Brain Cancer Cells

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Teens and Drugs
An annual study shows illicit drug use is up among teens. The "monitoring the future survey" finds the rate of marijuana use among eighth graders in the past year went up from 14.5% to 16%. Marijuana was smoked more than cigarettes among twelfth graders. Researchers found more teens are using ecstasy, marijuana and heroin, especially among high school seniors.

Brain Cancer Cells
Scientists say they have managed to identify the cells that grow into brain tumors and the cells that have the capacity to regenerate after surgery. The same research team has also found a drug that is able to eliminate malignant cells. This drug is currently in clinical trials in spain.  The study involved the use of glioma cancer cells. Glioma is the most frequent type of brain tumor.

Active Lifestyle Benefits
Living an active lifestyle as a young adult has benefits that last through middle age. Researchers followed more than 3,000 men and women for twenty years. They found those who were highly active for at least two-and-a-half hours a week were significantly less likely to gain weight by middle age. Women saw the biggest benefit, those who reported high activity levels gained thirteen pounds less than those who were inactive.

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