The World Health Organization named 'vaccine hesitancy' as one of the top 10 threats to global health as recent outbreaks of diseases not seen in years have popped up globally.
New neuroimaging research provides new insight into how tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, affects the human brain. The study found that THC increases glutamate concentrations in the striatum, a major brain structure involved in the coordination of body movement, decision-making and the initiation of action.
Jessica Slaughter’s diligence — and 3,000 steps a day from her living room to her kitchen — have helped her lose 120 pounds, KSDK reported. Slaughter said she has struggled with obesity since she was a child. "Even as a kid in Mississippi, I was always the fattest kid in the class. I got teased a lot," Slaughter told the television station. "I didn't know how to stop eating. Fried chicken. Bacon and eggs. Desserts, like cakes and pies."
Scratch another Guinea worm hot spot off the list. One of the countries hardest hit with the parasite — South Sudan — has finally stopped transmission, the Carter Center announced Wednesday. The country reported zero cases in 2017 and hasn't had a case in 15 months. There are also no signs Guinea worm is circulating in dogs in South Sudan, as it is in Chad and Mali.
As more states legalize cannabis consumption, many more people will likely use medical marijuana as a supplement to or substitution for prescription drugs, says a University of Michigan researcher. A new study by Daniel Kruger of the U-M Institute for Social Research found that 44 percent of medical cannabis users stopped taking a pharmaceutical drug, or used less of one, or both, in favor of cannabis.
Kiwi children who spend too much time on screens are becoming sicker, more obese, and more likely to be hyperactive, according to a new study. Commissioned by the Ministry of Social Development, the study also showed young children who exceeded the recommended electronic screen time had poorer motor skills than those who were less exposed to the technology.
I really recommend reading The Artist’s Journey. It will help you understand why you are a creative person and why it is worth summoning up the courage to meet this challenge. It has led to a profound self-acceptance that the person I am, and the struggles that I go through in my creative life are totally normal and OK.