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Canadian doctors warn marijuana edibles pose greater risk of overdose

Chocolate containing 10 mg of THC extract, made by the Wellness Connection of Maine in Gardiner, photographed August 21, 2019. Gregory Rec | Portland Press Herald | Getty Images Baked goods, candies or other cannabis-infused edibles may not be as safe as people think, especially for first-time users, children and the elderly, according to a… Read More »

Excess Sleep Can Increase Stroke Risk by 85%

While the pitfalls of too little sleep have been well documented, there are also risks of sleeping too much, which is generally defined as more than nine hours a night. Specifically, excessive sleep, along with long midday naps, may increase your risk of stroke, according to a Chinese study involving 31,750 people.1 It’s unclear exactly… Read More »

Coffee can reduce diabetes risk: study

Drinking up to four coffees a day can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, according to a study. However, the benefit is lost if more than four cups of coffee are consumed. Researchers from the universities of Navarre in Spain and Catania in Italy found an “association between coffee consumption… Read More »

Cannabis tied to severe heart attack risk in younger adults

(Reuters Health) – Teens and young adults who use cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis are more likely to be hospitalized for heart attacks by early adulthood than their counterparts who don’t use these drugs, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 2010-2014 on 1,694 patients ages 15 to 22 who were hospitalized for heart attacks,… Read More »