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Today’s high potency weed raises risk of anxiety and addiction, study says

If you’re thinking of returning to the weed of your youth to ease the strain of the pandemic, you will soon discover a potent truth — today’s weed is nothing like yesterday’s. Just 20 years ago levels of tetrahydracannabinol, the compound in cannabis known as THC that makes you high, was between 2% and 4%…MORE

Why now is the time to embrace video games for kids

Why now is the time to embrace video games for kids

Before the pandemic, video games were a weekend-only activity in our house, allowed for one hour a day, Saturday and Sunday. It was a compromise that worked for our family. My 7-year-old had a chance to dig in to his favorite games, and we parents felt like we were putting reasonable limits on an activity…MORE

When can you be around others? CDC updates coronavirus guidance

When can you be around others? CDC updates coronavirus guidance

People who have been sick with coronavirus infections should stay away from other people until they’ve gone at least three days with no fever, have seen symptoms improve, and until it’s been 10 days since they first noticed symptoms, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated guidance. The CDC updated guidance…MORE

How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess

How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess

The young man admitted to the Newton-Wellesley hospital was clearly very ill — so ill that he needed the help of a ventilator to breathe. The doctors treating him were certain he was infected with the new coronavirus. It was mid-April — the height of the outbreak in the Boston area. The patient had trouble…MORE

Antibody tests for Covid-19 wrong up to half the time, CDC says

Antibody tests for Covid-19 wrong up to half the time, CDC says

Antibody tests used to determine if people have been infected in the past with Covid-19 might be wrong up to half the time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance posted on its website. Antibody tests, often called serologic tests, look for evidence of an immune response to infection. “Antibodies…MORE

Vitamin D’s effect on Covid-19 maybe be exaggerated. Here’s what we know

Vitamin D’s effect on Covid-19 maybe be exaggerated. Here’s what we know

Is your inbox all a flutter over the latest Covid-19 miracle cure — vitamin D? Just like hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug that US President Donald Trump championed, vitamin D is having its day in the sun on the internet and social media. And just like hydroxychloroquine, it’s leading some to ask, “What can it hurt…MORE

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