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Legalized Weed is Landing More Seniors in the E.R.

[ad_1] The Study The study looked at 2,322 emergency room visits for cannabis poisoning among people 65 and older in Ontario. The visits spanned 2015 through 2022, allowing researchers to see what happened before and after October 2018, when Canada legalized the sale of dried cannabis, and January 2020, when the sale of edibles was […]

Farm Animals Are Hauled All Over the Country. So Are Their Pathogens.

[ad_1] As they travel, farm animals can also leave pathogens in their wake. In one study, scientists found that disease-causing bacteria, including some that were resistant to antibiotics, flowed off moving poultry trucks and into the cars behind them. The trucks were “just disseminating these antibiotic-resistant bacteria,” said Ana Rule, an expert on bioaerosols at […]

What to Know About CKM, the Link Between Heart Health, Diabetes and Kidney Disease

[ad_1] Heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease are among the most common chronic illnesses in the United States — and they’re all closely connected. Adults with diabetes are twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke compared with those who don’t have diabetes. People with diabetes — Type 1 and Type 2 — […]

A New Device Attempts to Make Getting an IUD Less Painful. Does It Work?

[ad_1] A growing number of women have opted to get an intrauterine device in recent years, but the pain of the insertion and removal remains a barrier for many. While some clinicians have tried pain killers or numbing agents, the pain-relief options most commonly offered are often insufficient. A new device, described in a presentation […]