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Bariatric surgery could be good for diabetes patients, study shows – BABW News

Bariatric surgery could be good for diabetes patients, study shows – BABW News

Bariatric surgery could be good for diabetes patients, study shows By Sam Catherman | BABW News | July 05, 2015 A new medical study suggests that weight loss surgeries may be more effective at treating type 2 diabetes than improvements to diet or exercise patterns. People with type 2 diabetes that undergo weight loss surgeryContinue Reading

Jim Carrey apologizes for tweeting autistic teen’s photo – CBS News

Jim Carrey apologizes for tweeting autistic teen’s photo – CBS News

Actor Jim Carrey arrives at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards at Universal Studios’ Gibson Amphitheatre on June 5, 2011 in Universal City, California. Christopher Polk, Getty Images Actor and comedian Jim Carrey is apologizing for a tweet that caused an uproar on social media. Carrey, who has more than 14 million Twitter followers, posted aContinue Reading

Family mad at Jim Carrey for tweeting photo of boy with autism – CBS News

Family mad at Jim Carrey for tweeting photo of boy with autism – CBS News

After California’s governor signed a bill on Tuesday requiring all children attending school to be vaccinated, regardless of personal or religious beliefs, actor and comedian Jim Carrey took to Twitter to express his outrage at the decision. But the way he did so prompted fierce backlash from the family of a teenage boy whose pictureContinue Reading

Mother’s fury at Jim Carrey for using autistic son’s picture in Jerry Brown … – Daily Mail

Mother’s fury at Jim Carrey for using autistic son’s picture in Jerry Brown … – Daily Mail

Jim Carrey attacked California Governor Jerry Brown over vaccines Actor used picture of autistic teen Alex Echols to illustrate Twitter rant Alex, 14, suffers from genetic condition which is cause of his autism Carrey called Brown as ‘fascist’ and also attacked CDC for being ‘corrupt’ The actor believes that the mercury in thimersol causes autismContinue Reading

Doctors find surprising link between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease – BABW News

Doctors find surprising link between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease – BABW News

Doctors find surprising link between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease By Sam Catherman | BABW News | June 30, 2015 Researchers have published the results of a large-scale study that suggests people with high blood pressure could be at a lower risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. High blood pressure is still not terribly good forContinue Reading

The surprising link between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease – BABW News

The surprising link between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease – BABW News

Doctors find surprising link between blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease By Sam Catherman | BABW News | June 30, 2015 Researchers have published the results of a large-scale study that suggests people with high blood pressure could be at a lower risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. High blood pressure is still not terribly good forContinue Reading

Consumers unclear about risks or benefits of e-cigarettes – The Globe and Mail

Consumers unclear about risks or benefits of e-cigarettes – The Globe and Mail

Comments AA While some smokers consider electronic cigarettes a potential aid in quitting, some people who have already quit see them as a temptation to resume a habit they fought hard to ditch, a small study suggests. Researchers in Scotland interviewed 64 smokers and found little consensus about the potential benefits and harms of e-cigarettes,Continue Reading

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)

PodMed is a weekly podcast from Johns Hopkins Medicine. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso and dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech, look at the top medicalContinue Reading

Study Says Teens Need To Learn More About Dangers of E-Cigarettes – Pioneer News

Study Says Teens Need To Learn More About Dangers of E-Cigarettes – Pioneer News

Teenagers are a powerful marketing; in fact, they are typically the most powerful. But they are also the least knowledgeable in regards to the dangers or risks of many products (despite their massive use of the internet). And a new study that this lack of knowledge trickles down to younger children too, especially in regardsContinue Reading

CDC: More than 1 in 8 Americans infected with HIV don’t know it – Los Angeles Times

More than 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV – including about 156,300 who don’t realize it, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means 13% of those who are infected with the virus that causes AIDS aren’t in a position to protect their health, or the healthContinue Reading

Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses – WFLA

Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses – WFLA

FILE – This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many of the illnesses state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its purported benefits published Tuesday, JuneContinue Reading

Many marijuana products have wildly inaccurate labeling for potency, study says – Washington Post

Many marijuana products have wildly inaccurate labeling for potency, study says – Washington Post

In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, young plants stand under grow lamps at the Pioneer Production and Processing marijuana growing facility in Arlington, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) It was a shopping spree to end all shopping sprees. Armed with a physician’s letter that allowed them to buy medical marijuana and $400, the volunteersContinue Reading

Wide Variability In Potency Plagues Medical Marijuana Edibles, JAMA Study – Forbes

Wide Variability In Potency Plagues Medical Marijuana Edibles, JAMA Study – Forbes

Let’s say that your child has a form of epilepsy that doesn’t respond well to any FDA-approved medications, or the side effects are too severe. The doctor then recommends an edible, herbal medicine. She says that your child should take one serving, but it might take two, or ten, or twenty. “We don’t really knowContinue Reading

