Research shows real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen’s University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development. With more than a year since the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, the effects of its use during pregnancy are…

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Acid reflux drugs may have negative side effects for breast cancer survivors

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of breast cancer survivors’ memory and concentration. New Ohio State University research shows an association between breast cancer survivors’ use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and reports of problems with concentration…

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Media alert: The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2020

Reporters are invited to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), to be held April 22-26, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland, just 30 minutes from downtown Washington DC. TAGC 2020 will feature the latest discoveries from researchers at the leading edge of what is possible in the biological and biomedical sciences. This meeting from the Genetics…

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Medical News Today: What factors influence a person’s height?

The main factor that influences a person’s height is their genetic makeup. However, many other factors can influence height during development, including nutrition, hormones, activity levels, and medical conditions. Scientists believe that genetic makeup, or DNA, is responsible for about 80% of a person’s height. This means, for instance, that tall people tend to have…

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Barneys Workers Feel Used as They March Store Toward Death

A job at Barneys New York once represented a glimmering opportunity in a challenging retail landscape — the kind of chain where sales associates might work for decades, earning competitive salaries as well as commissions, while honing expertise in fine jewelry and designer apparel. But that reality evaporated soon after Barneys filed for bankruptcy last year…

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Medical News Today: What to know about dental implants

Dental implants are artificial structures that a dental surgeon inserts into a person’s jawbone. A person may need an implant if they have lost one or more teeth. Keep reading to learn about the types of implants and associated risks. We also describe what to expect from dental implant surgery and how much the procedure…

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Ayanna Pressley Opens Up About Living With Alopecia and Hair Loss

Representative Ayanna Pressley, Democrat of Massachusetts, revealed in a video released on Thursday that she has a condition called alopecia and is now bald. “This is about acceptance,” Ms. Pressley said of her decision to publicly discuss her baldness. “I hope this starts a conversation about the personal struggles we navigate, and I hope that…

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How to Pose for Photos Like a Red Carpet Pro

Pascal Le SegretainGetty Images Posing for photos is an awkward undertaking, so how do celebs make it look easy? It turns out red carpet pros have an arsenal of poses for getting the perfect shot, but even the most effortless-looking photo-ops take some practice. Celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger, who dresses red carpet darlings like Lupita…

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