Latest Articles: Health/Medical
When Good-Faith Medicine Raises ‘Red Flags’
Post Date: 2017-11-23 05:15:40 by Deckard
The DEAs investigation of Forest Tennant tries to criminalize differences of opinion about pain treatment. Forest Tennant, who has been treating and researching pain at his clinic in West Covina, California, since 1975, is well-known as an expert in the field, having published more than 200 articles in medical journals and given more than 130 presentations at professional conferences. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), all of that was an elaborate cover for drug trafficking. Or so you would have to surmise from the affidavit supporting the search warrant that the DEA served on Tennant's offices and home last week, which describes "invalid ...
Mysterious Marijuana-Related Illness Popping Up In Emergency Rooms
Post Date: 2017-11-22 13:42:13 by Gatlin
A mysterious marijuana-related illness is popping up with increasing frequency in hospital emergency rooms, particularly in states where cannabis is now legal. The symptoms are severe abdominal pain and violent vomiting and most doctors are initially stumped when they encounter patients with the problem. The illness is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, which is linked to heavy, long- term use of marijuana, according to experts. For some reason, the nausea and vomiting of CHS can be relieved with hot showers or baths, which can serve as an important hint for physicians trying to diagnose a patient. The condition is especially puzzling considering cannabis accepted reputation ...
Wrecked And Retching: Obscure Vomiting Illness Linked To Long-Term Pot Use [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-11-22 07:45:11 by Gatlin
For 17 years, Chalfonte LeNee Queen suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days, sometimes leaving her writhing on the floor in pain. Ive screamed out for death, said Queen, 48, who lives in San Diego. Ive cried out for my mom whos been dead for 20 years, mentally not realizing she cant come to me. Queen lost a modeling job after being mistaken for an alcoholic. She racked up tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, and her nausea interrupted her sex life. Toward the end of her illness, Queen, who stands 5-foot-9, weighed in at a frail 109 pounds. Throughout the nearly ...
Study reveals how a very low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes
Post Date: 2017-11-19 15:51:54 by A K A Stone
Date: November 9, 2017 Source: Yale University Summary: A research team has uncovered how a very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models. If confirmed in people, the insight provides potential new drug targets for treating this common chronic disease, said the researchers.
FDA, DEA Launch Massive Assault On Kratom – Drug War for Miracle Plant Ramping Up
Post Date: 2017-11-17 07:21:36 by Deckard
By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze To no ones surprise, the U.S. government, after hysterically declaring a national emergency over Americas opioid crisis, is once again setting its sights on Kratom, the non-addictive natural plant that has helped thousands of Americans wean themselves off opioids. In 2015, the DEA announced its plans to place Kratom on the list of Controlled Substances (in the same scheduling level as heroin to be exact) but, amid public outcry, the agency backed off, deferring to FDA review and advice. Many optimistic Kratom activists were tempted to rest on their laurels, trusting that the ...
Health Effects: Alcohol vs. Marijuana
Post Date: 2017-11-17 06:19:09 by Deckard
Business Insider has an interesting scorecard. Less addictive: marijuana by a wide margin. Harder on the heart (moderate use): likely marijuana, albeit current evidence is inconclusive. Links to different types of cancer: strong ones for alcohol. Marijuana has none of the links to lung, head, and neck cancers that tobacco cigarettes have. Poses more of a risk while operating a motor vehicle: alcohol. Links with domestic violence: alcohol. Linked more with weight gain: surprise, alcohol (munchies notwithstanding). Adversely affects memory: both, in different ways. Linked to increased risk of psychiatric problems: both, in different ways. And as Laurence reminds us from ...
Epileptic Girl Sues Sessions to Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide
Post Date: 2017-11-14 10:05:05 by Deckard
A 12-year-old girl suffering from epilepsy is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions in order to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes on a federal level. A motion by the US government to dismiss her case has been denied. Alexis Bortell, 12, was joined by four other plaintiffs in her lawsuit, filed in US District Court in the Southern District of New York on July 24, according to court documents. Other defendants named in the case are the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Acting Director of the DEA Chuck Rosenberg and the US government. Bortell has suffered from epilepsy since she was a little girl, and treatments in her home state of Texas failed to relieve her suffering. ...
The Republican Establishment Is A Total Disgrace For Blocking Cannabis Medicine For Wounded Veterans
Post Date: 2017-11-10 07:48:59 by Deckard
The Republican establishment recently blocked veterans access to medical marijuana, making sure our veterans remain addicted to dangerous, deadly opioids. The Veterans Equal Access amendment was blocked by the Republican-led U.S. House, ensuring that Big Pharma continues to cash in on the biological destruction of returning veterans. The very political party that claims to be pro-military, in other words, has just thrown veterans to the pharma dogs. This, coupled with the routine prescribing of mind-altering psychiatric drugs to veterans after near-instant PTSD diagnoses means that our brave men and women in uniform have in many cases been turned into ...
The Great Flu Vaccine Hoax: New Evidence
Post Date: 2017-11-09 08:18:33 by Deckard
Apparently, the powers-that-be want everyone to take the seasonal flu vaccine out of loyalty and blind faith. Because actual science reveals the hoax. A new study, published in the PLOS Journal on 10/23, by contributing authors from the Scripps Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, is titled: A structural explanation for the low effectiveness of the seasonal influenza H3N2 vaccine. Oops. Low effectiveness? The public has been taught to believe the vaccine is quite effective. Here is a key quote from the study: It is common to use chicken eggs for culturing clinical isolates and for large-scale production of vaccines. However, influenza virus often mutates to ...
