cigarette toxin filters are vital amid pandemic

Study finds better cigarette toxin filters are vital amid pandemic

Unfiltered cigarettes have largely disappeared from the market, with filtered cigarettes comprising the majority of sales. A new study out of Israel has found that filters reduce the overall toxicity of cigarette smoke, but that better filters are necessary to help protect the biofilm found in smokers' lungs -- particularly in light of the pandemic.

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Vaping THC may damage lungs more than smoking cigarettes

Vaping THC may damage lungs more than smoking cigarettes

A new study out of the University of Michigan has found that vaping cannabis products may result in more lung damage than vaping nicotine liquids, as well as smoking marijuana and tobacco. Of course, that doesn't mean that vaping nicotine or smoking plant material is safe -- it just means that vaping cannabis was found to produce more lung damage symptoms.

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Large psychedelic study finds microdosing benefits are mostly placebo

Large psychedelic study finds microdosing benefits are mostly placebo

Psychedelic microdosing has proven popular, particularly in industries that require creativity and quick thinking. Microdosers report a variety of alleged benefits resulting from taking minuscule quantities of psychedelics like LSD, but the largest placebo-controlled study of its kind has found that these effects are 'likely' the result of the placebo effect.

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Intermittent fasting study has bad news for people with belly fat

Intermittent fasting study has bad news for people with belly fat

Intermittent fasting, which involves abstaining from food for a relatively short period of time, has become a popular dieting method for those looking to lose weight. However, a new study has a bit of bad news for dieters hoping to shed belly fat, noting that fasting may send the stomach fat into 'preservation mode' so that it is harder to lose.

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Study reveals the ideal fruit and vegetable ratio for living longer

Study reveals the ideal fruit and vegetable ratio for living longer

It's no secret that you should eat some fruit and vegetables every day to reduce the risk of health problems, but what is the ideal ratio? According to a new study from the American Heart Association, around five servings of fruit and vegetables daily is ideal for living longer, but you'll need more veggies than fruit to see the benefit.

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Study finds Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean is extremely weak

Study finds Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean is extremely weak

A new study was published this week that found a critical current system in the Atlantic Ocean that helps to redistribute heat around the planet is extremely weak. The current is called the Gulf Stream, and according to the researchers on the study, it's moving more slowly now than it has in the last 1600 years. Interestingly, a similar study made the same claim back in 2018.

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Study finds beefy ‘good’ cholesterol may increase heart attack risk

Study finds beefy ‘good’ cholesterol may increase heart attack risk

Health experts have long advised their patients to make dietary changes that reduce their LDL 'bad' cholesterol while increasing their HDL 'good' cholesterol. However, studies have shown a bit of paradox in the sense that raising HDL cholesterol doesn't necessarily reduce heart disease risk -- and the reason, according to the latest research, may be problems associated with big versus small cholesterol particles.

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People who like cold weather may have a useful genetic mutation

People who like cold weather may have a useful genetic mutation

Are you one of those people who wear shorts in the dead of winter, goes swimming when everyone else is still wearing jackets, and who finds they can handle winter camping more comfortably than their friends? If so, you may be one of the many people who has a genetic mutation linked to increased cold resilience, a benefit in cold climates, but one that may come with a sacrifice in sports performance.

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Plant-based diet high in certain foods protects brain and heart

Plant-based diet high in certain foods protects brain and heart

Yet another study has found good reasons to consume a plant-based diet, one that -- in this case -- ensures it includes high amounts of certain foods. According to the new research from the Boston University School of Medicine, a plant-based diet that is high in certain foods like berries and low in others may help protect brain and heart health.

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