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Half as many people are trying heroin, but marijuana use grows

7 days ago   |   By News Medical

Some good news from the front lines of the heroin crisis: Half as many people tried heroin for the first time in 2017 as in 2016. That's according to data released Friday from the government's annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
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Heroin use is down in the US, other drug use is up as the addiction epidemic rages on, experts warn

Heroin use is down in the US, other drug use is up as the addiction epidemic rages on, experts warn

7 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

The number of new heroin users in the US fell significantly from 2016 to 2017, the National Survey on Drug Use and Heath revealed - but experts caution we are still in the thick of an addiction crisis.
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It doesn't matter how long you sleep, it's WHEN you go to bed

It doesn't matter how long you sleep, it's WHEN you go to bed

A new study on sleep patterns suggests that a regular bedtime and wake time are just as important for heart and metabolic health among older adults, Duke researchers found. Read more ...

More than 80% of people with cancer risk genes don't know it, study warns  

More than 80% of people with cancer risk genes don't know it, study warns  

Genetic testing is cheaper and more accurate than ever, helping people to understand how their DNA raises cancer risks. But less than 20% of people with BRCA mutations know it... Read more ...

First HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial

First HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial

The phase 1 trial is an early but significant milestone for the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which won a $20 million grant to make their ideas a... Read more ...

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Context before vocabulary: New research shows babies as young as 6 months use it to integrate learning

Babies are naturally curious, and their drive to explore the world around them can help them become fast learners. A recent study has even discovered that infants as young as... Read more ...

High Gluten Diet in Pregnancy can Increase Diabetes Risk in Children

High Gluten Diet in Pregnancy can Increase Diabetes Risk in Children

High consumption of gluten pregnant women can increase the risk of Type-1 diabetes in children. Proteins found in foods rich in gluten such as wheat, rye, and barley can... Read more ...

Artificial Intelligence can Help Doctors Diagnose Lung Disease Accurately

Artificial Intelligence can Help Doctors Diagnose Lung Disease Accurately

Artificial intelligence or AI correctly interprets lung function test results and helps pulmonologists diagnose lung disease in patients. Read more ...

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Neuroscientist reveals the five ways you can boost your boring commute

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Do YOU wear contact lenses? Beware of a rare infection

Do YOU wear contact lenses? Beware of a rare infection

Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers checked medical records since 1986 to analyse and compare rates of the infection in south east England. Read more ...

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New Study Reports Poor Physical and Mental Health in Rural Borderland Communities

Poor mental and physical health is seen among American rural borderline communities due to the impact of high stress. Read more ...

TINY Cancer Detection Tool Proves Effective as Kaposi Sarcoma-associated...

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New TINY cancer detection device shows promise as a Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus detector. Read more ...