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Reliance on 'YouTube medicine' may be dangerous for those concerned about prostate cancer

The most popular YouTube videos on prostate cancer often offer misleading or biased medical information that poses potential health risks to patients, an analysis of the social media platform shows. Led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and its Perlmutter Cancer Center, the study of the 150 most-viewed YouTube videos on the disease found that 77 percent had factual errors or biased content in either the video or its comments section

Vaporized Pot Means a Higher High

A smokeless method of vaporizing and then inhaling pot packs a much more powerful punch than simply smoking weed, researchers say. That could raise safety concerns for users—driving, for example. Marijuana vaporizers heat pot to a temperature just below combustion, allowing people to inhale the intoxicating chemical THC from the plant material without breathing in any smoke

Research Shed Light On Why Some Tumor Cells Survive Treatment

By studying both the physical and genomic features of cancer cells, MIT researchers have come up with a new way to investigate why some cancer cells survive drug treatment while others succumb. Their new approach, which combines measurements of cell mass and growth rate with analysis of a cell's gene expression, could be used to reveal new drug targets that would make cancer treatment more effective. Exploiting these targets could help knock out the defenses that cells use to overcome the original drug treatment, the researchers say

Tazarotene Gel an Option for Post-Acne Scarring

Home treatment with tazarotene gel was as effective as microneedling in improving acne scar severity, in a small trial in India. "Post-acne scarring (results) in long-lasting physical disfigurement and low self-esteem in affected individuals," Dr. Tarun Narang of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh told Reuters Health.