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Medical Marijuana Won't Help Most Sick Kids

Posted 23 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 – Medical marijuana appears to hold only limited promise for sick children and teenagers, a new review suggests. It can help kids fighting cancer with chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting, and it can control seizures somewhat in children with epilepsy, said study author Dr. Shane Shucheng Wong. He is a psychiatrist with Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston. But ...

Managing Motion Sickness

Posted 30 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 – Your friends are excited to ride that monster roller coaster, but just looking at it makes you queasy. Is there anything you can do to quell your motion sickness so you can join in the fun? If you suffer from motion sickness, there are some ways to deal with it, one doctor says, though riding roller coasters isn't likely an activity you'll ever love. Motion sickness can ...

Medical Marijuana May Ease Some MS Symptoms, Study Concludes

Posted 28 Apr 2014 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 28, 2014 – Medical marijuana can help relieve some symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but whether it can benefit patients with other neurological disorders is still unclear, according to a new review by top neurologists. Doctors with the American Academy of Neurology reviewed current research and found certain forms of marijuana – but not smoked marijuana – can help treat MS ...

Medical Marijuana Pills May Ease Some MS Symptoms: Review

Posted 24 Mar 2014 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 24, 2014 – Medical marijuana pills and sprays might ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but most other alternative therapies do little to lessen the pain and muscle rigidity that often accompanies the disease, according to new guidelines. To reach that conclusion, an expert panel from the American Academy of Neurology reviewed more than 40 years of research on alternative ...

'Diverted' Medical Marijuana Use Common Among Teens: Study

Posted 2 Aug 2012 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 2 – Among teens receiving treatment for substance abuse, many have used medical marijuana that was recommended for someone else, also known as "diverted" medical marijuana, a new study has found. The study authors, from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo., suggest that policy changes are needed to curb the improper use of medical marijuana by young ...

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Don't Boost Local Crime: Study

Posted 6 Jun 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 6 – Neighborhoods with medical marijuana dispensaries do not have higher crime rates than other neighborhoods, according to researchers who examined 95 different areas of Sacramento, Calif., in 2009. As more U.S. states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical reasons, some people have expressed concern that outlets that dispense the drug and their clients will become ...

Pot Ingredient May Restore Appetite After Chemo

Posted 23 Feb 2011 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 23 – The main active ingredient in marijuana seems to allow chemotherapy patients to regain their ability to taste and enjoy food, according to the results of a small new study. The finding could potentially lead to treatments to help some cancer patients restore their appetite. Chemotherapy patients often lose the ability to smell and taste food, which can cause them to lose an ...

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