Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Medical Marijuana News, Yoga & Memory, Breast Cancer Rates

Surprising News About Medical Marijuana
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THIS WEEK'S HEALTH NEWS Thursday 06/13/13
Surprising News About Medical Marijuana
Cannabis is legal for medical use in only 19 of the 50 states, but a new poll shows that 76 percent of physicians would recommend or prescribe medical marijuana to patients experiencing cancer pain. For the poll, published in the May 30, 2013, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors were asked whether medical marijuana should be prescribed to a 68-year-old woman with symptoms from metastatic breast cancer.
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Tune Up Your Memory with Yoga
Just 20 minutes of Hatha yoga worked better than aerobic exercise to boost reaction times and accuracy on cognitive tasks, including memory, in a study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Why Breast Cancer Targets Young Black Women
A new study from the University of Chicago Medicine has found that genetics may explain why young African-American women have higher rates of breast cancer than other women of the same age.
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