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Rainbow-flag-020916.jpg Conversion therapy, a process attempting to convert homosexuals in heterosexuality, may soon be banned in the state of New York. Thus far the scientifically unproven therapy has only been banned in California, New Jersey, Oregon and Illinois. Earlier this week New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to ban the process within the state.

beard-020316.jpg Bacteria collected from beard hair may help to develop new antibiotics that may be able to kill off infection-promoting strains, according to new research. Dr. Adam Roberts, a microbiologist from University College London, collected samples from the beards of 20 different men and sorted through roughly 100 types of bacteria he found.

marijuana-020216.jpg Those who habitually use marijuana could experience declines in verbal memory later in life, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia and Kings College, London. For the study the researchers collected data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA).

Coffee-012916.jpg Regularly consuming moderate amounts of caffeine is not linked with increased risk for heart palpitations, according to a new study from researchers at UC San Francisco. For the study the researchers collected data from 1,388 participants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) database. They tested the heart beats of heavy caffeine consumers over the course of one year.

Nicoderm-012616.jpg Free nicotine patches sent by mail could help some smokers fight the addiction, according to a new study from researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. For the study the researchers randomly sent a selection of nicotine patches to volunteers who responded to a survey saying they'd like help quitting smoking.

Consuming more healthy fats may help decrease the risk of heart disease, according to a new study from researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston. For the study the researchers reviewed dietary records from people in 186 countries throughout 2010. They found that of the 711,800 about ten percent of them all were heart related.

Cashew-012016.jpg Trader Joe's stores have issued a widespread recall of raw cashew products due to possible salmonella contamination. Word of the recall comes after the retailer received word from supplier Heritage International about the possible risk. Any Trader Joe's raw cashew products marked with the label "BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4" could potentially be contaminated with salmonella.

Ixodusricinus-011916.jpg Ticks carrying Lyme disease have been reported in more than 45 percent of U.S. counties, compared to 30 percent of counties in 1998, according to new research. Lyme disease is transmitted by the blacklegged tick and the western blacklegged tick. Published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control observed the last comprehensive survey.

UrineSample-011816.jpg Urine odor may be able to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study in mice. The study, published in the online journal Scientific Reports, involved mice, and later a machine, which were able to detect differences between the smell of urine from normal mice and that of three strains of mice that had been genetically altered to model aspects of Alzheimer's disease.

Jogging-011316.jpg Exercise may significantly reduce the risk of heart disease for those with depression, according to a new study from researchers at the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute in Atlana. For the study the researchers examined health records for over 1,000 people who were previously not diagnosed with heart disease or depression.

People under the age of 45 who are suffering symptoms from a stroke may opt to ignore or delay trips to the hospital, according to a new study. Researchers at UCLA interviewed more than 1,000 people about their actions within the first three hours of experiencing common symptoms of stroke such as weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking, or difficulty seeing.

Aspirin-Tablets-010616.jpg Taking a regular dosage of aspirin may decrease the risk of death associated with prostate cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Harvard Medical Center in Boston. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from over 22,000 men as part of the Researchers Health Study. "We found that regular aspirin intake after prostate cancer diagnosis decreased . . ."

Vaccine-010415.jpg Pre-teen girls could benefit from more doctors recommending HPV vaccinations at younger ages, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the study the researchers reviewed data on 626,000 girls at age 13 across the U.S. They found that a full three doses of HPV vaccine were given to just 19 percent of girls covered by Medicaid.

pinkribbon-123015.jpg Ultrasound technology may help with breast cancer diagnoses for some women who have dense breast tissue material, according to a new study from researchers at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. For the study the researchers examined health records from 2,809 women from across the U.S., Canada and Argentina.

Asthma-inhaler-122815.jpg Instances of asthma in children may be leveling off for all but the poorest kids, according to a new study from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. According to the centers, instances of asthma amongst kids aged 10 to 17 were increasing slowly from 2001 to 2009, but have now leveled off to around eight percent by 2013.

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