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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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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) [...]

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 [...]

The influence of medicinal cannabis on sleep disorders

Sleep is vital to a person´s physical and emotional health. Inadequate sleep is an important factors for develop diabetes, heart disease, depression and obesity. Furthermore, patients who have sleep disorders reported daytime fatigue, impaired ability to fulfil daily tasks involving learning, memory, mathematical operations and logical reasoning[1]. Sleep disorders: categories and treatments According to the [...]

Medical cannabis could help autistic children

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a class of neurodevelopmental disorders, defined by qualitative impairments in communication and social functioning, frequently accompanied by repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior and interest, usually notice by the parents during the first three years of their children´s life. With this article, we want to reflect on how medicinal cannabis [...]

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