If you buy medical marijuana edibles, you are probably getting ripped off – Quartz

Patients buying medical marijuana to eat and drink may not know quite what they’re getting, according to new research in the Journal of the American Medical Asssociation (paywall) that compared their purported levels of THC with lab tests that determined actual THC levels. THC and another compound called cannabidiol (CBD) are believed to cause mostContinue Reading

Research sheds light into use of ‘medical marijuana’ – Business Standard

Buyer alert for all the medical marijuana users as the data supporting the benefits of cannabinoids is still in a swirl, as most marijuana edibles aren’t well labeled. Research conducted by the University Hospitals Bristol claims that there is only moderate-quality evidence supporting the benefits of medical marijuana and only for certain conditions, reported TimeContinue Reading

Medical marijuana: Good evidence for some diseases, weak for others – Ahram Online

Reuters , Wednesday 24 Jun 2015 Moderate- or high-quality evidence supports the use of marijuana for some medical conditions, but not for others, according to a fresh review of past research. After reviewing 80 randomized trials that included nearly 6,500 people, researchers found moderate support for using marijuana to treat chronic pain and muscle spasmsContinue Reading

Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all – BDlive

Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all – BDlive

Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all by Agency Staff, 2015-06-24 10:29:56.0 WASHINGTON — Medical marijuana shows some effectiveness in helping treat chronic pain but there is less evidence of its success in warding off nausea or helping ill patients gain weight, researchers said on Tuesday. The issue of whether or not medicalContinue Reading

Medical marijuana may help some, but not all symptoms – ABC Online

Medical marijuana may help some, but not all symptoms – ABC Online

News in Science Wednesday, 24 June 2015ABC/AFP (Source: Fotmen/iStockphoto) Mixed results Medical marijuana shows some effectiveness in helping treat chronic pain but there is less evidence of its success in warding off nausea or helping ill patients gain weight, a large review of studies shows. The issue of whether or not medical marijuana works remainsContinue Reading

Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not – Jakarta Post

Medical marijuana shows some effectiveness in helping treat chronic pain but there is less evidence of its success in warding off nausea or helping ill patients gain weight, researchers said Tuesday. The issue of whether or not medical marijuana works remains a matter of debate, even as 23 US states and the US capital, Washington,Continue Reading

Study Finds Widespread Inaccuracies In Dosing Of Medical Marijuana Edibles – CBS Local

Study Finds Widespread Inaccuracies In Dosing Of Medical Marijuana Edibles – CBS Local

DENVER (CBS4) – So what’s in that medical marijuana edible? A new study finds patients may not be getting what they paid for. The study looked at medical pot products in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. The researchers found patients who are prescribed medical pot can’t always believe the labels on edibles in thoseContinue Reading

Study: Medical pot isn’t proven, but Colorado is launching studies – The Denver Post

Medical marijuana hasn’t yet proven to remedy most of the conditions governments have authorized it to treat Despite medical marijuana’s unquestionable worldwide momentum, it hasn’t yet scientifically proven to remedy most of the conditions governments have authorized it to treat, according to an influential new analysis of existing research. While pro-legalization advocates don’t disagree withContinue Reading

Most uses of medical marijuana wouldn’t pass FDA review, study finds – Los Angeles Times

If medical marijuana were a regular drug, it would need the blessing of the Food and Drug Administration before it could be prescribed to patients. And in most cases, those patients would be out of luck. A comprehensive review of dozens of clinical trials that have tested medical marijuana for 10 conditions finds that there’sContinue Reading

Buyer beware when it comes to medical marijuana ‘edibles’: Study – USA TODAY

Buyer beware when it comes to medical marijuana ‘edibles’: Study – USA TODAY

Trevor Hughes 5:30 p.m. EDT June 23, 2015 Researchers who tested a variety of medical marijuana products in two states found wide variation in their strength, and often found they contained less marijuana extract than claimed.(Photo: Trevor Hughes/USA TODAY) DENVER — Marijuana users buying cannabis edibles are likely not getting what they’re paying for, saysContinue Reading

Cannabinoid Offers Modest Relief From Pain, Spasticity (CME/CE)

Action Points Note that this meta-analysis of studies evaluating the use of cannabinoids found limited evidence of efficacy compared with more traditional agents. Be aware that, currently, the FDA has not approved marijuana use for any medical condition. Various cannabinoid compounds did not improve nausea, vomiting, or appetite, and only slightly improved chronic pain andContinue Reading

Labels on Edible Medical Marijuana Products Often Misleading: Study – Philly.com

Labels on Edible Medical Marijuana Products Often Misleading: Study – Philly.com

Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 12:00 PM TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to edible medical marijuana products, new research shows that ailing people are unlikely to get what they pay for in that pot brownie or chocolate chunk cookie. Most edible pot products sampled in threeContinue Reading

