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Suffering from migraines? Cannabis could help relieve the pain

Health & Wellness / 29 November 2019, 08:00am / IANSCannabis has benefits when it comes to relieving a stressful headache or migraine, researchers have found .Photo: PixabayCannabis has benefits when it comes to relieving a stressful headache or migraine, researchers have found. Since cannabis is made up of over 100 cannabinoids, this finding suggests that different cannabinoids or other…

Public health officials announce that eastern equine encephalitis virus is an “emergent threat” -Medical.net

Public health officials from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have declared that the mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus is an “emergent threat,” with 2019 proving to be a particularly deadly year for the disease in the United States. Image Credit: frank60 / Shutterstock.com An unusually high number of EEE cases…

Sphingolipids associated with heart disease in African Americans with lupus -Medical.net

When it comes to cholesterol, we’ve come to accept a simple narrative. Our risk of heart disease is lower when we have more “good cholesterol,” or high-density lipoproteins (HDL), and less “bad cholesterol,” or low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and triglycerides. Complicating this narrative, however, is the higher risk of severe heart disease in African Americans, despite…

Suffering from dental problems? Sugar-free chewing gum may help prevent tooth decay

Suffering from dental problems? Sugar-free chewing gum may help prevent tooth decayPTI|Nov 20, 2019, 06.05 PM ISTiStockChewing sugar-free gum has recently emerged as a possible supplement to existing prevention strategies.LONDON: Chewing sugar-free gum may help reduce the deterioration of cavities of the teeth, according to a study which analysed research published over the last 50…

Scientists discover new molecular drivers of Parkinson’s disease -Medical.net

Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have uncovered new molecular drivers of Parkinson’s disease using a sophisticated statistical technique called multiscale gene network analysis (MGNA). The team was also able to determine how these molecular drivers impact the functions of genes involved in the disease. The results, which may point to…

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