Tag: "cannabis" at medical news
First medicinal cannabis studies approved by research center
...e approval of its first proposals for the study of cannabis
as a treatment for specific medical conditions. Fo...he effects of repeated administration of medicinal cannabis
on driving ability (acute and/or long-term). Patients with HIV-related neuropathy or spasticity asso...
Jurys still out on use of marijuana derivative for MS
...fundamental questions about the potential value of cannabis
(marijuana) remain unanswered, Thompson said. Hopefully they will be adequately addressed in the U.K. study....
The Lancet Oncology (TLO) and the Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)
...o recent examples: breast cancer and the pill, and cannabis
smoking and cancer risk. In both situations, scien...absolute risk, and more worryingly, in the case of cannabis
smoking, even nationwide policy is being lead by personal views rather than scientific evidence. Th...
Clear public health message on cannabis needed
...gue researchers in this week's BMJ. The number of cannabis
smokers is increasing. Between 1999 and 2001, the number of 14-15 year olds who had tried cannabis
rose from 19% to 29% in boys and 18% to 25% in girls. A Home Office document estimates that 3.2 mill...
Link between cannabis and death still not established
Although the use of cannabis
is not harmless, its link with death is still not .... Even diseases that might be related to long term cannabis
use are unlikely to have a sizeable public health impact because, unlike users of tobacco and alcoho...
UK trial results on value of cannabis for multiple sclerosis patients
...e researchers found little objective evidence that cannabis
benefits people with MS but, subjectively, a majority of patients felt cannabis
improved some of their symptoms. The results of the world's largest study to assess the medicinal po...
Mixed results for study investigating potential of cannabis treatment for MS
...andomised trial to assess the potential benefit of cannabis
in the treatment of multiple sclerosis are detaile...ps (two treatment groups, one placebo group): oral cannabis
extract (211 patients), D9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, 206 patients), or placebo (213 patients). Asse...
Ecstasy affects memory, new international study shows
...eational drugs. It found those who regularly used cannabis
reported up to 20 per cent more memory problems th... findings also suggest that ecstasy users who take cannabis
are suffering from a 'double whammy' where both their long-term and short-term memory is being impai...
Co-occurring disorders increase risk of suicide attempt by adolescents
... disorders and substance use disorders (other than cannabis
use disorders) were at higher risk for attempting ...re symptoms of substance use disorders (other than cannabis
use disorders) and mood disorders compared with female nonattempters. Female suicide attempters with...
Better research needed to assess psychological and social effects of cannabis
...e the nature and extent of the association between cannabis
use and negative psychosocial outcomes. The use of cannabis
and other illicit drugs by young people is linked to psychosocial harm including psychological healt...
Cannabis increases risk of psychosis
use during adolescence and young adulthood increas...atus and use of other drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, cannabis
use moderately increased the risk of psychotic symptoms. This effect was much stronger in those with...
First-ever safety study of medical cannabis use in Canada launched
...dy of safety issues surrounding the medical use of cannabis
has just been launched. Known as the COMPASS study...follow 1400 chronic pain patients, 350 of whom use cannabis
as part of their pain management strategy, for a one-year period. Seven participating pain clinics a...
Marijuana associated with same respiratory symptoms as tobacco
...fectious organisms, such as fungi and molds, since cannabis
plants are contaminated with a range of fungal spores, said Brent Moore, assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and lead author of the study. "Because more than two million adult Americans are heavy marijuana smokers, these ris...
Regular cannabis may increase risk of stroke in young users
Regular users of cannabis
could be putting themselves at risk of stroke, whi...ry school teacher, who had been a sporadic user of cannabis
in the past. He had no known risk factors for stroke, did not use other drugs, and only drank occasi...
Doctor suggested cannabis for pain relief, says one in six medicinal users in the UKMUHC study
Sixteen per cent of people who use cannabis
for medical reasons say that their doctor suggeste...ical Practice. 947 people in the UK reported using cannabis
for medical purposes, with more than a third (35 per cent) saying that they used it six or seven day...
More evidence of cannabis-induced psychosis
...lleagues' report adds to the body of evidence that cannabis
might be more harmful than previously thought. In the UK, cannabis
was downgraded to class C early last year, but government officials have called for a review of the ...