Lou Gehrig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a debilitating disease characterized by fast-progressing weakness, muscle atrophy and spasticity, and difficulty in breathing and speaking. This motor neuron disease tends to be fast-moving with most patients and may cause death within 2-5 years for most patients. However, long-living Lou Gehrig’s disease patients can survive a […]
Attention deficit or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not a very comfortable subject. First recognized as a behavior dysfunction in 1937, initial attempts to control the hyperactive brain functions with sedatives only resulted in increased hyperactive distractions. Noting this paradox, Dr. Charles Bradley, who made the first diagnosis of the syndrome, switched to experimenting with […]
One of the biggest arguments against the legalization of medical marijuana is the short term memory loss associated with the psychoactive substance, tetrahydrocannibinol, or THC. Recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of anorexia, AIDS patients and the nausea following chemotherapy for cancer, THC is generally administered in a capsule. However, there has been […]
Researchers caution they need more studies before making a commitment to the benefits of medical marijuana in treating rheumatoid arthritis, but patients suffering from the painful disease are not waiting around. Large-scale surveys of the United Kingdom and Australia indicated that roughly one third of the people who use medical marijuana, do so for rheumatoid […]
The news for the potential of heart attack and stroke haven’t been very good for long-term marijuana users. According to the American Heart Association, prolonged marijuana use increases the risks of coronary heart disease as you get older. However, there is one area of cardiovascular health that could get healthier with the treatment of specific […]
Gout, or arthropathy, refers to sudden and severe pain in your body, and is a complex form of arthritis. It typically affects men, but can also affect women, particularly after menopause. It is caused when crystals of uric acid form in connective tissue or joints. Gout pain is hot, swelling and results in such great […]
Much has been written about marijuana’s effects on the brain, given cannabis’ strong psychoactive effects on the brain. There have been reports of cannabis helping with pain relief and even post traumatic stress disorder. However, the link between medical marijuana and mood enhancement, or derangement for that matter, has yet to be understood.
Critics of marijuana […]
Pre-menstrual symptoms are the bane of every woman at some time or another. Even for those whose menstrual cycles are light, mood swings is common, depression and lethargy can affect the most enthusiastic person, and there is hardly any woman who doesn’t occasionally feel downright as she begins to go into her monthly cycle.
The medical […]
While most economists watch the development of legalized marijuana sales in Colorado for the possible impact on revenues and taxes, some are taking a side view of its significance on alcohol sales. According to Forbes magazine, identifying the impact of marijuana legalization on alcohol consumption is the most important thing that no one knows.
University of […]
One might think constipation and marijuana are completely unrelated, given that constipation is a digestive problem, and medical marijuana is usually associated with brain function and cancer treatment. However, there is evidence to suggest that medical marijuana can help with constipation. Consider why constipation, or difficulty with bowel movements, happens.
Usually the main factors that cause […]