A World Wide Emergency “Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era,” Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the Assistant Director General for the World Health Organization’s Health Security department, said last year after the WHO released its first ever global report on antibiotic resistance. “Common
A new study reveals that while smoking marijuana is less harmful than tobacco, it is not without risk. Vaporizing, or “vaping” appears to be a safe and more effective means of delivering cannabinoids for rapid onset. One argument that anti-marijuana proponents use is that smoking marijuana cannot be “medical”. This
According to results of an animal study published in Journal of Leukocyte Biology in June 2015, the cannabinoid delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may be a safe and effective alternative or add-on therapy in the prevention of organ and tissue transplant rejection. What is Organ Transplantation? When a person’s organs or tissues begin to fail as a
Cannabis has been used to treat topical wounds such as cuts and burns for millennia. Now, modern research is investigating the science behind cannabis’ ability to treat topical injuries, and is discovering exactly how vast a role the endocannabinoid system plays in the maintenance of healthy skin and wound healing.
In medical marijuana states, not a lot has changed with teen use. The availability of medical marijuana does not cause a surge in pot smoking among teens, according to a national, school-based survey. When the survey results were aggregated across grade (grade 8 through 12) they found that the risk
Certain chemicals in marijuana may kill cancer cells, shrink tumors and prevent the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors. That’s the National Cancer Institute reporting findings from preclinical trials — the kind of research that typically leads to more in-depth testing. But nearly a half-century ago the folks who
Politicians Feign Concern About ‘Dangers’ of Cannabis; Silent About Pain Medications That Kill Thousands
Popular over-the-counter painkiller medications from the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class, which includes ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB), have been found in a new large-scale international study to significantly increase the risk of heart attack, stroke or dying from cardiovascular disease. Researchers found that people who regularly take ibuprofen or aspirin
Marijuana, also known as cannabis, hash, weed, hemp, ganja, and grass, has been recognized as an herbal remedy for centuries. Along with LSD and heroin, it has a classification of one of the most dangerous controlled substances. As the legalization of marijuana has become a reality in a growing number
Medical marijuana is becoming mainstream: 21 states and the District of Columbia allow it. But until Monday, little was known about whether it can effectively treat neurological disorders. Sixty-nine-year-old Gloria Gates has multiple sclerosis. She can no longer walk and is often in severe pain. “One thing that is just
Cannabis has been making a lot of noise lately. Multiple states across the United States and countries around the world have successfully legalized medical Marijuana, and the Uruguay parliament recently voted to create the world’s first legal marijuana market. This is good news as the health benefits of Cannabis are vast.