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Cloudy Cognition in Cannabis Smokers

Long-term use of cannabis (marijuana) may lead to cognitive deficits, suggests a large observational study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in May....

Adulterated Dietary Supplements Still on the Market

Dietary supplements adulterated with undisclosed drugs continue to make their way to consumers, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Using the Tainted Dietary...

Ode to Joyce, 1926–2022

Recently, we lost a very dear friend and colleague. In 1984, Dr. Joyce Lashof, then dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, was...

2 Vaccine Updates to Know About

Covid-19 vaccines continue to make headlines around the country, but it’s important to make sure you are also up to date with all other recommended vaccines for your age....

Deadly Prostate Cancer on the Rise

Cases of metastatic prostate cancer are on the rise since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening in men over age...

Advice About Air Quality Advisories

What does it mean when an Air Quality Advisory is issued? An Air Quality Advisory is issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and local air-quality agencies when the outdoor air...

Light Drinking Is NOT Good for the Heart, Study Shows

No amount of alcohol is good for the heart, according to the latest study to weigh in on this unresolved subject matter. Published in JAMA Network Open in March,...

Hair-Loss Drugs for Men: A Head-to-Head Analysis

For men with androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness), a new analysis in JAMA Dermatology suggests that dutasteride is the most effective drug overall among the three drugs commonly used to...

CO2 Monitors for Assessing Covid-19 Risk

Though Omicron cases are at lower levels than they were at the peak in January, I’m still wary of eating inside restaurants or gathering in other enclosed spaces. Can...

Reassuring News for Fearful Flyers

If you’re getting your travel itch back but are an anxious flyer, here’s some reassuring news: Commercial aviation has been safer than ever, according to a paper in Transportation...

Covid-19, the Illness That Keeps on Giving

Nearly one in three Covid-19 patients ages 65 and older (32 percent) had at least one new or persistent medical condition in the months following their illness, according to...