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Study finds inaccuracy in dosing of edible medical marijuana products
An analysis of edible medical marijuana products from 3 major metropolitan areas found that many had lower amounts of key substances than labeled, which may not produce the desired medical benefit, while others contained significantly more of a certain substance than labeled, placing patients at risk of experiencing adverse effects, according to a study in the June 23 30 issue of JAMA . As the use of cannabis marijuana for medical purposes has expanded, a ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16
Compound in magnolia may combat head and neck cancers
Magnolias are prized for their large, colorful, fragrant flowers. Does the attractive, showy tree also harbor a potent cancer fighter Yes, according to a growing number of studies, including one from VA and the University of Alabama at Birmingham that is now online in the journal Oncotarget . The study focused on squamous cell head and neck cancers, a scourge among those who use tobacco and alcohol. According to the National Cancer Institute, at least 3 in ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16
WSU researchers find online program helps people with chronic pain
SPOKANE, Wash.--Washington State University researchers have found that people can manage chronic pain and reduce their reliance on opioids through an Internet-based program that teaches non-medical alternatives like increased physical activity, thinking more positively and dealing with emotions. Marian Wilson, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, tracked 43 people with chronic non-cancer pain as they went through an eight-week course of onlin ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16
Traditional Chinese exercises may help patients with COPD
Liuzijue qigong LQG is a set of meditative movement and breathing patterns practiced by more than 100 million people in China. In a new Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD patients in remission who were randomized to LQG demonstrated marked improvements in their lung function, general health, mental health, and quality of life after 6 months compared with patients randomized to a control group. The L ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 16