Labels on Edible Pot Products May Be Misleading

Labels on Edible Pot Products May Be Misleading

WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to edible medical marijuana products, new research shows that ailing people are unlikely to get what they pay for in that pot brownie or chocolate chunk cookie. Most edible pot products sampled in three major U.S.Continue Reading

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others – U.S. News & World Report

Evidence Supports Medical Pot for Some Conditions, Not Others – U.S. News & World Report

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana can be useful in treating chronic pain, but may be less effective for other conditions, a new analysis reveals. A review of nearly 80 clinical trials involving medical marijuana or marijuana-derived drugs revealed moderately strong evidence to support their use in treatingContinue Reading

Questions raised on efficacy, labeling of medical marijuana – CBS News

Questions raised on efficacy, labeling of medical marijuana – CBS News

Medical marijuana is prescribed to treat a variety of symptoms from chronic medical conditions — everything from pain to nausea to muscle spasms — but its effectiveness for specific uses is not entirely clear, according to a new analysis. Researchers reviewed nearly 80 randomized trials that included about 6,500 participants. They found moderate-quality evidence toContinue Reading

Many Medical Marijuana Edibles May Have Inaccurate Labels – Live Science

Many Medical Marijuana Edibles May Have Inaccurate Labels – Live Science

The labels of many edible medical marijuana products may not accurately reflect the actual doses of the compounds within the marijuana, according to a new study. Researchers found that only 13 of the 75 edible marijuana products they tested in the study had labels that accurately listed the product’s levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, oneContinue Reading

Medical marijuana: good evidence for some diseases, weak for others – Reuters

Medical marijuana: good evidence for some diseases, weak for others – Reuters

A jar of medical marijuana is displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, California July 11, 2014. Reuters/David McNew (Reuters Health) – Moderate- or high-quality evidence supports the use of marijuana for some medical conditions, but not for others, according to a fresh review of past research.Continue Reading

Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses – Washington Post

CHICAGO — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies involvingContinue Reading

Labels for Edible Marijuana Often Err on Potency, Study Says – New York Times

Labels for Edible Marijuana Often Err on Potency, Study Says – New York Times

Photo An assortment of marijuana edibles for sale in the Seattle area. Most edible products in a recent study inaccurately described the amount of THC on their labels. Credit Daniel Berman for The New York Times; Styling by Malina Lopez An analysis of 75 edible marijuana products sold to patients in Seattle, San Francisco andContinue Reading

Here’s What Science Says About Medical Marijuana – TIME

Here’s What Science Says About Medical Marijuana – TIME

VICTOR HABBICK VISIONS—Getty Images/Science Photo Libra It’s buyer-beware for medical marijuana users, since the data supporting the benefits of cannabinoids are still in flux, and most marijuana edibles aren’t well labeled There’s a big difference between anecdotal evidence and scientific proof, and the field of medical marijuana research is filled with more of the formerContinue Reading

Obama Administration Accelerates New Marijuana Research – Times Gazette

Image credit: DrLeonardColdwell.com New medical marijuana discoveries are on the line as Obama administration lifted bureaucratic requirements for the drug research. Medical marijuana advocates and researchers are celebrating this groundbraking decision to scrap reviews that delayed the years of private and state-funded studies of marijuana’s medical value. Until today researchers needs to undergo rigorous processContinue Reading

White House Removes Restrictions On Marijuana Research – American Live Wire

White House Removes Restrictions On Marijuana Research – American Live Wire

The White House has removed a long-established barrier to marijuana research. Specifically, the Obama Administration has removed the Public Health Service Review. The review, in place since 1999, forced governmental reviews of every single application for medical marijuana research. Yes, We Cannabis/Image:WeedlyDaily Marijuana was labeled a Schedule 1 drug and thus considered one of theContinue Reading

White House lifts restriction on marijuana research – RT

White House lifts restriction on marijuana research – RT

Published time: June 23, 2015 02:22 Reuters / Jonathan Ernst The Obama Administration will update the government’s marijuana research policy to allow scientists to have access to the plant and better understand its medicinal purposes and properties. The official announcement will be published on Tuesday and will make a critical reduction in government regulations forContinue Reading

Making pot research feasible – The Denver Post

The White House this week finally removed a long-standing barrier to marijuana research called the Public Health Service Review. The review forced governmental examinations of every application for medical marijuana research, a cumbersome bureaucratic obstacle that slowed research. The review, instituted under the Clinton administration, effectively made studying health effects of marijuana more difficult thanContinue Reading

A little bit of chocolate could go a long way for your heart, study shows – BABW News

A little bit of chocolate could go a long way for your heart, study shows – BABW News

