Marijuana may not help people with chronic pain sleep better, particularly if they are regular and frequent users of the drug, according to a study published online this week in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. A second study published in the same journal suggests that cannabinoids, the active chemicals in marijuana, may not be reliably effective in relieving cancer-related

The average American gets about one in five of their calories from restaurant food, but much of that food is of poor nutritional quality, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Nutrition. The study found that about a third of the meals eaten at full-service restaurants and about 70 percent of those consumed at fast-food establishments have little

Hopefully, no one was planning on hitting up the iOS store this weekend to download an app for their vaporizer. Apple has announced that it has removed all vaping-related applications from the platform, though you’ll still be able to use yours or download it again if it’s already on your phone. The move is in reaction to a vaping-related health crisis

Higher risk face Hospital patients of developing deadly heart valve infection Patients with Heart disease, or those implanted with defective or artificial heart valves may be at a higher risk of developing a potentially deadly cardiac infection, says a new study. Researchers at Rutgers University report that new risk factors are leading to more cases of infective endocarditis, an infection of the

There are a several issues that can cause upper stomach aches: Liver abscess A liver abscess is a pus-filled sac in the liver that can cause pain on the right side of the upper abdomen. An abscess may be caused by a number of common bacteria. It can also be caused by other conditions such as a blood infection, liver damage, or

PLANT MEDICINES & PSYCHEDELIC HEALING Plant medicines and psychedelic healing are getting serious attention from many quarters of the mainstream these days. A smorgasbord of doctors, shamans, veterans, academics, psychonauts, and therapists gathered at UCLA to talk about psychedelic drugs and their potential to save humanity from itself. This was the Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium (LAPSS), the first conference of its

Vitamin E Acetate In Cannabis Products Possibly Causing Vape-Related Illnesses The New York State Department of Health is now investigating high levels of vitamin E acetate in cannabis products as a possible cause of vape-associated pulmonary illnesses. New York officials may have found an answer for the mysterious rash of illnesses linked to vaping that has already claimed three lives in the


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