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Is Cannabis the New "Wonder Drug?": It's Looking That Way

Apr 20, 2018
Abigail Klein Leichman

Cannabis will one day be an important tool in curing cancer, [says] agrees Prof. David “Dedi” Meiri, head of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabanoid Research at the Technion-Israeli Institute of Technology.

(Israel) – Cancer, chronic pain, epilepsy, asthma, insomnia, autism, PTSD, inflammatory bowel disease, Parkinson’s – the list of conditions that can be improved, and possibly cured, by medical cannabis keeps growing longer.

The powerful plant used to make marijuana and hashish may prove to be the wonder drug of the century. Israeli researchers have long been at the forefront of discovering which of its many components — and in what quantity and form of delivery –- are effective for which ailments...





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Horrific "Flesh-Eating" Disease Invades Australia

Apr 20, 2018
Bill Hoffman

"It causes severe destructive lesions of skin and soft tissue, resulting in significant morbidity, in attributable mortality and often in long term disability and cosmetic deformity.” – Medical Journal of Australia

(Australia) – An infectious disease which causes severe lesions and deformities on the human skin is sweeping Australia.

Scientists say they are worried about - and unable to explain - the spread of the Buruli ulcer, the so-called "flesh-eating disease" that usually occurs in West and central Africa.

The outbreak, which is particularly rampant in …

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How to Unthaw Meat and Store Left-Overs Safely in the Refrigerator, Especially Now That Summer is Nearly Here

Apr 20, 2018
Jamie Wiles

Even if you’re fairly careful about how you store your leftovers, you’re probably making a few mistakes… continue reading here...





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Empowering Health Revelation: The Environment You Choose for Yourself Can Over-Ride Your Genetics!

Apr 19, 2018
Dr. Corinne Weaver

Recently, I got my 23 and Me genetic testing back. The reason I decided to do this testing was not only because of my ancestry but I wanted to see what it says about my health risks. One of the big promises of the Human Genome Project was that it was heralding in a new era of medical treatments as genes were predicted to be the root of much of the chronic disease experienced today.  However, since its completion in 2003, genetics have been found to account for only about 10% of diseases. 

Each of us inherits our own unique set of genes. We can’t change the hardwiring of our genetic code -- hair and eye color, etc. --  but epigenetic factors such as lifestyle, environmental exposures and diet can radically change what our genes do.

One positive attribute to evolve out of the Human Genome Project is the concept of “exposome...





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He Used to be "Adamantly" Against Pot: Now, Former House Speaker John Boehner Joins Cannabis Company Board to Push for Medical Use

Apr 19, 2018
Morgan Gstalter

[The Hill] Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has joined the board of a top cannabis corporation to promote the use of medical marijuana, a shift in his once-adamant opposition to legalization of the substance… continue reading here...





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First Human Antibody Found to Block Epstein-Barr Virus Which, in Turn, Can Cause Cancer and All Sorts of Auto-Immune Diseases

Apr 19, 2018
Mary Engel

EBV was the first virus shown to cause cancer in humans. Its discovery in 1964 led to a growing recognition that viruses and other pathogens are associated, directly or indirectly, with up to 20 percent of all cancers around the world. It is now known to be one of the most common human viruses, infecting about nine out of 10 people worldwide at some point in their lives.

(Seattle, WA) -- Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington have discovered a human antibody that in laboratory tests blocks infection by the Epstein-Barr virus, or EBV...





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The "Weekend Effect" is Real: If You Need to Have Surgery, It's Better to Have It Early in the Week

Apr 19, 2018
Terra Marquette

Researchers pored over data that had been collected in 10 previous studies on the surgical outcomes of about 6.7 million patients who had scheduled surgeries.

(Canada) – What do you do when the weekend finally rolls around? Go root for your favorite team? Maybe catch the latest flick? Run errands? Whatever you do, there is one thing you should avoid if at all possible: having surgery. A new study finds that patients' survival rates drop when they opt for surgical procedures on a weekend.

Researchers say that when it comes to elective surgeries, do not plan to use your weekend to recover, either. Having a procedure at the beginning of the week is safest. Simply put, the “weekend effect” is not something you want to put to the test.

What is the weekend effect? Past studies have linked weekend healthcare to poorer outcomes...





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