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Getting lobsters high before death may be more humane

Lobster tanks are not known for being the most comfortable place for lobsters. In fact, studies have shown that most crustaceans, including lobsters, experience stress and pain that can be exacerbated by poor tank conditions. Charlotte Gill, the owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine, is attempting to make the industry more humane by […]

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Cannabis could help reduce systemic inflammation

A recent study has shown that a compound found in cannabis could help reduce systemic inflammation and immune activation. Regardless of its legal status, cannabis is a widely used drug across much of the world. Even though it is widespread, cannabis use is disproportionately high in Americans living with HIV – ranging between 20 and […]

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Frequent cannabis use linked to low bone density and more fractures

Regularly smoking large amounts of cannabis can lead to lower bone density and higher risk of fractures, say researchers from the University of Edinburgh. Their study, which is the first to link bone health to cannabis use, found that heavy cannabis smokers tend to have five per cent less bone density than cigarette-smoking non-users. High […]