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Medicinal cannabis may not ease sleep problems in the long run

BMJ

Medicinal cannabis might not ease sleep problems in people with chronic pain over the long term, because frequent users might build up tolerance to its sleep-inducing effects, suggests preliminary research published online in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

Channels: Cancer, Marijuana, Pain, Public Health, Sleep, All Journal News,

Released:
21-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
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    20-Jan-2020 2:30 PM EST

An Estimated 2 Million People With Heart Disease Have Used Marijuana, Finds Study

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A new study estimates that more than 2 million Americans with heart disease have used marijuana, but the cardiovascular effects of the drug are not fully understood.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Marijuana, Smoking, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 4:25 PM EST
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Newswise: How Marijuana Accelerates Growth of HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer Identified
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13-Jan-2020 11:55 AM EST
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Newswise: Study Sheds Light on Link Between Cannabis, Anxiety and Stress
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    13-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST

Study Sheds Light on Link Between Cannabis, Anxiety and Stress

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

A molecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as marijuana is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers report.

Channels: Marijuana, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
10-Jan-2020 5:40 PM EST
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Cannabis Edibles Present Novel Health Risks

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

With the recent legalization of cannabis edibles in Canada, physicians and the public must be aware of the novel risks of cannabis edibles

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, Marijuana, Local - Canada, Staff Picks,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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Study: Marijuana Use in E-Cigarettes Increases Among Youth

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

A study published today online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found marijuana use in electronic cigarettes has been increasing among U.S. middle and high school students from 2017 to 2018.

Channels: All Journal News, Marijuana, Public Health, Smoking, Addiction, JAMA, Staff Picks,

Released:
18-Dec-2019 10:45 AM EST
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Where Cannabis Is Legal, Americans Are More Likely to Believe It Has Benefits

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Residents of states where cannabis has been legalized are more likely to believe it has beneficial effects - including health benefits in treatment of pain and anxiety or depression, reports a survey study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Channels: All Journal News, Addiction, Government/Law, Marijuana, Pain, Substance Abuse,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 11:15 AM EST
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Pot While Pregnant: UNLV Medicine Doctors Urge Caution

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a new study from a team of UNLV Medicine doctors.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Marijuana, OBGYN, Smoking, Substance Abuse, Women's Health,

Released:
2-Dec-2019 12:10 PM EST
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