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|Kratom: The latest legal plant-based high|
The latest plant to bliss out users and worry law enforcement officials is kratom, a Southeast Asian tree related to coffee, the leaves of which are chewed to produce a pleasant buzz. Indigenous to Thailand and Malaysia, kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is making its way into parties, festivals, kava bars and a variety of places where aficionados are employing it to get high.
|New study provides more insight into link between body fat and cancer|
Obesity has long been associated with an increased risk for certain types of cancer. Now, recent research from the National Institute on Aging, in Bethesda, MD, reveals new information about just what types of fat are most likely to cause cancer – and who should be most worried.
|3D mammography detects breast cancer more effectively, study shows|
While conventional mammography is the most widely used tool for breast cancer screenings, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania indicates that digital breast tomosynthesis – or 3D mammography – may be better able to detect the disease.
|Blood vessels reorganize themselves after full face transplantation|
As full face transplantation continues to become a more viable option for patients with severe facial disfigurations, doctors have learned more and more about the intricacies of this novel procedure. Now, researchers have discovered that in the months following the procedure, the blood vessels in the faces of transplant recipients are actually able to reorganize themselves.
|Vitamin D deficiency may damage the brain, study finds|
According to a new study, rats who were fed diets low in vitamin D for a long period of time developed free radical brain damage and performed poorly in cognitive functioning tests compared to rats fed a normal diet.
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