More than half of people using cannabis for pain experience multiple withdrawal symptoms

IMAGE: An illustration of withdrawal symptoms related to cannabis use view more  Credit: University of Michigan More than half of people who use medical marijuana products to ease pain also experience clusters of multiple withdrawal symptoms when they’re between uses, a new study finds. And about 10% of the patients taking part in the study experienced […]

Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases

IMAGE: Chemical and Biological Investigation of Traditional medicines for Activity against NTDs. Photo of Schistosomiasis and Onchocerciasis sourced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention DPDx – Laboratory Identification of Parasites of… view more  Credit: Osei-Safo 2020 (CC-BY 2.0) The discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in […]

New study debunks blood type diet

WASHINGTON–A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine–a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors–debunks the “blood type diet” by finding that blood type was not associated with the effects of a plant-based diet on body weight, body fat, plasma lipid concentrations, or glycemic […]

Understanding traditional Chinese medicine can help protect species

Demystifying traditional Chinese medicine for conservationists could be the key to better protecting endangered species like pangolins, tigers and rhino, according to University of Queensland-led researchers. UQ PhD candidate Hubert Cheung said efforts to shift entrenched values and beliefs about Chinese medicine are not achieving conservation gains in the short term. He said a better […]