Medical Research Journals & Articles

Published: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 12:47 in Psychology & Sociology

Teens who frequently listen to music that contains references to marijuana are more likely to use the drug than their counterparts with less exposure to such lyrics, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study online now in the journal Addiction. "Based on an analysis of survey data from 959 ninth-graders, we found that students who listen to music with the most references to marijuana are almost twice as likely to have used the drug than their peers whose musical tastes favor songs less focused on substance use, even after controlling for confounding factors," said Brian Primack, M.D.,Ed.M., M.S., lead author of the study and assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at Pitt's School of Medicine.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fri. Jan. 1 2010 22:30

Brazilian researchers from prestigious University of São Paulo (USP) have discovered that marijuana contains substances that can help ease the collateral effects of medicines prescribed to patients suffering from Parkinson disease.

Friday, December 18, 2009

17. December 2009 04:15

Chemicals found in cannabis could prove an effective treatment for the inflammatory bowel diseases Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease, say scientists.

Laboratory tests have shown that two compounds found in the cannabis plant - the cannabinoids THC and cannabidiol - interact with the body's system that controls gut function.

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, which affect about one in every 250 people in Northern Europe, are caused by both genetic and environmental factors. The researchers believe that a genetic susceptibility coupled with other triggers, such as diet, stress or bacterial imbalance, leads to a defective immune response.

Dr Karen Wright, Peel Trust Lecturer in Biomedicine at Lancaster University, will be presenting her soon-to-be published work at The British Pharmacological Society's Winter Meeting in London today (Thursday).

Thursday, December 17, 2009

In April 2005 GW announced its first regulatory approval (NOC/c) for Sativex® in Canada for the symptomatic relief of neuropathic pain in adults with Multiple Sclerosis.

GW has reported positive results from Phase III neuropathic pain trials covering the following indications; central neuropathic pain in MS, allodynia and brachial plexus avulsion. In these trials the patients maintained all their existing analgesic medication in addition to taking the study medication.

Therefore symptom relief obtained from Sativex was over and above any effect achieved by the patients existing analgesia.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2009 The Press Association

(UKPA) – 1 day ago

Cancer patients who used a cannabis mouthspray had their pain levels reduced by 30%, researchers have said.

The cannabis-based spray, like a mouth freshener, was used on 177 patients by researchers from Edinburgh University.

They found that it reduced pain levels by 30% in a group of cancer patients, all in the Edinburgh area, who had not been helped by morphine or other medicines.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

By Americans for Safe Access , Medical Marijuana Therapeutics/Research - 4 Hours Ago

Last week, ASA was in Tucson, AZ, to discuss medical cannabis with pharmacists and drug regulators from around the nation. What a great event! ASA applauds the wisdom, courage and foresight of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy for organizing the full-day symposium, and I am confident the presentations will inform meaningful dialogue among NABP’s member boards and individual pharmacists in the months and years to come.
Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Knesset Labor, Social Affairs and Health Committee instructed the Health Ministry on Tuesday to complete within four months its proposals for regulating the use of marijuana (cannabis) for medicinal purposes.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

BY Catey Hill Staff Writer

Originally Published:Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 11:31 AM

Doctors will prescribe kids with ADHD medical marjiuana in California
Doctors will prescribe kids with ADHD medical marjiuana in California.

Hey, hyperactive kids, in California you can get stoned -- legally. California doctors are now recommending marijuana to children diagnosed with attention hyperactivity disorder, Sphere reports

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Prof. Mauro Maccarrone

Category:Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular BiologyBiochemistry, Molecular Biology, Medicine Pharmacology (Medical)

Endocannabinoids are derivatives of arachidonic acid (and of other poly-unsaturated fatty acids), that have been discovered approximately 15 years ago. Nowadays they are recognized as a new class of lipid signaling molecules, that play several central and peripheral roles. Endocannabinoids are endogenous ligands of brain-type (CB1) and spleen-type (CB2) cannabinoid receptors, that bind also an exogenous ligand like Δ9- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of Cannabis sativa.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Published: Nov. 9, 2009 at 3:46 PM

HAIFA, Israel, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Israeli researchers say synthetic marijuana helped rats under stress recover sooner from emotional trauma.

The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests marijuana may help patients overcome life stresses that worsen reawakened trauma and other symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.

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