Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

EAST LANSING, Mich. — New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies will ultimately gain more weight.…

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Commentary: Modifications to Medicare rules could support care innovation for dialysis

ATLANTA —In a commentary published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, public health researchers suggest adjustments to recently proposed rule changes on how Medicare pays for dialysis services. Medicare spends approximately $35 billion annually on care for beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (kidney failure), more than 7 percent of Medicare’s total paid claims. Over…

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El Al Airline Warns of Measles After Flight Attendant Falls Into Coma

A flight attendant for El Al, the Israeli national airline, is comatose after becoming ill with the measles on a flight from New York City to Tel Aviv, according to the Israeli Ministry of Health. The woman, 43, is suffering from the measles-related complication of encephalitis, or swelling of the brain, according to Eyal Basson,…

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This Genetic Mutation Makes People Feel Full — All the Time

The study subjects had been thin all their lives, and not because they had unusual metabolisms. They just did not care much about food. They never ate enormous amounts, never obsessed on the next meal. Now, a group of researchers in Britain may have found the reason. The people carry a genetic alteration that mutes…

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3 Things To Know When Washing Denim

Premyuda YospimGetty Images You’ve got your seven-step nightly skincare routine down pat―so why don’t you care for your quality fashion pieces the way you care for your complexion? Just like «squeaky clean» cleansers can strip your skin of its natural moisture barrier, cheap detergents fade the color and texture on your favorite denim fast. That’s…

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Now Pay Attention, Dear Reader. No, Not to That Article, to This One.

Something is happening to attention. We know this, as we check our phones between thoughts, darting between Instagram and text message exchanges and back again. And now, our books know it too. The subject of attention is everywhere in publishing, spanning genres from self-help to satire to fiction. Take the newest addition to the literature…

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Here’s Soylent’s New Product. It’s Food.

“When we first started coming up with this idea of portioned, chewable nutrition, we were like, ‘Oh it should be a cube,’” said Bryan Crowley, the chief executive of Soylent. They tried it. Turns out, he said, “Cubes are really difficult to do.” So Soylent — the contrarian food replacement company that made its name…

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Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?

Let’s say you’re walking down the street and coming toward you is someone pushing a baby in a stroller. The baby looks right at you and bursts into a big, gummy grin. What do you do? If you’re like most people, you reflexively smile back and your insides just melt. The baby might react by…

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Everyone’s Favorite Madewell Jeans Are On Sale

If you’ve ever tried on a pair of Madewell jeans you know they make some of the best denim. The brand has become a go-to for those looking for modern jeans that have a subtle vintage quality, producing wins like those wide-leg cropped jeans you’ve seen on half the women in Brooklyn, and their high-rise…

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