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    1. Evidence Backs Medical Pot for Some Conditions

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals. A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived dr

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    2. Teens Unfamiliar With Harms of Pot, E-Cigs

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have a firm grasp on the dangers of smoking cigarettes, but they appear less clear about how using marijuana or electronic cigarettes might harm their health, new research suggests. "The most striking finding from

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    3. Can Too Much Sitting Make You Anxious?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who spend much of their day sitting may be more likely to feel anxious, a new review suggests. The findings, researchers said, do not prove that sitting in front of a TV or computer causes anxiety. For one, it's possib

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    4. Social Anxiety? Fermented Foods May Help

      June 18, 2015 -- A diet rich in fermented foods and drinks likely to contain probiotics may help curb social anxiety in young adults, new research suggests. The study points to a promising link. It doesn't prove cause and effect, though, says Matthew Hilimire, PhD, an assistant professor in the depa

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    5. 'Feel Good' Brain Chemical and Social Anxiety

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of the brain chemical serotonin are too high in people with social phobia, rather than too low as previously believed, a new study says. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden conducted brain scans on volunt

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    6. Legalizing Medical Pot May Not Raise Teen Use

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When states legalize medical marijuana, this does not lead to greater use of the drug by teens, a new study suggests. The findings are published June 15 in The Lancet Psychiatry. "Our findings provide the strongest eviden

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    7. Pot 'Dabbing' Poses Risk of Serious Burns

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially hazardous form of marijuana use called "dabbing" is growing in popularity across the United States, researchers warn. In dabbing, users inhale through a water pipe the vapor from "dabs" of waxy or solid mar

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    8. Synthetic Pot a Growing Danger, CDC Report Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Calls to poison centers for problems caused by synthetic marijuana spiked more than 220 percent since last year, according to a new U.S. government report. That includes a 330 percent increase in calls from January 201

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    9. 3 in 10 Have Drinking Problem at Some Point

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 30 percent of Americans have a problem with alcohol at some point in their lives, ranging from binge drinking to full-blown alcoholism, but less than 20 percent are ever treated, a new study found. Alcohol use d

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    10. ‘$5 Insanity’: What You Should Know About Flakka

      May 21, 2015 -- Some call it “$5 Insanity.” Flakka, a new designer drug, is surging in popularity. Poison control centers in states including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas are responding to an increasing number of incidents involving it. Here’s what you need to know: What is flakka? It’s

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