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While more research is needed, scientists say the brightest prospects for the medicinal benefits of cannabis so far may lie in more complex combinations of its compounds. CBD, the non-psychoactive medicinal ingredient found in the marijuana plant, has been credited with relieving pain and inflammation, reducing epileptic seizures, quelling anxiety and insomnia, combatting some forms of cancer and even tempering acne.
Fast and easy blood pressure monitoring could soon be at your fingertips—literally—thanks to new University of British Columbia research that showed BP can be assessed by a fingertip oximeter, a tool not generally used for that purpose
In the largest study of genetic factors linked to alcohol dependence, an international team of researchers identified a gene known to affect risk, and they determined that many other genes also contribute to risk for alcohol dependence to a lesser degree.
When it comes to making health decisions for an older adult, what health surrogates don't know can be harmful, according to new research. While 75% of surrogates feel extremely confident in their knowledge of a loved one's preferences, only 21% of them actually know what the older patient would want in the event of a serious illness, the researchers said
The NorLux Neuro-Oncology Laboratory at LIH's Department of Oncology conducts research on brain diseases, with a special emphasis on glioma biology, drug resistance, and systems approach. Within this research unit, Dr. Alessandro Michelucci focuses on the role of glial cells and inflammatory responses
Patients with osteoarthritis who start opioid treatment at higher doses tend to have higher treatment-failure rates, according to an industry-sponsored study
It's a common expression to say that your brain is full. Although the brain doesn't literally fill up, in recent years researchers have discovered that the brain does sometimes push out old memories in order to take up new ones
There's a photo of a bright-eyed baby in a knitted owl toque. Another shows a toddler plunked down between Halloween pumpkins. And then there are the awkward smiles of the first school portraits
Not all broken bones heal. But one scientist at the University of Arizona hopes to remedy that problem using a combination of 3-D printing and adult stem cells
A minimally invasive treatment for retinal detachment gives patients sharper vision, less distortion, and reduced side-effects, according to the findings of a randomized controlled trial performed at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. The findings have been published in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Women who eat lots of fruits and vegetables may experience fewer physical and mental health symptoms of menopause than those who prefer to dine on sweets, fats, and snacks, an Iranian study suggests