A little bit of chocolate could go a long way for your heart, study shows By Sam Catherman | BABW News | June 22, 2015 A new study from researchers at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland have shown an association between daily chocolate consumption and improved cardiovascular health. There has never been anything wrongContinue Reading

Medical Marijuana Laws Don’t Encourage Teen Use

The introduction of state laws allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes does not lead to an increase in the use of the drug among adolescents within those states, the results of a multiyear nationwide survey reveal. However, the researchers found that adolescent use of marijuana was higher in those states with medical marijuanaContinue Reading

Will Global Warming take the bite out of winter? You may be surprised… – BABW News

Will Global Warming take the bite out of winter? You may be surprised… – BABW News

Will Global Warming take the bite out of winter? You may be surprised… By Dan Taylor | BABW News | June 21, 2015 Will people die less during the winter because of Global Warming? Unfortunately, a new study is finding that’s not the case. Out of all the awful things that we can expect fromContinue Reading

Salem marijuana dispensary to open Wednesday – The Daily News of Newburyport

Salem marijuana dispensary to open Wednesday – The Daily News of Newburyport

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Daily News of NewburyportThis building at 50 Grove St. in Salem will be the site of the first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts. (File photo). Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 3:00 am. Salem marijuana dispensary to open Wednesday By Dustin Luca Staff Writer The Daily …State’s first medical marijuanaContinue Reading

State’s first medical marijuana dispensary to open in Salem – Boston Globe

Comments Print The state’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Alternative Therapies Group in Salem, is expected to open shortly, after receiving a temporary waiver Friday that will allow it to sell cannabis that has not been fully tested for pesticides and other contaminants. The one-time waiver was granted because laboratories in Massachusetts are not yet ableContinue Reading

Gov. Baker OKs Waiver for Massachusetts’ 1st Pot Dispensary – ABC News

Gov. Baker OKs Waiver for Massachusetts’ 1st Pot Dispensary – ABC News

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday issued a one-time, temporary waiver aimed at helping the state’s first marijuana dispensary begin selling pot for medicinal purposes. The waiver applies to Alternative Therapy Group of Salem. Under regulations adopted by Massachusetts, samples of medicinal marijuana must be examined for cannabinoids, solvents, mycotoxins and other microbiological contaminants along withContinue Reading

Gov. Baker OKs waiver for Massachusetts’ 1st pot dispensary – Washington Post

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday issued a one-time, temporary waiver aimed at helping the state’s first marijuana dispensary begin selling pot for medicinal purposes. The waiver applies to Alternative Therapy Group of Salem. Under regulations adopted by Massachusetts, samples of medicinal marijuana must be examined for cannabinoids, solvents, mycotoxins and other microbiological contaminantsContinue Reading

State’s first medical marijuana dispensary to open soon – Boston Globe

Comments Print The state’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Alternative Therapies Group in Salem, is expected to open shortly, after receiving a temporary waiver Friday that will allow it to sell cannabis that has not been tested for pesticides and other contaminants. The one-time waiver was granted because laboratories in Massachusetts are not yet able toContinue Reading

Use of medical marijuana among teens hasn’t increase – The Silver Ink

Use of medical marijuana among teens hasn’t increase – The Silver Ink

A new study shows that use of the medical marijuana among teenagers has not increased, even though medical marijuana and new regulation has allowed public access to marijuana. The data presented by the study is quite surprising to most since the drug use and the alcohol use seem to be the kind of thing thatContinue Reading

Study finds that Legalization of medical marijuana hasn’t led to increased teen use – The Silver Ink

Study finds that Legalization of medical marijuana hasn’t led to increased teen use – The Silver Ink

There has been an ongoing debate that legalization of Marijuana in the United Stated has led to increase access and use of the drug by the youth. However a recent report stated that there was a higher rate of Marijuana usage among the youth before the laws were enacted and in stated where the drugContinue Reading

Medical Marijuana Use Among Teens Not On the Rise! – Pioneer News

Medical Marijuana Use Among Teens Not On the Rise! – Pioneer News

Even though medical marijuana and new regulation has allowed public access to marijuana studies show that use of the drug among teenagers has not increased. This data is probably surprising to most people since drug use and alcohol use seem to be the kind of thing that young people are inclined to abuse. Perhaps, though,Continue Reading

Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Adolescent Pot Use – KTIC

(NEW YORK) — So far 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, but that may not have an effect on young people using the drug. Opponents of legalization have predicted increased rates of marijuana use in adolescents. Researchers studied self-reported data of marijuana use in the prior 30 days amongContinue Reading

Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Adolescent Pot Use – KMBZ

Study: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Adolescent Pot Use – KMBZ

jessicahyde/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — So far 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, but that may not have an effect on young people using the drug. Opponents of legalization have predicted increased rates of marijuana use in adolescents. Researchers studied self-reported data of marijuana use in the prior 30 days amongContinue Reading