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9 marijuana hints for those who have not used since 1990

Remember when toking up some marijuana was a regular part of your life? You may have enjoyed it when it was offered to you at college parties or after work with your enlightened friend. But for some reason, you stopped. Maybe your spouse frowned upon your use or you became a parent or you just gr
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Social smoking is just as dangerous as a daily habit

The risks are actually identical. Researchers discovered that in both social and habitual smokers, about 75% had high blood pressure and 54% had high cholesterol - both of which are significant contributors to heart disease, the leading killer of men and women worldwide. They determined that a
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NYC Health Dept. disagrees with proposed restaurant grading bill

A proposed overhaul of the city’s restaurant grading system would “severely undermine” gains in food safety, Health Department officials said Wednesday. Health reps clashed with City Council health committee chairman Corey Johnson, who is pushing a bill to stop petty violations like a den
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Cure for Vitamin D deficiency? More sun, less block: study

There’s a global D-ficiency happening. Nearly 1 billion people worldwide have a vitamin D deficiency from lack of sun exposure caused by suncreen use, a new clinical review says. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association says people are staying inside too much and putting on too m
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How marijuana edibles keep you focused — no, really

Last year, my mother passed away. Two days later, I lost my first out-of-college dream job. Two weeks later, I moved back in with my dad for the first time since I was 17. I’d always struggled with mental health, but I’ve only started getting help in the past few years. For nine months afte
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Just 10 minutes of meditation can help anxiety

Daily, mindful meditation can prevent your mind from wandering and is especially effective against repetitive, anxious thoughts, a new study says. The research, conducted by the University of Waterloo, showed that an advanced awareness of the present reduced worrisome, distracted thinking - a key
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Kimmel’s son has common heart-related birth defect

The hole-in-the-heart problem that plagues comedian Jimmy Kimmel's newborn son is one of the most common heart-related birth defects, and it usually can be fixed with surgery. Some people even live with it for several years before it's detected although the Kimmel baby's is the most severe form
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Unemployment linked to higher risk of death

As if being jobless wasn't bad enough. Being unemployed leads to a 50% higher risk of death in patients suffering from heart failure, said new research from the European Society of Cardiology. It's more dangerous than having a history of diabetes or stroke because of the toll it takes on a pers
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Parks Dept. to build Queens healing garden to support cancer care

The City Parks Department has plans to fight cancer by building a healing garden in Queens where oncology patients can take a breather and enjoy nature in between treatments. The garden — the first city greenspace to be dedicated specifically as a respite for nearby hospital patients — will
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A broke girl’s guide to living healthy from actress Beth Behrs

This former broke girl may have cash now, but she's helping other gals stay healthy on a budget. Actress Beth Behrs, 31, plays a mess on the hit TV show "2 Broke Girls" — but in real life she claims to have it together now. The sitcom star, whose character Caroline Channing works
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