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Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain but increases car crashes and drug overdoses, study suggests

Legal marijuana reduced ER visits for chronic pain in Colorado – but it drove up car crash hospitalizations by 10% and drug overdoses by 5%, study finds Marijuana is now legal for medical use in the majority of US states, and for recreational use in 10 states  Before the drug was legal, there was little… Read More »

Mass. General researchers develop 3-D ‘mini-gut’ model to study response to gluten

In pursuit of a novel tool for the research and treatment of celiac disease, scientists at the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center (MIBRC) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have validated the use of intestinal organoids. These 3-D tissue cultures are miniature, simplified versions of the intestine produced in vitro. Taking tissue from duodenal biopsies of celiac… Read More »

Study Suggests A Bottle Of Wine A Week May Have Same Cancer Risk As 10 Cigarettes

Wine Wednesday, how we knew thee. But it might be time to bid our regular wine evenings (and afternoons) goodbye, because the latest research on the effects of our wine night do not look promising. A new study published in the journal BMC Public Health shows that consuming one bottle of wine per week — that’s roughly… Read More »