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Study After Study Shows States That Legalize Marijuana Have Lower Opioid Use

Study After Study Shows States That Legalize Marijuana Have Lower Opioid Use

Rates of opioid prescriptions went down in states that implemented laws allowing access to medical marijuana, according to two studies published today (April 2) in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings suggest that access to medical marijuana may have cut patients’ need for opioids to manage their pain, the researchers said. “There has been substantive evidence that marijuana can […]

Here’s Why A California Court Requires Cancer Risk Warnings on Coffee

Here’s Why A California Court Requires Cancer Risk Warnings on Coffee

Coffee: life-giver, day-starter, conversation-lubricant… cancer risk? Don’t pour out your cup of joe just yet. A California judge has ruled that coffee companies must display a warning that this morning pick-me-up carries a cancer risk. The ruling, levied against 91 coffee companies, specifically concerns a chemical called acrylamide. Acrylamide is, indeed, found in all coffees. It’s […]

How to Live a Happier Life, According to Science

How to Live a Happier Life, According to Science

Happiness isn’t a precise science. There’s no formula or combination on a lock that’s magically going to turn your day back into the gold you woke up this morning wanting it to be. And hey, before we take one step forward, let us preface everything we’re about to say with this: It’s okay. We all […]

Spring Is Springing Earlier Than It Did 10 Years Ago

Spring Is Springing Earlier Than It Did 10 Years Ago

Most people can’t wait for spring to arrive. It means flowers and warmer weather, all welcome changes from the doldrums of winters. Now we know that spring is arriving sooner in the Northern Hemisphere than it has in the past, thanks to a study published in Scientific Reports. And the further north you go, the sooner […]

A New Study Links Alcohol and Coffee Consumption With Longer Lifespans

A New Study Links Alcohol and Coffee Consumption With Longer Lifespans

It seems that every few years, a new study arrives that either reinforces or undermines the belief that moderate alcohol consumption can have health benefits. The same goes for coffee—few beverages have had more conflicting reports. Is it good for you? Is it shortening your lifespan? Well, here’s the latest. A brand new study out […]