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BloodBottles-083115.jpg Blood testing could possibly aid in the detection of a relapse in cancer survivors, according to a new study. In the new study, researchers followed 55 women from England who had been diagnosed with an early stage form of breast cancer, then had been treated through surgery as well as chemotherapy. Researchers monitored ctDNA in the blood tests of the women following surgery.

Marijuana-082715.jpg While marijuana doesn't necessarily shrink your brain cells, it does change them, according to a pair of new studies. The studies were both published in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Psychiatry. In the first study, researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to compare the brains of marijuana users to non-users.

Autismawarenessribbon-082615.jpg People with autism might be more creative problem solvers and divergent thinkers, according to a new study. The British study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, involved the analysis of data from 312 people who took part in a series of tests on creativity. Researchers of the study found that those who had autistic traits offered fewer responses to problems.

songsharing-082515.jpg One-third of young Americans, ages 18-29, say that they are not completely heterosexual, according to new research. The research, conducted by YouGov, asked participants to place themselves on the Kinsey Scale, which plots individuals on a range of sexual dispositions from exclusively heterosexual at 0 through to exclusively homosexual at 6.

Pregnantwoman-082015.jpg Women who work very long hours may have more trouble getting pregnant than women who don't, according to a new study from researchers at the Harvard's Medical School and School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the study the researchers examined the work lives of 1,739 female nurses, half of whom were over the age of 33.

Videogame-081815.jpg A new report from an American Psychological Association taskforce states that there is no single factor to constitute a link between violent video games and a rise in criminal behavior, but there is a relationship between the two. The taskforce reviewed hundreds of studies and papers published between 2005 and 2013.

cocacola-110815.jpg Coca Cola funded scientists claims that sugary soft drinks are not to blame for the obesity epidemic in America; research that some health experts are calling misleading. The New York Times reports that Coca-Cola has funneled millions of dollars to support a nonprofit organization that alleges that Americans should focus more on exercise for weight loss than diet.

Feeton-scale-080715.jpg Lapband surgery, or, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy [LSG], may not be a long term solution for weight loss and diabetes remission, according to research conducted at Beilinson Hospital in Israel. The study, published in JAMA Surgery, surveyed data on 443 LSGs, finding that, after five years, study participants tended to gain back much of the body weight lost.

Blackcoffee-080415.jpg Those who drink excessive amounts of coffee may be at an increased risk for suffering Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to a new study from researchers in Italy. For the study the researchers looked at the coffee consumption habits of a group of senior citizens with and without signs of mild cognitive impairments (MCI).

Depressed-073015.jpg A panel of medical experts suggest that adults should be screened for depression by their primary care physician. The proposal will be open for public comment until August 24. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend that adults be screened in doctors' offices if staff-assisted depression care is available.

Ecigarettes-072815.jpg A new study suggests that teens engaging in the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are more likely to try the real thing. The study, published online in the journal Pediatrics, included nearly 2,100 California high school students and found that one-quarter had ever "vaped" (tried e-cigarettes). Ten percent of the teens were currently using e-cigarettes.

Marijuana-072215.jpg A study conducted by Israeli scientists indicates that a compound in the plant helps heal bone fractures. The new study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, found that broken bones healed faster and stronger when the patient received the non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol, or CBD. Researchers administered CBD to a group of rats with mid-femoral fractures.

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