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Weed withdrawal: More than half of people using medical cannabis for...

Lara Coughlin, University of Michigan CC BY-NDIn stark contrast to the overblown fears portrayed during decades past, these days, most people think cannabis is relatively...

They don’t come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle...

Yoram Vodovotz, University of Pittsburgh and Michael Parkinson, University of Pittsburgh The majority of Americans are stressed, sleep-deprived and overweight and suffer from largely preventable...

Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here’s...

Jiu-Chiuan Chen, University of Southern California Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It slowly destroys memory, thinking and behaviors, and eventually the...

The spooky and dangerous side of black licorice

Bill Sullivan, Indiana University Black licorice may look and taste like an innocent treat, but this candy has a dark side. On Sept. 23, 2020,...

How an Alberta researcher’s discovery of hepatitis C led to the...

John Bergeron, McGill University This year, the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to virologists Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and...

More dengue fever and less malaria – mosquito control strategies may...

Jason Rasgon, Pennsylvania State University As it becomes too warm for comfort, the Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit malaria may lose the battle against climate change...

Live bacteria spray is showing promise in treating childhood eczema

Ian Myles, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Here’s a shorthand way to think of my research: Using bugs as drugs may one day...

CRISPR can help combat the troubling immune response against gene therapy

Samira Kiani, University of Pittsburgh One of the major challenges facing gene therapy - a way to treat disease by replacing a patient’s defective genes...

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As digital threats grow, will cyber insurance take off?

Nir Kshetri, University of North Carolina – Greensboro Cyberattacks cost the world more than natural disasters – US$3 trillion in 2015, a price that may...