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Headache? Marijuana May Cut Your Pain by 50%

For the first time, researchers found that puffing on a little cannabis for migraines helps reduce the pain—by a lot.

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Are Nutritional Supplements (Like Boost® and Ensure®) Good for You?

Consuming nutritional supplements can be great if you aren’t getting enough calories, protein, vitamins, etc. — but too much can also put a person at risk for malnutrition.

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Mindfulness and Anxiety: What Research Tells Us

There is a growing interest in mindfulness, but what is it, exactly? And does it help with anxiety? We clarify the research on this popular practice.

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Technology and Schizophrenia: How Smartphones Aid Self-Management and Treatment

How can technology aid the treatment of schizophrenia? Tune into what research says about smartphones and other technology helping people with schizophrenia manage their condition.

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9 Rheumatoid Arthritis Remedies You Probably Haven’t Tried

These exercise, food, and lifestyle hacks can help tame RA pain and increase joint mobility.

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Acupuncture Helps Joint Pain from Cancer Drug

Are you a breast cancer survivor considering quitting aromatase inhibitors because of debilitating joint pain? Acupuncture can help.

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Greater Life Satisfaction Is Tied to This Major Belief

If you believe in the idea of “oneness,” you’re likely to be happier, according to this new study published by the American Psychological Association. But what does that mean, exactly?

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Should You Use Ketamine to Treat PTSD?

Our "Panic in the Streets" columnist speaks to a doctor who’s been treating patients for years. Here’s what he found out.

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3 Supplements That Help Mental Health

The largest review of studies so far has found solid proof that some supplements can give traditional treatments a boost.

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Can Activated Charcoal Treat Your Chronic Condition?

Find out if the claims that activated charcoal can combat digestive issues, high cholesterol, and skin problems are true.