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Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from children – EurekAlert

Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from children – EurekAlert

Medical Cannabis
IMAGE: About 3/4 of parents say dispensaries should not be near schools; 1/2 concerned about the risks of people driving while impaired near children's areas. view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan. ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- With medical marijuana now legal in about two-thirds of U.S. states, there's growing concern about how dispensaries may impact surrounding neighborhoods and communities. And parents in a new national poll overwhelmingly agree on one place dispensaries should not be allowed: anywhere near children. Seven in 10 parents think they should have a say in whether dispensaries are located near their child's school or daycare and most say they should be ban...
Wisconsin Governor Puts Marijuana Decriminalization And Medical Cannabis In Budget – Marijuana Moment

Wisconsin Governor Puts Marijuana Decriminalization And Medical Cannabis In Budget – Marijuana Moment

Medical Cannabis
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) plans to include a series of sweeping marijuana reforms in his budget proposal this month, according to a report. The newly sworn-in governor will push legislators to stop criminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, legalize medical cannabis, make it easier to access CBD products and expunge past convictions, the Wisconsin State Journal scooped on Sunday. Here are the details of Gov. Evers’s marijuana plan, according to the newspaper: Patients with a “debilitating medical condition,” such as cancer, AIDS, chronic pain, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, glaucoma and a number of other delineated conditions, would be able to get recommendations to use medical cannabis. The list of qualifying diseases and disorders ...
MEDICAL INSIGHTS: Study evaluates exercise and bone health – Aiken Standard

MEDICAL INSIGHTS: Study evaluates exercise and bone health – Aiken Standard

Medical Study
Bone density is not the same for all athletes. In fact some sports are better for maintaining Bone Mineral Density/BMD than others. It now appears that low impact sports such as swimming or cycling are not as beneficial as running or gymnastics or soccer for BMD.A recent Norwegian study evaluating endurance swimmers and long distance runners found that non-weight activities were not helpful in maintaining positive BMD. Those studied were full time athletes and not merely weekend warriors or the average adult who works out on a regular basis. Twenty one runners and nineteen cyclist were evaluated for BMD in several areas such as the femoral neck and lumbar spine as well as total body .The cyclists had lower BMDs compared to the runners as ten out of nineteen cyclists were classified with...
Pot luck: Investing in Israeli medical cannabis stocks is guesswork – Haaretz

Pot luck: Investing in Israeli medical cannabis stocks is guesswork – Haaretz

Medical Cannabis
There are few superlatives that fail to describe the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange’s medical-marijuana mania. In the last few months, and especially after the government approved exports three weeks ago, investors couldn’t get enough of the shares. Day after day they traded heavily and their market caps grew by the hundreds and even thousands of percent. Virtually nothing seemed to stop them. ...
Medical detection dogs can sniff out diabetes – Science Focus – BBC Focus Magazine

Medical detection dogs can sniff out diabetes – Science Focus – BBC Focus Magazine

Medical Study
As far back as the 16th Century, dogs were used as guides for blind people. Since then, they’ve come to play a much wider role in healthcare. Advertisement Today, guide dogs have been joined by medical detection dogs that have been trained to sniff out cancer, along with various other medical conditions including type 1 diabetes, severe nut allergies and Addison’s disease (a rare disorder of the adrenal glands), and soon possibly even Parkinson’s disease and malaria as well. Read more: Previous studies ...
West Virginia House Passes Medical Marijuana Banking Bill – Marijuana Moment

West Virginia House Passes Medical Marijuana Banking Bill – Marijuana Moment

Medical Cannabis
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) plans to include a series of sweeping marijuana reforms in his budget proposal this month, according to a report. The newly sworn-in governor will push legislators to stop criminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, legalize medical cannabis, make it easier to access CBD products and expunge past convictions, the Wisconsin State Journal scooped on Sunday. Here are the details of Gov. Evers’s marijuana plan, according to the newspaper: Patients with a “debilitating medical condition,” such as cancer, AIDS, chronic pain, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, glaucoma and a number of other delineated conditions, would be able to get recommendations to use medical cannabis. The list of qualifying diseases and disorders ...
While popular for chronic pain, medical marijuana's effects on many conditions still lack science – St George News

While popular for chronic pain, medical marijuana's effects on many conditions still lack science – St George News

Medical Science
A clerk reaches for a container of marijuana buds for a customer at Utopia Gardens, a medical marijuana dispensary in Detroit, Oct. 2, 2018 | Associated Press file photo by Carlos Osorio, St. George News FEATURE (AP) — Chronic pain is the most common reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs. A laboratory manager holds a cannabis sample in Oakland, California, June 21, 2018 | Associated Press file photo by Jeff Chiu, File, St. George News That’s followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea, according to a recent&nb...
Major medical journals don't follow their own rules for reporting results from clinical trials – Science Magazine

Major medical journals don't follow their own rules for reporting results from clinical trials – Science Magazine

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A study finds that papers describing the results of clinical trials often fail to properly report outcomes.  ISTOCK.COM/PEOPLEIMAGES By Jocelyn KaiserFeb. 15, 2019 , 4:45 PM It’s a well-known problem with clinical trials: Researchers start out saying they will look for a particular outcome—heart attacks, for example—but then report something else when they publish their results. That practice can make a drug or treatment look like it’s safer or more effective than it actually is. Now, a systematic effort to find out ...
Medical cannabis office opens in New London – News from southeastern Connecticut – theday.com

Medical cannabis office opens in New London – News from southeastern Connecticut – theday.com

Medical Cannabis
New London — Following the success of 24 offices that have sprouted up across eight states since 2013, Canna Care Docs, which qualifies patients into medical marijuana programs, opened a new medical office in New London this past week.The location grew out of a proposal from Kara Francese, a city resident who now serves as the Connecticut regional manager for Canna Care Docs."It's been my dream to bring Canna Care to New London since I started with the company in 2013," Francese said. She added, "It's just the city that I love, and I just felt this area was lacking."The 419 Montauk Ave. office joins two others in Connecticut: One in Hartford, the site of Canna Care's state debut in 2015, and one that is moving from Norwalk to Milford this month. The Chamber of Commerce of Ea...
Immunotherapies could change kidney cancer care, studies suggest – CNN

Immunotherapies could change kidney cancer care, studies suggest – CNN

Medical Study
Two separate studies published Saturday in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that renal cell cancer patients had significantly better outcomes when their treatment combined the targeted therapy drug axitinib, or Inlyta, with an immunotherapy -- one study used pembrolizumab, or Keytruda, and the other used avelumab, or Bavencio."This is a proof of principle that we can do this if the drugs are in the same class and tolerated when combined," said Dr. Toni Choueiri, director of the Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, who was senior author of the avelumab study. He was involved in earlier pembrolizumab research but not the new pembrolizumab study.New immu...