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Marijuana users weigh less compared to non-users

New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't.


Common food preservative may influence effectiveness of flu vaccines

Michigan State University scientists have linked a common food preservative to an altered immune response that possibly hinders flu vaccines.
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Michigan State University receives $1.8 million NIH grant to improve brain implants

Michigan State University has landed a $1.8 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to improve brain implants - "electroceuticals" used to treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression and traumatic injuries.
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MSU receives $5 million NIH grant to find link between pesticides and Parkinson's

A Michigan State University researcher is hoping to make a connection between pesticides, olfactory impairment and early symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases among aging farmers.
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Researchers unlock plant’s secret of producing specialized metabolites

Plants are master chemists, and Michigan State University researchers have unlocked their secret of producing specialized metabolites.
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Research Finds New Health Benefits from Sleep

“To die, to sleep — perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come…” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet Everyone requires sleep in order to function properly. Sleep is known to aid in healing, in memory formation, reducing stress, eliminating toxins – literally wiping the slate clean of the day’s experiences to begin anew. The subject of decades of research, sleep science continues to amass evidence of new health benefits from sleep. A Single Gene T...
Tags: Psychology, Sleep, Memory, Research, Insomnia, Agitation, Anger Management, University of Pennsylvania, Anger, Jackson, Nightmares, Smith, Sleep Disorder, Northwestern University, Memory And Perception, Circadian Rhythm


Stricter gun laws reduce domestic violence murders

THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More stringent gun laws might spur a decline in domestic violence murders, new research suggests. Thirteen states and federal law prohibit people convicted of domestic violence from buying guns. But the study found that states that extended this ban to people convicted of any violent crime had 23 percent fewer domestic violence murders. The researchers also found that larger reductions in these deaths were seen when gun restriction laws included da...
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Study finds link between high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among farmers

A Michigan State University study is the first to show an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging farmers.
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Novel gene therapy could dampen drug-induced side effect in Parkinson's patients

A Michigan State University researcher has received a $2.8 million federal grant to develop a gene therapy that could reduce and possibly eliminate a frustrating side effect of a drug commonly prescribed to Parkinson's patients.
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Research shows connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making

Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction.
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Identifying risk factors linked to teen partner rape

If teen partner rape could be predicted, it could be better prevented. Social scientists from Michigan State University are helping close that gap by identifying risk factors linked to sexual violence in young women's first relationships in life.
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Strong committed relationships can reduce military suicides

Can being in a strong committed relationship reduce the risk of suicide? Researchers at Michigan State University believe so, especially among members of the National Guard.
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Fasting for blood test can lead to hypoglycemia in patients who take diabetes medications

Fasting before getting your blood drawn for cholesterol tests is common practice, but new research from Michigan State University shows it is a contributing factor of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, in patients who take diabetes medications.
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Research uncovers detrimental consequences of sleep deprivation

Researchers at Michigan State University conducted the largest experimentally controlled study on sleep deprivation to date, revealing just how detrimental operating without sleep can be in everything from bakers adding too much salt to cookies to surgeons botching surgeries.
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Scientists invent new blood pressure app that gives accurate readings using iPhone

Michigan State University has invented a proof-of-concept blood pressure app that can give accurate readings using an iPhone - with no special equipment.
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MSU researchers move one step closer to solving arthritic disease in teenagers

A new Michigan State University study has found that a malfunctioning gene associated with a common arthritic disease that often starts in teenagers is now directly linked to the loss of vital immune cells that may prevent it.
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MSU scientists discover early cause of intestinal inflammation

Michigan State University scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict around 11 percent of the world's population.
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Antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may fight against life-threatening lung disease

Michigan State University researchers have found that when triclosan, a substance that reduces or prevents bacteria from growing, is combined with an antibiotic called tobramycin, it kills the cells that protect the CF bacteria, known as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, by up to 99.9 percent.
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Scientists uncover new target for MRSA

Researchers at Michigan State University have identified why methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is so resilient, a finding that could pave the way for potential new treatments.
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MSU scientists test promising drug to prevent cancer in high-risk patients

Michigan State University scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing.
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Virus-like particle could translate into new vaccine for cancer treatment

Michigan State University scientists are engineering a virus-like particle, known as Qβ, that will generate anti-cancer immune responses in the body and potentially be used as a new vaccine for the treatment of cancer.
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7 Reasons To Meditate

You're reading 7 Reasons To Meditate, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Do you always feel tired, stressed, and angry? Are you impulsive and can`t seem to stop snapping at people for the wrong reasons? If you say Yes, then you have to meditate more often. Why You Must Meditate Meditation is one of the best physical and spiritual activities you can gift yourself. For just 10 mi...
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MSU systems migrate to next generation Aircuity 2.0 platform

Aircuity, (www.aircuity.com), creator of measurably better environments, announced that it has migrated systems at Michigan State University from the original platform to the next generation; Aircuity 2.0.To date two of the nine systems installed on campus have been migrated with the remaining seven scheduled to be completed.
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Researcher provides insight into how stress causes physical symptoms and disease

A Michigan State University researcher is providing new insight into how certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical symptoms and disease.
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Chemical found in marijuana could help HIV patients maintain their mental function

A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, says a new Michigan State University study.
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Discrimination experiences affect health of both people in relationship

Discrimination not only harms the health and well-being of the victim, but the victim's romantic partner as well, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar.
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Source: Gymnastics doctor Nassar facing at least 25 years in prison

McKayla Maroney, seen four years ago at a competition in Belgium, posted an essay late Tuesday night about how she was sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar while competing for USA Gymnastics. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States’ Aly Raisman rests between apparatus’ during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former US...
Tags: Health, Usa, Crime, News, Sports, Sport, Gymnastics, Soccer, United States, Belgium, Michigan, Associated Press, Detroit, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Ed White, Michigan State University


Birth control method for men by gene editing

Researchers at the Michigan State University have come closer to finding an effective method of male contraception. Men have been notorious in not choosing to be responsible of their fertility and not adopting contraception.
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Parkinson’s disease detection by simple smell or drawing tests find two parallel studies

According to a latest study from the Michigan State University, a simple “scratch and sniff” test could be enough to predict Parkinson’s disease before it starts is debilitating curse.
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Existing antidepressant drug could slow progression of Parkinson’s

Michigan State University scientists now have early proof that an antidepressant drug that's been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson's.
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