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Cannabis for pain

...multiple sclerosis or spinal injury. Nine had used marijuana regularly in the past, while the remainder were 'na?ve': they had either not used it at all, or had tried it infrequently. The cannabinoid extract was given over eight weeks, and participants' pain levels monitored. Asked to rate their improvement in...

Medications to Prevent Relapse to Cocaine Use

...stem — that governs the pharmacological actions of marijuana in the brain also plays an important role in the neuronal processes underlying relapse to cocaine use. By blocking cannabinoid receptor activity with chemical antagonists, the investigators prevented relapse to cocaine use induced by exposure to coca...

Gene glitches connecting pot with Schizophrenia

... cells and latches onto the active chemical within marijuana known as THC. These sites are where marijuana acts on the brain.Ujike and his team examined the gene for the marijuana receptor in 115 Japanese pa...

Marijuana 'gateway' theory strengthened by study of twins

...f same-sex twins in which only one twin had smoked marijuana before age 17 has bolstered the fiercely debated "...e. The researchers found that those who were early marijuana smokers// were five times more likely than their twins to move on to harder drugs. They were about t...

Marijuana Use Could Result In Psychosis

Adolescents and young adults who frequently use marijuana may be increasing their risk for psychotic symptoms later in life //, say researchers based on findings of a recent study. The study involved 2,437 young people between ages 14 and 24 for four years. Participants were examined for substance use, pr...

Body compounds can protect you against pain

The human body can release chemical compounds like marijuana that can help the body to kill its own pain in cas...y the new target to treat stress related pain like marijuana does, but without the psychological side effects of the drug concerned. Researchers of the study had...

Wife May Determine Husband’s Marijuana Use

...sbands were more likely to start or resume smoking marijuana if their wives smoked marijuana. Husbands also were more likely to stop smoking marijuana if their spouses did not smoke. Contrarily, however, the husbands did not seem to influence their ...

E-Mail Affects Brain More Than Marijuana

...rage worker's IQ by as much as ten points. Smoking marijuana regularly, on the other hand, causes only a four-point drop in intelligence. Dubbed "Info-Mania" by the UK team of researchers, the condition is a real and present problem for workers in the corporate environment. According to the study, 62 percent...

Morality More Effective Than Legality In Preventing Drug Abuse

...ble are three times more likely to experiment with marijuana and twice as likely to use alcohol than their peer...12 to 17-year-olds surveyed said they could obtain marijuana in less than a day, while 21 percent said they could buy it in an hour or less. From 2004 to 2005, t...

Marijuana-Derived Drug Promises Hope In Treating Bladder Infection

...ntion. IP 751, the principal active ingredient of marijuana has been found to effectively suppress pain and bladder over activity in hypersensitive bladder disorders such as interstitial cystitis (IC). However, the study has been conducted only on animal models. IP 751 is a potent anti-inflammatory and a po...

Children At Risk For Chronic Disease Due To Consumption Of Fried Food

...adolescent behaviors such as tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use. This finding could help doctors and parents to develop effective interventions to prevent excessive weight gain during this period of adolescence....

The Falling Sperm Count In Men

...lty with erections. Smoking cannabis or grass or marijuana also cause sluggish sperms and impair them. Caffeine : Although one is not entirely sure about caffeine research has shown that caffeine appear to make sperm sluggish. But conflicting research has also found that caffeine actually increases the...

Cannabis exerts protective effect against cancer

...rette smokers. Although the chemical structures of marijuana and tobacco are strikingly similar, //tobacco has the added nemesis of nicotine in it while cannabis contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the active ingredient in pot). It is theorized that THC may actually inhibit the carcinogenic properties of some...

Frustrations Lead To self-harm

...in's teenagers had been offered illegal drugs like marijuana or co Nearly half (46%) of Britain's teenagers had been offered illegal drugs like marijuana or cocaine and 28% had gone on to try them. br>...

Adolescent Marijuana Smokers Face Risk Of Developing Schizophrenia

...rth Shore University // has found out that use of marijuana could infact aggravate genetic vulnerability to sc...duals involved in the study. This included teenage marijuana smokers who used the drug daily for at least one year, adolescent schizophrenia patients who didn't ...

Coroner Says Sativex Is Responsible For Death Of Patient

A marijuana plant based experimental medicine known as Sativex, is responsible for the death of Rene Anderson, a diabetic pensioner, a coroner has ruled in the UK. The drug was prescribed to Mrs. Anderson to ease the numbness and pain in her limbs due to diabete...

Drug Use On The Decline Among US Youth

...his trend is driven largely by decreasing rates of marijuana use among these students, the study contends. For example, since 2001, the past month use of marijuana has fallen by 28% among Class 8 students and by 23% among Class 10 students. Since 1975 the MTF su...

Rhode Island legalizes use and possession of Marijuana

...medical prescription, as earlier the possession of marijuana was illegal. But, the Governor Carcieri still oppose the bill which legalizes marijuana possession as he feels that legalizing the use would encourage illegal sale of marijuana, no restric...

Smoking Marijuana Increases The Risk Of Bladder Cancer

Smoking marijuana causes bladder cancer to appear very early in life...ansitional cell carcinoma, all shared a history of marijuana smoking. She conducted her study on 52 men, aged 44 to 60, suffering from transitional cell bladde...

Marijuana Compound Offers Hope In Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention

A compound in marijuana has been found to offer protection against diabeti...ence portal EurekAlert. He hoped the compound in marijuana may one day be given along with insulin to stop the early changes that set the stage for damaged or ...

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