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Small Study Shows Heart Damage After COVID-19 Uncommon in College Athletes
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Small Study Shows Heart Damage After COVID-19 Uncommon in College Athletes

In a small study, researchers found college athletes who contracted COVID-19 rarely had cardiac complications. Most had mild COVID symptoms that did not require treatment, and in a small percentage of those with abnormal cardiac testing, there was no evidence of heart damage on special imaging tests. All athletes returned to sports without any health...

Researchers Wirelessly Record Human Brain Activity During Normal Life Activities
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Researchers Wirelessly Record Human Brain Activity During Normal Life Activities

Researchers are now able to wirelessly record the directly measured brain activity of patients living with Parkinson’s disease and to then use that information to adjust the stimulation delivered by an implanted device. Direct recording of deep and surface brain activity offers a unique look into the underlying causes of many brain disorders; however, technological...

Digital Mental Health Interventions for Young People Are Perceived Promising, but Are They Effective?
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Digital Mental Health Interventions for Young People Are Perceived Promising, but Are They Effective?

An increasing number of digital mental health interventions are designed for adolescents and young people with a range of mental health issues, but the evidence on their effectiveness is mixed, according to research by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Spark Street Advisors. Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy was found effective for anxiety and...

Structural Racism Contributes to the Racial Inequities in Social Determinants of Psychosis
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Structural Racism Contributes to the Racial Inequities in Social Determinants of Psychosis

The legacy of systemic racism in the U.S impacts psychosis risk at the individual and neighborhood level, according to a definitive review published online today. Researchers examined U.S. based evidence connecting social and environmental factors with outcomes relating to psychotic experiences, including schizophrenia. The review examined potential risk factors and influence of structural racism within...

Early Cannabis Use Linked to Heart Disease
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Early Cannabis Use Linked to Heart Disease

Smoking cannabis when you’re young may increase your risk of developing heart disease later, according to a recent University of Guelph study. In the first study to look at specific risk indicators for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in young, healthy cannabis users, researchers found subtle but potentially important changes in heart and artery function. Cigarette smoking...

“Look Before You Leap:” Cardiologists Warn About the Risks of Vaping
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“Look Before You Leap:” Cardiologists Warn About the Risks of Vaping

Electronic cigarette (EC) use, or vaping, has both gained incredible popularity and generated tremendous controversy, but although they may be less harmful than tobacco cigarettes (TCs), they have major potential risks that may be underestimated by health authorities, the public, and medical professionals. Two cardiovascular specialists review the latest scientific studies on the cardiovascular effects...

THC and CBD Content on Labels of Medicinal Cannabis Products May Not Be Accurate
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THC and CBD Content on Labels of Medicinal Cannabis Products May Not Be Accurate

Medical cannabis products are not always what they seem, according to a new study led by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In fact, the contents of these products can vary considerably from distributors’ claims, according to the study, published in JAMA Network Open. This is particularly important when THC, the metabolite responsible for the...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Been Linked with Six Unhealthy Eating Behaviors
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Been Linked with Six Unhealthy Eating Behaviors

A new probe into the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviors, according to a study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health. Researchers say the most concerning finding indicates a slight increase or the re-emergence of eating disorders, which kill roughly 10,200 people...