When medical marijuana is taken for chronic nerve pain, it may provide pain relief by reducing connections between the areas of the brain that process emotions and sensory signals, according to a study published in the September 5, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology
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Patients with terminal kidney failure require either frequent dialysis or a new, donated kidney to survive. Donor kidneys can be found via cadavers or by finding a willing and compatible living donor—usually a family member
Routine testing for prostate cancer is not recommended for most men because the benefit is small and uncertain and there are clear harms, say a panel of international experts in The BMJ today
The commonly used painkiller diclofenac is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, compared with no use, paracetamol use, and use of other traditional painkillers, finds a study published by The BMJ this week
Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and mental performance, according to new research
Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms, according to a new Finnish study
Elekta employees joined national and local political representatives and distinguished guests this week in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the company's Cornerstone campus.
Big South Fork Medical Center received a shot in the arm last week with the launch of a new, state-of-the-art CT scanner. The new scanner, which had been installed over a period of several days significantly upgrading the diagnosis capability of the hospital’s radiology department.
Fish oil supplement in the later stages of pregnancy is associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) in children in the first six years of life, which is explained by an increase in total lean and bone mass at 6 years of age, but with no increase in fat mass.
Prosecutors told Hong Kong's High Court on Wednesday that a Malaysian anesthesiologist filled a yoga ball with carbon monoxide and placed it in the trunk of a car his wife would later drive in a "deliberate and calculated" plot to kill her, according to the South China Morning Post.
A team of researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich has shown that in multiple sclerosis it is not only specific T cells that cause inflammation and lesions in the brain. B cells, a different type of immune cell, also play a role.