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Cannabis impacts sperm counts, motility in two generations of mice

An intense but short-term exposure to cannabis vapor lowered sperm counts and slowed sperm movement, or motility, not only in the directly exposed male mice but also in their sons. The Washington State University study, published in the journal Toxicological Sciences, builds on other human and animal studies, showing that cannabis can impede male reproductive […]

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Dakota Johnson's Secret Side Hustle? Tattooing

When Olivia Colman is involved in a project, the filming is always a blast. (Remember the jolly behind-the-scenes snaps from The Crown?) Colman, in true form, also brought her famously upbeat spirit to the set of The Lost Daughter, which marks Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut.  Co-star Dakota Johnson recently revealed in an interview with Town […]

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‘The Fire That’s Here’: US Is Still Battling Delta Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn’t finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in the Midwest and New England. “Omicron is a […]

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Microfabricated thin-film electrodes show therapeutic promise

Earlier this year, thin-film microgrid arrays developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and used in neurologist Jon Kleen’s patients at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) showed that hippocampal brain activity consisted of waves that traveled bi-directionally during behavioral tasks. These thin-film microgrid arrays are designed not just to sit on the surface […]

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India confirms omicron variant cases, says get the shot now

India on Thursday confirmed its first cases of the omicron coronavirus variant in two people who traveled abroad, and a top medical expert urged people to get vaccinated. The Health Ministry said the cases involved two men in southern Karnataka state who came from abroad. It did not say which country, or if they were […]