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new research on how cannabis use alters eating behavior could lead to treatments for appetite loss in chronic illness, according to experts at washington state university. using a new procedure to dose lab rats with cannabis vapor, the researchers found how the drug triggers hunger hormones. they al...



review study finds limited data on medical cannabis use in children




a systematic review of published studies on the use of medical cannabis in children and adolescents finds a notable lack of studies and a minimal number of the randomized, controlled trials needed to confirm the effectiveness of a treatment. in their paper published in the journal pediatrics, massac...



cbd may protect against psychiatric risk from high-thc cannabis strains




bloomington, ind. -- a study reported sept. 5 by neuroscientists at indiana university finds that a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or cbd, appears to protect against the long-term negative psychiatric effects of thc, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.other re...



how smoking pot may hurt the teenage brain




time healthfor more, visit time health.as access to legal marijuana continues to expand, both for recreational and medical uses, researchers say there are still plenty of unanswered questions about how increased use might affect the still-developing brains of adolescents and young adults.studies so ...



low-dose thc can relieve stress; more does just the opposite




cannabis smokers often report that they use the drug to relax or relieve stress, but few studies provide clinical evidence of these effects. now, researchers at the university of illinois at chicago and the university of chicago report that low levels tetrahydrocannabinol, or thc, the main psychoact...



brain cells that control appetite identified for first time




image: tanycyte cells reacting to a puff of the amino acid arginine. view more credit: professor nicholas dale/ms. greta lazutkaitekey brain cells which control our appetite discovered by scientists at university of warwicktanycytes found - for the first time - to detect amino acids from food and ...



study answers why ketamine helps depression, offers target for safer therapy




image: dr. lisa monteggia is pictured. view more credit: ut southwesterndallas - june 21, 2017 - ut southwestern medical center scientists have identified a key protein that helps trigger ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects in the brain, a crucial step to developing alternative treatments to t...



antidote to synthetic cannabis 'spice' intoxication could be found in slimming d




early research from queen mary university of london has potentially found an antidote that can rapidly stop the intoxicating effects of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids. synthetic cannabinoids, such as 'spice' and 'black mamba', are becoming an increasing problem, especially with youths game to e...



new algorithm tracks neurons in bendy brain of freely crawling worm




nguyen and colleagues developed a new algorithm to find and track neurons in 3-d fluorescent images of a moving worm. identified neurons are shown as colored dots and are overlaid on top of an image of an optical section of the brain. credit: leifer lab / princeton universityscientists at princeton ...



researchers identify genes that give cannabis its flavor




ubc scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavors, an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry.



new studies zero in on roots of depression and why ketamine reverses it




enlargewikimediashare this storywhile we have a number of treatments available for clinical depression, many of them have a significant side effects, and a lot of people struggle to find a drug that they respond to. the situation is made worse by our limited understanding of the biology underlying d...



ginger may help fight obesity and related disorders




a new review notes that recent epidemiological and clinical studies have built a consensus that ginger has beneficial effects against obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and related disorders--more commonly referred to as metabolic syndrome.ginger has these effects by regulating fat metaboli...



study shows association between gut microbes and brain structure in people with




image: dr. emeran mayer is pictured. view more credit: ucla healthfindingsa new study by researchers at ucla has revealed two key findings for people with irritable bowel syndrome about the relationship between the microorganisms that live in the gut and the brain. for people with ibs research sho...



brain damage in fish affected by plastic nanoparticles




calculations have shown that 10 per cent of all plastic produced around the world ultimately ends up in the oceans. as a result, a large majority of global marine debris is in fact plastic waste. human production of plastics is a well-known environmental concern, but few studies have studied the eff...



this drug could reverse effects of binge alcohol drinking on brain




scientists have found a new pill that could reverse the effects of binge drinking on the brain. the studies of queensland university of technology (qut) researchers in adult mice show that two weeks of daily treatment with the drug tandospirone reversed the effects of 15 weeks of binge-like alcohol ...



larger doses of vitamin c may lead to a greater reduction in common cold duratio




the relationship between vitamin c dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per day.dozens of animal studies using different animal species have found that vitamin c significantly prevents and alleviates infections caused by diverse bacteria, viruses...



exposure to low levels of bpa during pregnancy can lead to altered brain develop




chicago -- new research in mice provides an explanation for how exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol a (bpa) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated "safe" human exposure level, can lead to altered brain development and behavior later in life. the research will be present...



gut microbes may talk to the brain through cortisol




image: university of illinois doctoral student austin mudd examines piglet brain images. view more credit: stephanie henryurbana, ill. - gut microbes have been in the news a lot lately. recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as autis...



human brain cells can make complex structures in a dish—is this a problem?




enlarge/ brains are gross.adeel anwar / flickrshare this storythe premiere of the second season of westworld is a perfect time to ponder what makes us human. this is not new territory; such questions have long been dealt with in works of fiction, and they have appeared in science in the form of stud...



human minibrains reveal effects of psychedelic substance




a brazilian study, published in scientific reports on october 09, 2017, has identified changes in signaling pathways associated with neural plasticity, inflammation and neurodegeneration triggered by a compound from the family of dimethyltryptamine known as 5-meo-dmt. "for the first time we could de...



medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than opioids




medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain than opioids, according to ben-gurion university of the negev researchers beer-sheva, israel...february 13 - medical cannabis therapy can significantly reduce chronic pain in patients age 65 and older without adverse effects, accordi...



nonprescription use of ritalin linked to adverse side effects, ub study finds




buffalo, n.y. - new research from the university at buffalo research institute on addictions that explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug ritalin on those without adhd showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable eff...



pesticide use during pregnancy linked to increased risk of childhood brain tumor




previous epidemiological studies have suggested that exposure to pesticides during pregnancy may have a possible role in the development of childhood brain tumors. in a new international journal of cancer analysis, researchers found a link between maternal residential pesticide use--particularly ins...



for stroke victims, brain magnetic stimulation leads to improved walking speed




may 9, 2018 - a technique of magnetic stimulation of the brain can increase walking speed in patients who are undergoing rehabilitation after a stroke, reports a research update in the american journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation, the official journal of the association of academic physiat...



bigger, more intensive dairy farms may also mean bigger milk footprints




credit: bangor universitya new study published in global change biology challenges the idea that the trend towards larger, more intensive dairy farms mitigates climate change by shrinking the carbon footprint of milk production. a team of animal nutrition experts and environmental modellers from ban...