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Cannabis may reduce hospital mortality after a heart attack

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as a heart attack, happens when blood flow stops or diminishes to a part of the heart muscle, causing damage. Symptoms include heartburn feeling, cold sweat, feeling faint, nausea, feeling tired, shortness of breath and discomfort running into the jaw, back, neck, shoulder or arm. Chest pain in [...]

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Cannabinoids to relieve acute pancreatitis

The pancreas is an organ located behind the stomach and in front of the first and second lumbar vertebrae. It is made of lobules, small ducts come from each lobe and empty into a bigger duct, this pancreatic duct and the common bile duct join together and enter the duodenum (intestine). The pancreas produces both [...]

CBD in epilepsy reduces early onset forms of the disease

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic problems around the world. Talking about the word “epilepsy” encompasses a number of different syndromes whose main feature is a tendency to recurrent unprovoked seizures (two or more).[1] What are the current causes of epilepsy? Epilepsy occurs as a result of the following causes[2] Idiopathic (unknown origin) [...]

Rick Simpson Oil: “the cure for cancer”

Concentrated cannabis extracts, also known as cannabis oils due to their viscous and sticky look, are always more popular between self-medicated patients, that sometimes claim it as a “cancer cure”. Generally, cannabis oils manufacturing methods are quite simple and don’t require specific equipment. In this field, the most known example of this kind of products [...]

Can cannabinoids treat the Hepatitis C virus?

Hepatitis C Virus or HCV is a virus that attacks liver cells and causes both acute and chronic inflammation of the liver. About 15-45% of the patients spontaneously clear the virus within half of a year of infection without any medicine. The remaining will develop chronic HCV infection and after 20 years post-infection, the risk [...]

CBD to fight malaria?

Malaria is an infectious disease that is caused by Anopheles mosquitos. The insect bite introduce the parasite (Plasmodium) into a person´s blood. There are five species of Plasmodium that can cause this disease, but Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are the most dangerous. This disease is mainly present in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America or Southeast [...]

Medical cannabis as a treatment for psychosis

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, psychosis is used to describe conditions that affect the mind. During an episode of psychosis, a person´s thoughts may have trouble understanding what is real and what is not. Psychosis: symptoms, causes and treatment with medical cannabis Symptoms include delusion, hallucinations, nonsense speech, social withdrawal, lack of [...]

CBD and elderly people

The aging process is something all humans experience. As getting older there are many normal functions that naturally begin to slow down or stop entirely in the body. Many people begin to lose their sensory abilities (sight, hearing, taste, etc.), bones and muscles could become fragile, and even decrease in mass. On the top of [...]

Cannabinoids may help cartilage tissue repairing

With significant advances in research concerning the role of cannabinoids receptors in bone behaviour, this article aims to establish if there is also a potential for a therapeutic use of cannabinoids in cartilage reconstruction. Due to its slow repairing capability and the prevalence of cartilage diseases, this has become an important field of research in [...]

The use of medical Cannabis to treat osteoarthritis and arthritis

Osteoarthritis or chronic degenerative arthropathy is a degeneration of the cartilage of the joints without inflammation or infection. In the joint, the cartilage cracks and disappears, this is followed by bone growths that interfere with movement. It´s a very frequent alteration, 85% of people older than 70 years old are affected by this condition. It [...]

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