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Understanding the endocannabinoid system to treat obesity

Over the last decades, obesity has turned into a major public health issue, since excess weight gain causes an increased risk for various chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal disorders or some cancers. Prevalence of obesity in adults, children and adolescents has become an important worldwide health problem. As stated by the World [...]

Sativa and Indica: Which Is Best For My Illness?

For anyone new to the world of medical cannabis, understanding the plant and how it affects the body can feel overwhelming. Not only does cannabis contain over 400 molecules including cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, then there are inumerable strains with exotic names such as Sour Diesel, Amnesia, and Afghan Kush. Throw into the mix two [...]

Cannabinoids as neuroprotectants

The discovery of the endogenous cannabinoid system set up the basis of an intense research into the therapeutic potentials of cannabinoids, in a variety of neurological-related disorders, such as gliomas, cerebral ischemia, multiple sclerosis, and so on.[1] In fact, this is exactly the main focus of this article, trying to examine possible involvements of the [...]

New studies confirm efficacy of cannabis in breast cancer

Nowadays, medical cannabis is quickly gaining more interest from many people with different diseases. But does cannabis also help with breast cancer? Breast cancer is one of the most common causes of death among women. Early diagnosis and the development of new therapies have significantly improved the prognosis, but many patients have congenital or [...]

Medical Cannabis for Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a skin disorder characterized by skin fragility, also known as “onion skin”. However, the disease can manifest to many different organ systems. Therefore, children with EB may have life-long multidisciplinary management, relying on dermatologist, cardiologist, haematologist/oncologist, nephrologist, dentists, ophthalmologist, nutritional specialist, paediatric speech and language therapist, neurologist, pain specialists, psychologist, social [...]

Treatment of Brain Cancer (Glioma) with Medicinal Cannabis

Medical cannabis is used for many illnesses such as chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or nausea and vomiting. But can it also be used for brain cancer (glioma)? Glioma: The Most Aggressive Brain Cancer? Glioma is an aggressive primary tumour of the central nervous system. Tumours arise from glial cells, which provide protection, support [...]

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 for Refractory Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder marked by anxiety or distress, characterized by the presence of persistent thoughts (better known as obsessions). These recurrent thoughts are suppressed by new ones or actions, known as compulsions (acts performed in response to the obsession). The compulsions aim at preventing the anxiety or distress[1] The word [...]

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 [...]

Current European Legal Framework concerning the use of Medical Cannabis

The Cannabis industry has gone through some changes during the last few months, shaping, step by step, the way in which we understand the use of medical cannabis and fighting against the remaining prejudice towards this natural alternative. From new scientific discoveries to the patients’ necessity to access this alternative treatment, governments have seen themselves [...]

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