All politics -- and cannabis marketing -- are local
California s legal cannabis market, opening for business on Jan. 1, is expected to quickly grow to be the largest in the nation and worth more than 5 billion a year. County voting on Proposition 64 that led the state here -- to legalizing sales for recreational use -- can offer insight into how medical marijuana dispensaries will now market themselves, according to research from the University of California, Davis. The way that communities vote and the val ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Dec 15
How to make yourself sneeze: 13 ways to sneeze on demand
Sneezing or sternutation is an involuntary release of air from the nose. It is the body s way of getting irritants out of the nasal passages. Allergens, viruses, other irritants, and trauma to the nose can cause sneezing. Sneezes are typically powerful and can occur suddenly.
Medical News Today - Wed. Dec 13
6 essential oils for erectile dysfunction (ED): What works and what doesn't
Erectile dysfunction or impotence is a widespread problem in males. It refers to the inability to reach or maintain an erection, often impeding sexual intercourse.
Medical News Today - Mon. Dec 11
How to make yourself burp: 7 ways to force a belch
Burping is one of the simplest ways to relieve bloating. It helps remove gas discomfort and can be triggered on demand.
Medical News Today - Mon. Dec 11
Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
Some common breast cancer medications can trigger joint pain, but new research suggests acupuncture may ease that side effect. The finding could be a win-win for breast cancer patients, said one oncologist who reviewed the study. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and has no real downside, said Dr. Lauren Cassell, chief of breast surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. If something so simple as acupuncture can improve upon these sy ...
Healthday - Sat. Dec 9
Wheatgrass benefits: Nutrition, side effects, and warnings
Wheatgrass is a grass that is closely related to wheat. It is a thick, dry grass that looks like hay or straw. It has played a role in natural and holistic medicine for generations.
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
Rose water: Benefits, uses, and side effects
Rose water is a liquid made from water and rose petals. It is used as a perfume due to its sweet scent, but it has medicinal and culinary values, as well.
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
Which is best for sore throat: Lemon, honey, or alcohol?
As sore throats are making the rounds through the Medical News Today editorial office, the debate is rife what is the best drink to soothe the pain More importantly, whether it s alcohol, spices, or lemon and honey, what is the scientific basis for our home remedy of choice
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
Blind pimple: How to get rid of a pimple under the skin
A blind pimple is acne that has developed beneath the surface of the skin. Blind pimples are usually not noticeable from a distance, but a person can feel it by running a finger over the skin s surface.
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
MCT oil: 5 possible health benefits
Medium-chain triglycerides are a type of fat that is found in certain oils and dairy products. MCT oil is a supplement made of these fats. But what are the potential health benefits of MCT oil
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
Whole-body cryotherapy: This is what it feels like
The temperature was a frigid -80 C and my boss and I were in little more than our underwear. Below, I explain why I let this happen and how it felt. It has been a strange day.
Medical News Today - Sat. Dec 9
Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike
Life with Alzheimer s disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a holistic program involving yoga, meditation and other interventions can ease the burden for both. This is an activity that caregivers and patients can do together, said study lead author Yvonne J-Lyn Khoo, a researcher with the Health and Social Care Institute at Teesside University in Middlesbrou ...
Healthday - Sat. Dec 9