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Image source: Getty Images. The statistics associated with Alzheimer’s disease are downright depressing. The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function, currently afflicts 5.4 million Americans, and the Alzheimer’s Association expects the direct and indirect costs of treatment to reach $236 billion in 2016. Some one in […]

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A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. The study, published today in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that both sleep duration and sleep quality […]

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Getty Studies have shown that cannabis can be a powerful appetite stimulator. This concept has spawned countless tired jokes of pot smokers getting “the munchies”, causing them to be unproductive, sit on the couch, eat junk food and gain weight. While we have smashed the myths of the typical lazy stoner, few would deny that […]

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Posted September 19, 2016 18:26:29 Photo: Steve Peek says cannabis oil has helped control his daughter Suli’s seizures. (ABC News: Andree Withey) The father of a dying Brisbane child wants special permission from the Queensland Government to use cannabis oil in hospital. Steve Peek said doctors had tried every legal medication on his eight-year-old daughter […]

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Image source: Getty Images. Continue Reading Below The statistics associated with Alzheimer’s disease are downright depressing. The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function, currently afflicts 5.4 million Americans, and the Alzheimer’s Association expects thedirect and indirect costs of treatment to reach $236 billion in 2016. […]

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Long Story Short Researchers at the University of Miami recently published an article that looked at connections between cannabis use and body mass index (BMI). Their conclusions were kind of surprising. Despite the fact that marijuana often gives people the “munchies,” these researchers found that regular cannabis use is actually linked to lower BMI. The […]

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German federal authorities have rejected a push for the legal sale of marijuana and hash in a Berlin district, filed by the district mayor. The drugs are easy to purchase even when outlawed, argue local officials. (05.10.2015) … read more at: http://www.dw.com/en/cannabis-cake-poisons-group-in-northern-germany/a-19559918

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Image source: Getty Images. The statistics associated with Alzheimer’s disease are downright depressing. The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function, currently afflicts 5.4 million Americans, and the Alzheimer’s Association expects the direct and indirect costs of treatment to reach $236 billion in 2016. Some one in […]

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Marin General Hospital will study the feasibility of allowing patients at the hospital to use medicinal marijuana when it is recommended by their physician. The hospital is embarking on the investigation at the request of the publicly elected Marin Healthcare District board. The board voted 2-0 Tuesday night, with three members abstaining, to ask for […]

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B.C. researchers are launching the country’s first large-scale clinical trial on marijuana as a treatment for a mental health condition, testing whether pot can ease the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Zach Walsh, a clinical psychologist at the University of B.C.’s Okanagan campus, is leading the study, which will put the anecdotal experiences of combat veterans to the […]

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People who smoke marijuana daily may be slimmer than those who don’t use the drug, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people in the study who used marijuana daily had about a 3 percent lower BMI (body mass index), on average, than those who did not use marijuana at all. “There is a popular belief that people who […]

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Poland The debate about medical cannabis continues to grow in scale and impact in Poland as more and more politicians, health professionals, patients, and members of the public dive into the subject. One particularly striking recent example is that of Tomasz Kalita, spokesman for the social-democratic SLD party. In August, Kalita, 38, publicly announced that […]

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