Tag: "marijuana" at medical news
Teenage highs and lows
...rs influence teenagers to start experimenting with marijuana
or to move from experimental to regular use? In...ng teenagers at risk of continued involvement with marijuana
by a Cardiff University scientist, in collaboration with a colleague in the USA. The study, Risk Fa...
Marijuana ingredient may stall decline from Alzheimer's
...at a synthetic analogue of the active component of marijuana
may reduce the inflammation and prevent the mental decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. "This research is not only a major step in our understanding [of] how the brain reacts to Alzheimer's disease, but may also help open a route to novel ant...
Marijuana use affects blood flow in brain even after abstinence
ST. PAUL, Minn. People who smoked marijuana
had changes in the blood flow in their brains even... thinking or remembering found in other studies of marijuana
users, according to study authors Ronald Herning, PhD, and Jean Lud Cadet, MD, of the National Insti...
Marijuana associated with same respiratory symptoms as tobacco
New Haven, Conn.--Smoking marijuana
is associated with increased risk of many of the s...Journal of General Internal Medicine. In addition, marijuana
smoking may increase risk of respiratory exposure by infectious organisms, such as fungi and molds, ...
Yale to study marijuana, ecstasy and teen cognitive deficits
...udy whether a history of use of MDMA (ecstasy) and marijuana
is associated with cognitive deficits in adolescents. The study, which will include 200 adolescent participants, also will examine whether sustained abstinence from drug use leads to recovery of cognitive function in this population. The grant buil...
Marijuana-like compounds may aid array of debiliating conditions ranging from Parkinson's to pain
...ermined that the main active chemicals in the drug marijuana
produce a variety of effects by connecting to spec...hemicals, dubbed cannabinoids. "Understanding how marijuana
and the brain's own natural cannabinoid system works is helping researchers design new medicines," s...
Attacking bipolar disorder in young adults boosts outcome, says Stanford study
...on; in addition, 43 percent had a history of heavy marijuana
use, 37 percent had a history of alcohol abuse and 26 percent had attempted suicide. The research team found that the patients' average scores on the Clinical Global Impression, or CGI scale (a marker of a person's mental illness) and on the Global A...
Adult marijuana abuse, dependence increased during 1990s
...hers at the National Institutes of Health compared marijuana
use in the U.S. adult population in 199192 and 200...e same in both time periods, but the prevalence of marijuana
abuse or dependence increased markedly. This new study showed that increases in the prevalence of ab...
Increase in prevalence of marijuana abuse and dependence
A new study shows that the prevalence of marijuana
use among U.S. adults has remained stable over the past decade, but the prevalence of marijuana
abuse or dependence has increased significantly, possibly related to increased potency of the substa...
Rare risk: Adolescent binging on marijuana linked to stroke
...o try marijuana? Teenage boys who infrequently use marijuana
but occasionally binge on the drug may face a grea... cases of three teenage boys who used occasionally marijuana
and suffered strokes after consuming large doses. "The novice (marijuana user) may be at greater ris...
Sleep problems in early childhood may predict substance use during adolescence
...edict the onset of any use of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana
and illicit drugs at 12 to 14 years of age. Wong said the findings in this study are similar to those observed in adult studies. Tim Roehrs, director of research at the Sleep Disorders Center of Henry Ford Hospital, concurs. "In adults, pro...
Prevention program curbs drug abuse among middle-school youth
...essfully curbs the use of alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana
among middle-school students. Researchers from RAN...rtion of new cigarette users by 19 percent and new marijuana
users by 24 percent. When compared with the control group, marijuana
initiation rates were 38 percen...
Crystal methamphetamine use increases HIV risk
...s far greater [with methamphetamine use] than with marijuana
or alcohol," Dr. Urbina added. "We need to create an environment of awareness that this drug is not one to experiment with."...
Oral fluid testing proves comparative accuracy to urinalysis in detecting drug use
... urine. Testing for other drugs of abuse, such as marijuana
was not evaluated. Further clinical testing is needed to determine if it is effective in detecting drug use in a non-treatment setting. Nevertheless, the method offers an attractive alternative to expensive and invasive urinary testing....
Sperm from marijuana smokers move too fast too early, impairing fertility, UB research shows
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Men who smoke marijuana
frequently have significantly less seminal fluid, ...ffects on specific swimming behavior of sperm from marijuana
smokers and to compare the results with sperm from men with confirmed fertility. Marijuana contains ...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, August 19, 2003
...rijuana Not Unsafe for People With HIV Smoking a marijuana
cigarette or taking a synthetic form of marijuana
in capsule form did not affect key indicators of HIV treatment compared with placebo, a new study fo...
UCSF study finds no harm to HIV+ patients with short-term medical cannabis
...l therapy in a safety study looking at both smoked marijuana
and dronabinol, an oral medical cannabinoid. "Peop...f a randomized, controlled study involving medical marijuana
in a major peer-reviewed journal in several years. Sixty-two HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral...
Severe childhood ADHD may predict alcohol, substance use problems in teen years
...ked if they had ever tried alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana
at least once; however, the ADHD group was three t...obacco and having tried an illegal drug other than marijuana
at younger ages than their non-ADHD peers. Additionally, about 11 percent of the teens diagnosed wit...
UCLA researchers release profile of proposition 36-eligible drug offenders
...g problem, followed by cocaine/crack (15 percent), marijuana
(12 percent) and heroin (11 percent), according to the report. On average, SACPA clients had longer drug use histories than non-SACPA clients referred to treatment by criminal justice. Most SACPA clients (86 percent) were placed in outpatient dr...
Special supplement to Journal of Clinical Pharmacology features latest NIDA research on marijuana
...studies deal with the psychosocial consequences of marijuana
use, thissupplement focuses on the clinical consequences of marijuana
use. The supplement is comprised of papers presented at a workshop held last year by the National In...
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