Medical marijuana increases pain threshold for patients

Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Drugs derived from an active ingredient in marijuana produced only modest increases in pain threshold and tolerance but no reduction in ongoing intensity, according...

First gut bacteria may affect future ability to fight chronic diseases

Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Differences in the first microorganisms that arrive in the gut after birth, and their order of arrival, have a lasting impact on how gastrointestinal...

Study: Nanoparticle therapy restores tumor’s suppressor in prostate cancer

Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed a way to treat prostate cancer by restoring tumor suppressors, based on preclinical models in the lab. The loss of...

Study: Primary care doctors can do better job of depression screening

Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Primary care physicians rarely package depression assessments with patient screenings for hazardous alcohol use, according to a study. In research published this week in the...

WHO: 9.6 million cancer deaths, 18 million new cases this year

Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Cancer will kill an estimated 9.6 million people in the world this year and 18.1 million new cases will be diagnosed, according to the...

New methods speed up disease diagnoses in newborns

Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Researchers have developed new sequencing techniques and machine learning to more quickly diagnose diseases in newborns, as well as cut down false-positives. By using their...

Cell-killing ability of viruses shows promise for cancer treatment

Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Certain cell-killing viruses, with help from white blood cells, are showing promise for cancer treatment. Scientists from the University of Leeds in England and the...

Study: Individualized treatment would reduce melanoma cells

Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Individualized treatment for melanoma would reduce the number of cancer cells, based on a study in lab dishes and animals. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute...

Protein tricks muscle into burning more energy during exercise, cold

Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Researchers have figured out why people burn fat when they exercise or are cold: A small protein only found in muscles that heat up. Sarcolipin,...

Perk up: Drinking coffee is safe, despite confusing studies

Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Americans drink an average of three cups of coffee a day -- in the morning as a wake-up jolt, during the afternoon for a...

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WHO: Alcohol a factor in one in 20 deaths worldwide

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The Red Sea Development Company has announced its international advisory board of twelve world-leaders in business, tourism, environmental sustainability and conservation. The company is...