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Pregnant women's cannabis usage in US states where it is legalized raises calls for screening

Pregnant women living in U.S. states where cannabis is legal must be screened for the drug, for the health of both mother and baby. This is the claim of scientists who in a new national study have found that these individuals ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Healthy plant-based diets associated with lower colorectal cancer risk in men

Eating a plant-based diet rich in healthy plant foods—such as whole grains, vegetables, and legumes—and low in unhealthy plant foods—including refined grains, fruit juices, and added sugars—is associated with a lower ...

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Oncology & Cancer

Are older women being over-screened for cervical cancer?

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that women over the age of 65 may be undergoing unnecessary cervical cancer screenings and that more public health data is needed on the utilization of cervical cancer ...

Neuroscience

Monkeys' brains are wired to read body language—just like ours

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic drove a surge in remote work and learning, videoconferencing apps such as Zoom saw their user numbers boom. Plenty of other options were available, but the exponential growth in videoconferencing ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mom's dietary fat rewires male and female brains differently

More than half of all women in the United States are overweight or obese when they become pregnant. While being or becoming overweight during pregnancy can have potential health risks for moms, there are also hints that it ...