Breaking News! Cannabis and Psychosis: Triangulating the Evidence
Disentangling causality where complex and confounded behaviours might be impacting on even more complex mental health outcomes is notoriously challenging, and requires tackling the question in a number of different ways to triangulate the evidence. Although observational epidemiology and experimental studies are broadly consistent in indicating a link between heavy cannabis use and risk of
Driver in Limousine Crash had Marijuana in System
Traces of anti-seizure medicine also were found in post-mortem tests SCHOHARIE — The driver of a Ford Excursion limousine that crashed in Schoharie last October, killing 20 people, had a “significant” amount of marijuana in his system at the time he died, according to two people with knowledge of the driver’s post-mortem toxicology report. The
Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
In the report The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research, an expert, ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine presents nearly 100 conclusions related to the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoid use. The committee developed standard language to categorize the
What is image-guided surgery? The focus of On Target Laboratories is the discovery and development of small molecules that, when conjugated with fluorescent dyes, target and illuminate specific cancerous cells and other diseased tissue. This illumination may provide the surgeon with a clearer view of diseased tissue, creating another decision-making tool to benefit the patient.
Relationship between Cardiac Diffusion Tensor Imaging Parameters and Anthropometrics in Healthy Volunteers Background In vivo cardiac diffusion tensor imaging (cDTI) is uniquely capable of interrogating laminar myocardial dynamics non-invasively. A comprehensive dataset of quantative parameters and comparison with subject anthropometrics is required. Methods cDTI was performed at 3T with a diffusion weighted STEAM sequence. Data
First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries gets US Okay
by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO — Feb 14, 2018, 9:04 PM ET The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in the biotech industry’s race to find a way to diagnose
Cannabinoid May Be First Drug for Sleep Apnea
By Nancy A. Melville / Medscape – Jan 25, 2018 Dronabinol, a synthetic form of the cannabis compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), shows efficacy in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, possibly representing a first pharmacologic approach to the tough-to-treat, but potentially serious, condition. “These findings support the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in patients with obstructive sleep
OVERVIEW OF RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME
Characterized by an uncomfortable and irresistible urge to move the legs, restless legs syndrome is a sensorimotor disorder involving the nervous system. Restless legs syndrome, also called commonly referred to as RLS or Willis-Ekbom disease, typically worsens when lying or sitting. As a result, the syndrome is commonly accompanied with sleep problems, exhaustion, daytime sleepiness,
One in Five Teens Report a History of Concussion
About 20% of US adolescents have experienced at least one concussion, and those teens were more likely to play competitive sports than their concussion-free peers, new research suggests. “These findings are consistent with those from emergency department and regional studies that show that participation in sports is one of the leading causes of concussions among
Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) & MS
The question of whether marijuana — produced from the flowering top of the hemp plant, cannabis sativa — should be used for symptom management in multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex one. It is generally agreed that better therapies are needed for distressing symptoms of MS — including pain, tremor and spasticity — that may
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