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Study finds your favorite ‘pure’ CBD products may have a lot of THC

Study finds your favorite ‘pure’ CBD products may have a lot of THC

Demand for medicinal cannabis products, including THC, CBD, and a mixture of both, has grown sharply as more states legalize certain uses of the substances. A number of users choose THC-free CBD products due to a number of factors, including avoiding the psychoactive 'high' or due to employer restrictions. Those products may not be what they seem, however, with a new study finding many contain THC.

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CDC’s latest COVID-19 update: Vaccines and variants take center stage

CDC’s latest COVID-19 update: Vaccines and variants take center stage

The CDC published its COVID-19 weekly review on Friday, revealing that as of the end of the week, more than 174 million vaccine doses have been administered in the US, including more than 66 million people who are now fully vaccinated. As well, the agency discusses the SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating in the US and explains why it is important to 'remain vigilant.'

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Meow Mix cat food recall hits several states: How to check your bag

Meow Mix cat food recall hits several states: How to check your bag

Ohio company J.M. Smucker Co. has announced a voluntary recall of its popular Meow Mix cat food over the potential presence of salmonella. This particular recall is small in scope, involving only two lots of the bulk cat food bags that were distributed to some Walmart stores in several states. As with other salmonella recalls, people who handle the food are at risk of contracting an illness.

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Treating common sleep disorder may help protect against dementia

Treating common sleep disorder may help protect against dementia

A common sleep disorder called sleep apnea may pave the way for dementia and Alzheimer's disease later in life. Getting proper treatment for the condition, however, may help protect against the development of these tragic diseases, according to a new study from the Univerity of Michigan's Michigan Medicine. That's based on data from more than 50,000 people.

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Researchers find link between antipsychotics and COVID-19 protection

Researchers find link between antipsychotics and COVID-19 protection

Antipsychotics, a type of medication that is usually prescribed to treat psychotic disorders, may have a protective effect against COVID-19. That's according to a new study from the University of Seville, which reports that people who take antipsychotics were less likely to contract the virus and that among those who did, the odds of reaching a severe life-threatening state were lower.

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Fat tissue in obesity is out of tune and that’s a big problem

Fat tissue in obesity is out of tune and that’s a big problem

A new study from the University of Helsinki's Obesity Research Unit has found that fat tissue's energy 'powerplants' are knocked out of tune in obese individuals, making it harder to lose weight and keep it off -- in addition to paving the way for a variety of health problems. Though similar changes were found in the muscle tissue of obese individuals, the change wasn't as drastic.

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Another study finds a good reason to switch from smoking to vaping

Another study finds a good reason to switch from smoking to vaping

When it comes to harm reduction, switching from smoking cigarettes to vaping an electronic cigarette may be ideal for helping protect your health, at least according to a new study from Imperial Brands. That's not to say that vaping is a healthy activity, but when compared to smoking combustion cigarettes, the new research found good news when it comes to DNA damage potential.

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Pfizer-BioNTech ask FDA to expand COVID-19 vaccine to 12-15 year olds

Pfizer-BioNTech ask FDA to expand COVID-19 vaccine to 12-15 year olds

Pfizer and BioNTech are requesting FDA authorization to expand their COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12, claiming recently-released trial results demonstrate the immunizations' safety. Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, BNT162b2, is being administered in the US under an FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) for people aged 16 or above.

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J&J’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is under blood clot investigation

J&J’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is under blood clot investigation

Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine is being investigated by the European Medicines Agency over blood clot concerns, the second coronavirus vaccine to fall under the microscope for potentially fatal side-effects. The EMA's safety committee, PRAC, recommended continued use of the University fo Oxford and AstraZeneca's vaccine earlier this week, though required possible blood issues be added to the list of rare risks.

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CDC tells Americans to avoid travel to Canada even if fully vaccinated

CDC tells Americans to avoid travel to Canada even if fully vaccinated

A significant portion of the US has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and many more will be added to the numbers in the next few weeks. This, naturally, raises questions about travel and what a vaccinated person can safely do following the vaccination waiting period. According to the CDC, a trip to Canada shouldn't be on your list -- even if you're fully vaccinated.

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Exercise may trigger overeating in people trying to lose weight

Exercise may trigger overeating in people trying to lose weight

Many people increase their physical activity when attempting to lose weight, but doing so may result in accidentally sabotaging one's self, according to a new study from the Technical University of Munich. The researchers found that after exercising, participants were more likely to eat a greater quantity of food and to seek immediate snacking.

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Eating late-night snacks may hurt your work performance

Eating late-night snacks may hurt your work performance

Eating snacks and unhealthy food at night may cause an immediate, observable impact on your life by reducing your work performance the next day. That's according to a new study from North Carolina State University where researchers evaluated whether unhealthy eating can impair your work the next day. Among other things, the study linked unhealthy late-night eating with withdrawn behavior at work.

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