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Through my eyes: Opiate addiction

McDonough, GA, one of those "easy to forget" and "hard to spot on the map" rural towns. It is also the place I called home. Looking back now, I can see how I exhibited all of the behaviors of an addict from an early age. I was the…

Lovesick: What are the adverse effects of love?

Many people see love as the pinnacle of human existence, and some equate it with happiness itself. But sometimes, being "lovesick" can feel exactly like that — an illness. In fact, romantic love can bring about many adverse psychological…

What to know about the warfarin diet

People taking the blood thinning medication warfarin may need to moderate vitamin K levels in their diets. Vitamin K may interfere with the effectiveness of warfarin. A doctor may prescribe warfarin to someone who has had a blood clot in…

Does drinking beer before wine ease the hangover?

New research, now published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, investigates whether the order in which we drink beer and wine has any impact on the severity of our hangover. Does it make a difference to our hangover if we drink…

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.…

How does alcohol affect allergies?

Alcohol has links with many potential health problems. These range from heart and liver damage to a greater risk of certain cancers. For some people, alcohol can also make allergy symptoms worse. People who experience discomfort, such as…

How long can you detect marijuana in the body?

Tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical in marijuana that makes people feel "high," can stay in the body for several days or even weeks. The length of time this chemical stays in the body or continues to show in a drug test depends on many…

What to know about marijuana withdrawal

Whether they use marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes, people can develop withdrawal symptoms when they stop using it. Marijuana, or cannabis, is the "most commonly used illicit drug in the United States," according to the…

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