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How Marijuana Affects Your Memory

Marijuana use can impair and distort memory and accentuate age-related memory problems, a new study says. With marijuana being gradually decriminalized or legalized across the U.S., it’s important to take time to stop and consider the negative ...

Pepsi Says Goodbye to Aspartame in Diet Sodas

Pepsi will no longer use aspartame as a sweetener in its diet sodas, NBC News reports. The diet drinks will be flavored instead with a blend of other artificial sweeteners, sucralose and acesulfame potassium, a spokesperson for PepsiCo says. That ...

The Secret to Kids Sleeping Well May Be Fewer Naps

Long nap times required of children in daycare and elsewhere could hurt their ability to get a full night’s rest, Reuters reports. Children ages four to seven who are given mandatory nap times of an hour or longer sleep around 24 minutes less ...

Sugary Drinks Quickly Hurt Your Heart Health

Time to reconsider reaching for your next can of Coke. Drinking sugary drinks regularly for even a short period of time could raise your heart-disease risk, a new study shows. After just two weeks of drinking beverages sweetened with high-fructose ...

Another Major Study Debunks Vaccine-Autism Link

Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, some still believe that vaccines for diseases like measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) increase their children’s risks of developing autism. Yet another study shows that simply isn’t the case, the ...

ADHD Kids May Benefit from Classroom Movement

Letting children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) release a little bit of their energy in the classroom could be key to their academic success, a new study from the University of Central Florida shows. Kids with ADHD often ...

What Twins Tell Us About Exercise

One limitation of any study about health, exercise, and wellness is that people are not created equally on the genetic level, which increases the variables when you try to draw a scientific conclusion from a certain habit. That’s why twin studies ...

Obesity Intervention for Kids Works – If Parents Help

Obese children can benefit from a targeted weight-loss program, but only if their families and doctors go all-in, new research shows. Families of obese children that are the most committed to obesity intervention programs and who had the support of ...

Healthy Gums, Healthy Hearts?

Take good care of your teeth, your heart might thank you, a new study from the Forsyth Institute and Boston University suggests. People who apply topical oral treatment to reduce inflammation and fight gum disease have less vascular inflammation, a ...

Five Ways to Get Kids Moving

More than one in three children and adolescents in the U.S. are overweight or obese, but it doesn’t have to be that way, MedicalXpress reports. These five tips, courtesy of David Dzewaltowski, Ph.D., of Kansas State University, can help your kids ...