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Medical cannabis provides dramatic relief for sufferers of chronic ailments, Israeli study finds

Medical cannabis provides dramatic relief for sufferers of chronic ailments, Israeli study finds

Jan. 24, 2013 — Though controversial, medical cannabis has been gaining ground as a valid therapy, offering relief to suffers of diseases such as cancer, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ALS and more. The substance is known to soothe severe pain, increase the appetite, and ease insomnia where other common medications fail. Continue reading

A risk gene for cannabis psychosis

A risk gene for cannabis psychosis

ScienceDaily (Nov. 14, 2012) — The ability of cannabis to produce psychosis has long been an important public health concern Continue reading

Mutations in genes that modify DNA packaging result in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD)

Mutations in genes that modify DNA packaging result in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD)

ScienceDaily (Nov. 11, 2012) — A recent finding by medical geneticists sheds new light on how Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy develops and how it might be treated Continue reading

Million ‘dementia friends’ wanted

Million ‘dementia friends’ wanted

7 November 2012 Last updated at 19:02 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News The government wants to train a million people in England by 2015 to become “dementia friends”, able to spot signs of the illness and help sufferers. It is part of plans to raise awareness of the condition, which affects nearly 700,000 people in England. Continue reading

Amish children are twice as physically active as non-Amish children are, study finds

Amish children are twice as physically active as non-Amish children are, study finds

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Study ‘backs booze price benefit’

Study ‘backs booze price benefit’

18 October 2012 Last updated at 21:36 ET Supporters of minimum pricing for alcohol claim new research from Canada provides further evidence that it would reduce consumption in Scotland. Continue reading

RNA-based therapy brings new hope for an incurable blood cancer

RNA-based therapy brings new hope for an incurable blood cancer

ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2012) — Three thousand new cases of Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL), a form of blood cancer, appear in the United States each year. With a median survival span of only five to seven years, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, this disease is devastating, and new therapies are sorely needed Continue reading

RNA-based therapy brings new hope for an incurable blood cancer

RNA-based therapy brings new hope for an incurable blood cancer

ScienceDaily (Oct. 10, 2012) — Three thousand new cases of Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL), a form of blood cancer, appear in the United States each year. With a median survival span of only five to seven years, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, this disease is devastating, and new therapies are sorely needed Continue reading

Into the mind of the common fruit fly

Into the mind of the common fruit fly

ScienceDaily (Sep. 25, 2012) — Although they’re a common nuisance in the home, fruit flies have made great contributions to research in genetics and developmental biology. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher is again turning to this everyday pest to answer crucial questions about how neurons function at a cellular level — which may uncover the secrets of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease Continue reading

Libraries to offer cancer support

Libraries to offer cancer support

17 September 2012 Last updated at 21:29 ET Cancer support and information services will be offered in libraries across Glasgow in what is thought to be the first project of its kind in the UK. Continue reading