Health Mattersby Dr Charles Fiscella
- Increase body strength and muscle mass with resistance exercises
- Is it time to throw out the concept of a royal family?
- Drink more water for a healthier life, it's essential for human existence
- Please tell the Fox there's more to the news than Obamacare
- Are carbohydrates and cancer possibly linked?
A large study involving 23,000 participants showed that any family history of cancer can significantly increase the risk of cancer development in other immediate family members, even when the types of cancers were of different origin.
The report was published last week in the journal Annals of Oncology, and led by chief researcher, Dr. Eva Negri, who heads the Laboratory of Epidemiologic Methods at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, in Milan, Italy,
Over 20 states have either decriminalized and/or legalized marijuana for medical or personal use. However, state legalization does not change the federal statutes which continue to prohibit the sale and possession of cannabis.
Last week, federal agents from the Drug Enforcement raided several marijuana dispensaries in Washington State. A spokesman for the DEA told the press that the raid was part of a two-year investigation.
Washington State recently legalized small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
There is no question that opiate pain killers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, and Ultram are addictive and harmful especially when prescribed long-term.
However, severe pain - especially chronic neuropathic pain - is often difficult to treat without the use of these types of medications.