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Can Psychedelic Experiences Cure Alcohol Addiction?

Although various therapeutic and pharmacological treatments have been developed to help people with alcohol addiction, in most cases, they fail to achieve a long-term reduction or cessation in patients' drinking. For instance, research suggests that while behavioral therapy combined with FDA-a...

Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction

(CNN)Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety.

Why having a ‘vent buddy’ is important to your health

Remember that you are not just the one experiencing tough things in life; your vent buddy might also be going through something and being able to interact with her helps you practice empathy. As each other’s vent buddy, you are able to help each other in staying mentally healthy.

New war on cancer aims at longterm survival, not cure

The world-renowned Institute of Cancer Research is launching what it calls the first-ever “Darwinian” cancer programme. Just as with antibiotics, they say, cancers can evolve to become resistant to the drugs used to treat them. Cancer cells that are not killed off by chemotherapy or even immun...

Legal Marijuana Reduces Chronic Pain

In a review of more than 28 million hospital records from the two years before and after cannabis was legalized in Colorado, UCSF researchers found that Colorado hospital admissions for cannabis abuse increased after legalization, in comparison to other states. But taking the totality of all h...

“America Makes a Lot of Money off the Sick”

On May 6, two thousand unionized nurses, technicians, and support staff at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio began National Nurses’ Week by going on strike after nearly a year of contract negotiations. As of Friday, May 10, management had not presented union leadership wi...

Can CBD Really Do All That?

When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old, a result of a brain malformation called polymicrogyria. Over the years, Jacobson and her husband, Aaron, have tried ...

Medical marijuana may help children with autism

Kids treated with either a whole-plant cannabis extract or a pure combination of cannabidiol, or CBD, and tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, experienced a significant improvement in their symptoms, compared with a control group given a placebo, researchers said.

The kids were treated for tw...

Tattoos: what is their significance?

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