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Using marijuana may affect your ability to think and plan, study says

Using marijuana may affect your ability to think and plan, study says

Remember those classic stoner dudes — Cheech and Chong, anyone? — spending their days in a weed-drenched room (or car), capable of little besides finding that next great high? If you don’t, that’s not surprising. As more and more states move to legalize marijuana, the stereotypical mind-numbing effects of weed have become passé, often replaced…MORE

More people died of drug-resistant bacterial infections in 2019 than HIV or malaria, new study suggests
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More people died of drug-resistant bacterial infections in 2019 than HIV or malaria, new study suggests

At least 1.27 million people died in 2019 due to drug-resistant bacterial infections, according to a new study on the global burden of antimicrobial resistance. The study, published Wednesday in the journal The Lancet, suggests that if all drug-resistant bacterial infections had not occurred that year, 4.95 million deaths could have been prevented in 2019,…MORE

Omicron cases dip in the US overall, but the wave is far from over in many parts of the country
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Omicron cases dip in the US overall, but the wave is far from over in many parts of the country

Covid-19 case counts in the United States have dipped in recent days, a promising sign that the Omicron wave is starting to subside. But hospitalizations and deaths are still rising, and experts say the country has not reached a peak across the board. After reaching nearly 808,000 new cases on Saturday, the seven-day average of…MORE

Don’t accept failure. Follow this one tip from experts on how to achieve more in your life
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Don’t accept failure. Follow this one tip from experts on how to achieve more in your life

Sleep longer. Eat healthier. Exercise more. Becoming a “better” version of yourself can quickly turn into a nearly endless list of tasks, leaving you overwhelmed. We often decide to try and tackle multiple habits but end up unable to master any of them from the sheer effort it takes to do them. If you’re failing…MORE

When the Delta variant dominated, vaccination and prior infection protected against Covid-19, but vaccination was safest, study finds
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When the Delta variant dominated, vaccination and prior infection protected against Covid-19, but vaccination was safest, study finds

When the Delta variant was dominant in the United States, both vaccination and prior infection helped protect against Covid-19, but vaccination was the safest way to be protected, according to a study published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data included in the study was collected before the Omicron wave…MORE

Your eyes hold the key to your true biological age, study finds
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Your eyes hold the key to your true biological age, study finds

The eyes may offer a “window into the soul,” as poets say, but they also have a lot to say about your health. Dry eyes can be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis. High levels of cholesterol can cause a white, gray or blue ring to form around the colored part of your eye, called the…MORE

Oklahoma City hospitals are at breaking point, health care system leaders say
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Oklahoma City hospitals are at breaking point, health care system leaders say

Oklahoma City hospitals are short of staff and overwhelmed, with no ICU or inpatient beds available as the Omicron variant causes a surge of Covid-19 patients, according to an open letter from leaders of the city’s four major health care systems. “Our emergency departments are overflowing. Our caregivers are still strong, but they are exhausted.…MORE

Why therapists ARE talking about Bruno — and all the other ‘Encanto’ characters
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Why therapists ARE talking about Bruno — and all the other ‘Encanto’ characters

Kadesha Adelakun bought toys from “Encanto” before she even had a chance to see the movie. She knew characters from a multiracial Afro-Latino family would be an important addition to her office in Kennesaw, Georgia, where she holds play therapy sessions and makes a point of finding toys that reflect the diversity of her young…MORE

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