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Smoking a small amount of pot may boost sperm and testosterone, surprised researchers find

When Dr. Jorge Chavarro’s team started investigating marijuana’s effects on sperm, they had every reason to believe weed would prove detrimental to “testicular function,” because other studies had said it to be so. Instead, they found the opposite. Men who had ever smoked marijuana had significantly higher sperm concentrations and sperm counts, as well as… Read More »

Cancer researchers come to Harvard to share findings, launch center for early detection

Amid alarming projections that global cancer rates will skyrocket, researchers from around the country gathered at Harvard on Monday to share their latest findings and to launch a center whose aim is to boost early detection and prevention. By 2040, deaths due to cancer are expected to rise 60 percent in the U.S., 79 percent… Read More »

Researchers are worried that people with chronic disease are not being active enough

The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford measured the duration and intensity of physical activity levels over seven days and compared those participants with, and those without, chronic disease. They found that those with chronic disease, even those conditions that don’t directly limit capacity for exercise, spent less time active. Around… Read More »