July 2019

Euphoria vs. Paranoia - Scientists Explore Differences in Effects of Marijuana

Why smoking marijuana elicits vastly different reactions between smokers has never been fully understood, but researchers believe that it may have to do with a specific part of the brain

Why smoking marijuana elicits vastly different reactions between smokers has never been fully understood, but researchers at Western University Canada’sSchulich School of Medicine & Dentistry believe that it may have to do with a specific part of the brain, IFLScience.com repor

Study Uncovers New Ways the Zika Virus is Impacting Children

Infants they have found that are experiencing developmental delays, regardless of whether or not they have microcephaly.

When the Zika virus first began spreading across South America in 2015, the primary concern for pregnant mothers was that, if infected, their child may be born with microcephaly - a neurological condition where an infant’s head is smaller than expected, typically due to the brain developing abnormally in the womb or not growing as it should after birth. 

 

Taking Antibiotics to Treat the Flu May be doing More Harm Than Good

The use, overuse, and over-prescribing of antibiotics, as well as the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are nothing new, but now a new study reveals that “mistakenly using antibiotics to try and treat the flu could make the illness up to three times more deadly, by disabling the body’s first line of defense against the virus

The use, overuse, and over-prescribing of antibiotics, as well as the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are nothing new, but now a new study reveals that “mistakenly using antibiotics to try and treat the flu could make the illness up to three times more deadly, by disabling the body’s first line of defense against the virus,” IFLScience.com reported. 

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