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Marijuana Damages Lungs in Tobacco Smokers

A new study has clarified that tobacco smokers are more susceptible to damage to their lungs if they smoke marijuana. Although there is a public perception that marijuana is safer than tobacco, the study, led by Dr. Giselle Revah, an...

Fake Doctor in Greece Sentenced to Life for the Death of 7 People

A fake doctor in Greece was sentenced to eight life sentences and another fifty years, one of the heaviest sentences delivered by a court, on Thursday for causing the death of seven people. Nikos Kontostathis, who posed as a distinguished...

Tired at Work? You Might Have Social Jet Lag

Being tired at work is not uncommon. Neither is jet lag after a long, intercontinental flight. Social jet lag, a new phrase going viral in the United States, is the worst of both. There have been a number of new...

Plagues Follow Bad Leadership in Ancient Greek Tales

The tales of ancient Greece remind the public that leaders must be able to plan for the future based on past events. Examples are evidenced through leaders' performance in the great plagues. By Joel Christensen In the fifth century BC, the...

Cruise Ship With 800 COVID-19 Cases Docks in Sydney

Cruises are meant to make new memories and be enjoyable. Unfortunately, however, life does not always go as planned. That was recently the case when a breakout of COVID-19 cases on a cruise ship caused it to dock in...

Repeat COVID Infections Could Be Deadly, Study Says

Repeat COVID-19 infections could be deadly or lead to severe health consequences including organ failure, a new study has revealed. Research conducted by Washington University's School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System found that people...

Why Intelligence Doesn’t Always Lead to Happiness

Society prizes both intelligence and happiness. Yet scientists have shown that, for some reason, the two simply cannot coincide. As Ernest Hemingway, the highly prolific, intelligent American journalist and novelist himself said, “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest...

U.S. Pandemic Causes Massive Increase in Alcohol Related Deaths

There was a massive increase of 26% in alcohol-related deaths during the first year of the COVID 19 pandemic in the United States. A new study released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Friday...

Daylight Saving Time Harmful to Health

Daylight-saving time has ended once again this year. The ongoing tradition is followed in most parts of the world, including the United States, Europe, and most of Canada. Each year, clocks move backwards one hour in the fall and then...

Lab-Grown Blood Given to Humans in World-First Trial

A clinical trial has tested lab-grown blood on two people to observe how it performs inside the human body. It was the first time in the world for such a procedure. Teams in Bristol, Cambridge, London and the NHS Blood...

Woman in 7-Month Coma Gives Birth

A woman who has been in a coma for the last seven months gave birth to a healthy baby girl at Delhi AIIMS trauma center, India, in late October. Shafiya, the new mother, was 40 days pregnant when she suffered...

World Faces Triple Epidemic, Scientists Warn

With summer well past us and winter fast approaching, doctors are concerned over a big spike in RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) cases. It is, of course, quite indicative of a likely increase in flu and COVID-19 cases. This triple...

Germany to Legalize Cannabis for Recreational Use

Germany outlined plans earlier in the week to legalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis for recreational use. Under a proposal agreed by the cabinet, possession of up to 1oz of the substance will become legal, health minister Karl...

Living With Dyslexia: Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Many wrongly consider it a disability. However, it is not. It is merely a learning impairment which creates difficulty with tasks such as reading, writing, and spelling. It does not affect intelligence. Yet, it...

Respiratory Illnesses Surge in Children in U.S.

Multiple U.S. regions are witnessing an overwhelming surge in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) illnesses among older adults and young children. U.S. Hospitals have been put on alert in recent weeks in response to the record rise in cases related...