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Exercise has long been connected to good mental health, often recommended as treatment for a variety of conditions. But the good news is, you don’t have to work out every day to see benefits. Unlike previous recommendations, experts now say that working out three to five days per week could be all you need to see results.

The information comes from a recent study where researchers looked at data from a survey of more than 1.2 million U.S. adults. After noting the connection between exercise and improved mental health, researchers were intrigued to find that more wasn’t better when it came to mental health. Those who worked out for around 45 minutes at a time seemed to get better results than those who indulged in marathon workouts.

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If you can’t seem to put that controller down, you aren’t alone. In fact, 72 percent of American households play video games, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Of those households, an estimated four percent of gamers were considered extreme users, defined by those who play 50 hours per week on average.

Next year, the addiction may become official. The World Health Organization finally added video game addiction to its list. Their description of gaming disorder is very similar to that of gambling disorder in that it interferes with one’s ability to live a productive life, takes precedence over other activities, and can be developed fairly quickly – in one year or sooner.

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As more U.S. state governments consider legalizing marijuana for recreational use -- USA Today recently predicted the next 15 that might take up the issue in one form or another -- concerns continue to be raised about the potential health effects of using the drug.

Advocates have for decades sworn by the drug's benefits, while naysayers point to research underscoring their contentions that marijuana remains harmful to human health.

Now, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides what the organization terms "a rigorous review of scientific research published since 1999 about what is known about the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products."

In arriving at their list of almost 100 conclusions, committee participants who conducted the study and composed the report considered more than 10,000 scientific abstracts. A few highlights from the committee's findings:

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