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Marijuana use linked to nonseminoma testicular tumors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research suggests that marijuana use may increase the risk of testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs), primarily nonseminoma types. According to the report in the March 15th issue of Cancer, current marijuana use increased the odds of TGCTs by 70%. A rise in TGCT rates...
James A. Underberg, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at NYU Medical School, discusses fish oils, the doses required and active ingredients in branded prescribed medication versus off the shelf products. References and Resources Jenkins DJ,...

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Hypertriglyceridemia common in US adults

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Roughly a third of US adults have high or borderline high triglyceride levels, yet very few are being treated for the condition, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine for March 23. There is growing evidence that hypertriglyceridemia is a risk factor for...