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Houston Northwest Medical Center Receives Prestigious Tenet Circle of Excellence Award

... HOUSTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: thc ) announces that Houston Northwest Medical Center has been named to the company's 2009 Circle of Excellence. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/...

Estrogen May Combat Marijuana's Effect on Cognition

...ed them and six female rats with ovaries intact to thc during the rodent equivalent of adolescence. They ...the rats became adults, they were again exposed to thc and given a learning test. For comparison, another...and memory skills training but were not exposed to thc as adolescents. The rats exposed to...

Hollow mask illusion fails to fool schizophrenia patients

... its psychotic-like effects, have found that people under the influence of cannabis are also less deceived by the hollow mask illusion. It may be that thc causes a temporary "disconnection" between brain areas, similar to that seen in patients with schizophrenia, though this hypothesis needs to be tested...

Active Ingredient in Marijuana Kills Brain Cancer Cells

...y News) -- New research out of Spain suggests that thc -- the active ingredient in marijuana -- appears t...ain cancer. Explaining that the introduction of thc into the brain triggers a cellular self-digestion ...tissue taken both before and after a 26- to 30-day thc treatment regimen, the researchers found that...

Marijuana use linked to increased risk of testicular cancer

...ceptors for tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana. Since then, a number of other sites have been found to contain thc receptors, including the heart, uterus, spleen and immune-system cells. The male reproductive system also naturally produces a cannabinoid-like chemi...

Milestone for cannabinoid MS study

...e Sclerosis (CAMS) which suggested a link between thc and the slowing of MS. The CAMS trial saw participants take thc for a year the CUPID trial will last for longer and aims to assess the effect of thc on progressive MS. It has taken two years to re...

Medical Pot Ineffective as Acute Pain Treatment

...tinal absorption," Kraft said. "The high levels of thc detected in the blood of our subjects as well as the occurrence of typical thc side effects argue for sufficient availability, and thus we draw the conclusion that thc was not effective in treating acute pain." Howe...

Claims linking health problems and the strength of cannabis may be exaggerated

...ealand has been found during the same period. thc is the active ingredient in cannabis, which produc...active effect. In the United States, the level of thc in confiscated cannabis was 8.5% in 2006, up from 4.5% in 1997. Recent Dutch data show that the thc of cannabis sold in coffee shops more than doubled...

Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Extend Current Agreement With Independence Blue Cross

...reements while they define terms for new multi-year contracts. Hahnemann and St. Christopher's are both part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation's (NYSE: thc ) national network of hospitals. The parties will continue to work together to finalize details of the new contracts with a targeted effective date of...

Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Receive Prestigious Tenet Circle of Excellence Award

... PHILADELPHIA, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: thc ) announced today that both of its Philadelphia hospitals, Hahnemann University Hospital and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, have been select...

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THC in Biological News

Lab study shows THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults

In earlier studies, researchers at Louisiana State University had found that estrogen or more precisely, having ovaries made adult rats exposed for the first time to THC, the primary ingredient in marijuana and hashish, less sensitive to THC's negative effects on tests of learning and memory. ...

Our brains make their own marijuana: We're all pot heads deep inside

...t will lead to drugs that bind to and activate the thc receptor, but are devoid of the side effects that ...lpful to have a drug that activated or blocked the thc receptor, and our findings raise the possibility t...ed proteins, several not only bound to the brain's thc receptors, but activated them as well. "The War...

LSUHSC research reports new method to protect brain cells from diseases like Alzheimer's

... of the only naturally occurring fatty acids in the brain that has the ability to interact with the receptors originally identified as the targets of thc (the psychoactive component of marijuana) can help to protect brain cells from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Published ...

The body's own 'cannabis (marijuana)' is good for the skin

...n untreated control group. "This research shows that we may have something in common with the marijuana plant," said Gerald Weissmann, MD. "Just as thc is believed to protect the marijuana plants from pathogens, our own cannabinoids may be necessary for us to maintain healthy skin and to protect us fr...

The endocannabinoids: Functional roles and therapeutic opportunities

...ant was discovered named tetrahydrocannabinol, or thc which causes the 'high' produced by it (Gaoni & M...d hashish. Two decades later it was found that thc binds to specific receptors in the brain and the p...r the development of novel types of drugs, such as thc for the treatment of nausea and for enhancing appe...

Team discovers possible 'universal strategy' to combat addiction

.... The study, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, looked at nicotine and thc (the active ingredient in marijuana). However, Zhang says the results could also hold true for other drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and even methamphe...

New DNA 'fingerprinting' technique separates hemp from marijuana

...versity's College of Biological Sciences and College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. For decades it has been possible to identify thc chemically, but the drug is not present in all plant tissues or throughout a plant's life cycle. And other researchers have found that genetic markers...

Canada approves marijuana-based pain spray

...f of neuropathic pain in MS. Its principal active cannabinoid components are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The ratio of thc to CBD in Sativex is 2.7 mg : 2.5 mg per spray, ensuring a standardized dose is delivered each time it is used. “The approval of Sativex is good ne...
THC in Biological Dictionary

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