Medical News Today: How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

With the increased legalization of cannabis, especially medical marijuana, researchers are interested in finding out more about its effects on health. One area that is currently under exploration is that of marijuana’s effect on fertility. Researchers are investigating the potential effects of smoking marijuana on male fertility. As recent research shows, men in Western countries…

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Gambling With Fashion Fame

In fashion, a designer who is enjoying breakout success and buzz tends to be described as “having a moment.” Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy had a moment when she was revealed as the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. When Vetements lured the whole of the front row to an obscure Chinese restaurant in a…

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Reversal agent decreases life-threatening bleeding

HONOLULU, Feb. 7, 2019 — A drug that reverses the blood thinning effects of factor Xa inhibitors effectively stopped acute life-threatening bleeding in patients taking a factor Xa inhibitor blood thinner drug, according to late breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians…

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Comprehensive review analyzes vocal-cord restoration in 18 Grammy Award-winning singers

A retrospective review of laser microsugery performed in 18 Grammy Award-winning performers treated by surgeons at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Laryngeal Surgery has revealed insights into the treatment and management of vocal-cord disease in elite performers. Detailed photo-documentation is provided which demonstrates a range of microsurgical techniques that were created at MGH.…

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Size and time impact outcomes when mechanical clot removal used for large core strokes

HONOLULU, Feb. 7, 2019 —Mechanical clot removal has been shown to be safe and effective in stroke patients with minimal damaged brain tissue. Ideal patient selection may also someday hold promise for strokes damaging large areas of brain tissue, according to late breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a…

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Finding clues to a functional HIV cure

IMAGE: George Mason University College of Science Professor Yuntao Wu is part of a team researching a protein that mobilizes cells to fight against infection. #MasonSolveX view more  Credit: Photo by Evan Cantwell George Mason University‘s Yuntao Wu is the lead scientist on a research team that has identified a measurable indicator that could prove instrumental…

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Cancer cells’ plasticity makes them harder to stop

IMAGE: A new model by Rice University researchers details a direct connection between gene expression and metabolism and how cancer cells take advantage of it to adapt to hostile environments, a… view more  Credit: Illustration by Dongya Jia/Rice University HOUSTON — (Feb. 7, 2019) — When metastatic cancer cells need to avoid a threat, they simply…

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High-risk sexually transmitted HPV virus associated with increased CVD risk

DALLAS, February 7, 2019 — Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel or cardiovascular disease, especially among women with obesity or other cardiovascular risk factors, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal. While…

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Folliculin mutations disrupt embryo implantation

IMAGE: Researchers at the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine in Seattle are studying genetic controls of a critical, early stage of embryonic development to try to… view more  Credit: Jennifer Hesson New information is unfolding on the genetic controls of an early turning point in pregnancy. As the tiny, dividing cell mass,…

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