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20% of baby food may contain lead, says environmental agency

Got lead? If you’re feeding baby food to your newborn, there’s a 20% chance that the child is ingesting the heavy metal along with his peas and carrots. The Environmental Defense Fund analyzed over 2,000 food samples between 2003 and 2013 and found that 1 in 5 baby food samples had at lea
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Can marijuana cure cancer? This company seeks the answer

Is marijuana good medicine for those suffering from cancer? Definitely. Even the federal government agrees that “cannabinoids may have benefits in the treatment of cancer-related side effects.” Can marijuana cure cancer? That answer remains elusive, but there are no clinical studies demonstra
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Why are millennials dropping alcohol for marijuana?

California twentysomethings are making the switch from alcohol to marijuana and as legalization spreads across the country, millennials across the nation will follow the trend. A study released earlier this year, produced by OutCo, a Southern California-based, cannabis company in partnership wi
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Fever during pregnancy found to increase risk for autism: study

Here’s one more reason to get a flu shot when pregnant. Women who catch the flu or get a fever multiple times during pregnancy could raise the risk of their baby being born on the autism spectrum by at least 300%, according to a new Columbia University Study. The more fevers a woman su
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Is smoking marijuana the key to happiness?

Cannabis consumers make more money, spend more time outdoors, volunteer more and are generally more happy about life, according to a study released Thursday. Is smoking marijuana the key to happiness? According to BDS Analytics, the “well-adjusted lifestyles seen among cannabis consumers serv
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Why Is It So Hard To Get Medical Marijuana In New York?

Three years ago, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York state legislators made medical marijuana legal. It was welcome news for patients in the Empire State looking to alleviate pain and treat illnesses with cannabis. But ask New Yorkers how the program is working and you will get an earful. S
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Overweight kids have less friends than thinner ones, study finds

Children really can be the most cruel of all. Overweight kids are excluded from friendships, disliked by other kids and tend to dislike more classmates than their thinner peers, a new study found. There were other troubling findings. Although the pre-teen volunteers for the study listed, on a
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Weekend lie-ins are hurting your health: study

The whole point of the weekend is to sleep in — but your layabout ways may be killing you. Researchers at the University of Arizona-Tuscon reveal that “social jet lag” — the idea that staying up later and sleeping in on the weekend — ends up making you more tired than if you maintaine
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The best way to fight prostate cancer is by understanding it

A diagnosis of prostate cancer is certainly up setting for any man. But if his knowledge of this type of cancer is limited, it can possibly set him on the wrong track of knowing how best to fight it. Figuring out what needs to be known about prostate cancer can be overwhelming, with decisions t
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What everyday people can learn from the habits of elite athletes

As a child you may have harbored dreams of becoming a superstar on the basketball court, winning the gold in Olympic gymnastics, or throwing a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl. Then time passed, your athletic prowess never quite matched your imagination, and the dreams faded as you launched you
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