As cannabis legalization spreads throughout the United States and beyond, cannabis research and publications continue to grow with the times. A recent study published in Population Health Management released findings that highlight the dramatic increase in marijuana-related studies and publications in recent years. The study focused on finding trends among cannabis research in the past […]
New and promising scientific studies are showing the numerous benefits of medical and recreational cannabis legalization. Recently, five new studies on the effects of marijuana on opioid use added to the growing body of evidence that suggests that marijuana could play a significant role in ending the opioid crisis. Here’s a brief rundown on the […]
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 […]