On the basis of the available data, the BfR comes to the following conclusion: the consumption of hemp-containing foods with the total -Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels on which the calculation is based can lead to an exceedance of the acute reference dose (ARfD) of 0.001 milligrams (mg) per kilogram body weight proposed by EFSA
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A major international collaboration headed by researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium has for the first time identified genetic variants which increase the risk of ADHD. The new findings provide a completely new insight into the biology behind ADHD
A team of researchers at University College, Dublin, has found a link between caffeinated beverage consumption during pregnancy and low birth weight. In their paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the group describes their study of 941 mother and baby pairs born in Ireland and how they fared when the mothers consumed caffeine
Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Diabetes affects millions of people and is currently one of the most prevalent and dreaded non-communicable conditions. The condition affects around 7000 people under the age of 25 years in UK finds a new survey.
Contrary to expectations, the alpha-adrenergic blocker prazosin (Minipress, Pfizer), which is used to treat high blood pressure as well as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), may worsen nightmares and insomnia and does not appear to reduce suicidal thoughts, new research suggests.
Treatment with lanadelumab significantly reduced attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) type I and II in the phase 3 randomized controlled HELP study, supporting its use as a prophylactic therapy for HAE, researchers say.
Atopic eczema, also called neurodermatitis, is a chronic skin condition usually associated with severe itching, which can cause massive impairment of the quality of life. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) had already investigated in 2007 whether a combination of bath therapy and UV light therapy (balneo-phototherapy) has better treatment results than UV light therapy alone.
Cryoablation, the destruction of cancer cells through freezing shows early indications of effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancers, according to research being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
An unusually bright, or hyperechoic, deltoid muscle on ultrasound may be a result of insulin resistance and thus a sign of diabetes, according to a new study. In patients without diabetes, the deltoid is typically hypoechoic relative to the underlying supraspinatus tendon, researchers noted in a presentation November 26 at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Specifically, an association was previously found between essential omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and gut microbiome diversity in healthy elderly people. However, evidence from randomized trials assessing the effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on human gut microbiota is scarce.