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Smoking a joint once a week or a bit more apparently doesn't harm the lungs, suggests a 20-year study that bolsters evidence that marijuana doesn't do the kind of damage tobacco does.
Unhappy with today's health care? Think of what it was like to be sick 200 years ago.
Thursday's tentative deal on Capitol Hill to extend the payroll tax cut also freed another hostage — the so-called "Doc Fix" that Congress has enacted each year to keep a 1997 budget-cutting law from biting too deeply into physicians' payments, which doctors say would force them to stop seeing Medicare patients.
Ritalin and other drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder are safe for adults' hearts, even though they can increase blood pressure and heart rate, according to the largest study of these medicines in adults.
White House wannabes take note: Contrary to the idea that being president speeds up aging, a study shows that many U.S. commanders in chief have actually lived longer than their peers.
A recent Washington Times article correctly quoted the Journal of the American Medical Association stating that even moderate wine drinkers are at risk of increased cancer rates ("Light drinking linked to slight breast cancer risk," Web, Tuesday).
Whether sipping beer, wine or whiskey, women who drink just three alcoholic beverages a week face slightly higher chances for developing breast cancer compared with teetotalers, a study of more than 100,000 U.S. nurses found.
Routine chest X-rays do not prevent lung cancer deaths, not even in smokers or former smokers, according to a big government study challenging a once common type of screening.
Hospital stays for heart failure fell a remarkable 30 percent in Medicare patients over a decade, the first such decline in the United States and forceful evidence that the nation is making headway in reducing the billion-dollar burden of a common condition.