Briteside Cannabis Delivery ad mocks Pharma
Post Date: 2017-11-08 19:55:08 by Operation 40
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Legalizing marijuana sends a dangerous message to kids
Post Date: 2017-11-08 13:58:32 by Gatlin
One day during my youthfulness, I was engaging in a joint that I had bought, and suddenly I experienced side effects that werent normal. It was obviously laced with something that sent me on a trip that scared me to death. During this event, I asked Jesus to help me and promised to never smoke weed again. He did help me and I never smoked weed again. Now, Ive had my trials and joys in my life just like everyone else and times where Ive soared and others that were devastating, but throughout these experiences, I did not turn to marijuana to help or comfort me; I turned to Christ, the One who rescued me. A few weeks back, there was the election where several pot ...
Study: Nearly 70% of online CBD marijuana extracts are mislabeled
Post Date: 2017-11-08 05:49:56 by Gatlin
With 29 states and the District of Columbia having now legalized medical marijuana, many consumers are trying out various types of extracts containing cannabidiol (CBD)a relatively safe, non-addictive component of marijuana that does not generate a high and has shown potential for treating a variety of conditions, including pain, anxiety, and epilepsy. But those buying CBD extracts online may not be getting what they signed up for, according to new research. In a study of 84 CBD products sold by 31 companies online, blind testing found that only about 31 percent of them contained the amount of CBD listed on the label (within +/- 10 percent). And some of the products ...
With online medical marijuana, it’s buyer beware
Post Date: 2017-11-08 05:41:19 by Gatlin
(Reuters Health) - People who buy medical marijuana online may not necessarily get exactly what they expect when their package arrives in the mail, new research suggests. Online, almost 70 percent of products made from cannabidiol a marijuana plant extract also called CBD had higher or lower concentrations of this drug than the label described, researchers report in JAMA. Too little or too much CBD can be unsafe or ineffective. For the study, researchers searched online for medical marijuana products and bought 84 products marketed as containing CBD from 31 different companies. Roughly one in five of the products also contained THC, the chemical in cannabis that makes gives ...
MARIJUANA: LIKELIHOOD OF GETTING A JOB AND MARRIAGE PLUMMET FOR TEENS WHO SMOKE
Post Date: 2017-11-08 05:35:41 by Gatlin
Parents, your fears have been confirmed: Drinking alcohol and smoking pot really may affect your teens future. The news should really not be a surprise. Theres been ample researchand even more media coverageon the effects substance use can have on the teenage brain. New research adds to the connection. Researchers at the University of Connecticut studied 1,165 people over the course of their teenage years into early adulthood. Specifically, they wanted to know how heavy drug and alcohol use might impact key adult milestones like working full time, getting married and completing their education. In general, the subjects who used lots of pot as teens were less ...
Police: Mom gave daughter marijuana for anxiety
Post Date: 2017-11-07 07:23:50 by Gatlin
A South Bethlehem woman is charged after police say she admitted giving her 12- year-old daughter marijuana to treat the girls anxiety. Heather M. Bednar, 32, of the 600 block of Aaron Street has been charged with possession with intent to deliver drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of minors. Bednar was sent to Northampton County Jail under $30,000 bail. Poster Comment:Some will say that its okay for a mom to give her daughter marijuana anytime she wants to and however much she wants to. Those assholes who say that will be along shortly. 3
Marijuana 'may be worse than cigarettes for cardiovascular health'
Post Date: 2017-11-07 07:10:09 by Gatlin
Research suggests that marijuana use may raise the risk of death from hypertension by more than threefold. People who use marijuana may be three times more likely to die from high blood pressure than non-users of the drug, a new study finds. The researchers say that their findings indicate that marijuana use is a greater risk factor for poor cardiovascular health than cigarette smoking. Lead study author Barbara A. Yankey, of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and her team recently reported their results in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. High blood pressure, or hypertension, arises when the force of blood pushing against the blood vessel ...
Smoking marijuana is dangerous. It can dull the brain of HIV patients
Post Date: 2017-11-07 06:46:40 by Gatlin
A new study has showed that more frequent current marijuana use is associated with a measure of cognitive dysfunction. Weed smokers, beware. Previous studies have already linked smoking up to psychological problems and increased risk of stroke and heart failure. Now, a new study has linked marijuana use with cognitive dysfunction in people with HIV infection who have an alcohol or other drug use disorder. While researchers at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), and Boston Medical Center (BMC) did not detect effects of lifetime cumulative exposure, the study showed that more frequent current marijuana use was associated with a ...
Marijuana use is dangerous, ups risk of stroke and heart failure
Post Date: 2017-11-06 15:48:08 by Gatlin
Marijuana use may lead to 26% increase in the risk of stroke and a 10% increase in the risk of developing heart failure, an Indian-origin researcher has found. Like all other drugs, whether theyre prescribed or not prescribed, we want to know the effects and side effects of this drug, said the studys lead author Aditi Kalla from Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, US. Its important for physicians to know these effects so we can better educate patients, such as those who are inquiring about the safety of cannabis or even asking for a prescription for cannabis, Kalla said. The study drew data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which ...
MARIJUANA: WHY DANGEROUSLY POTENT POT IS MAKING PEOPLE LOSE THEIR MINDS AND MEMORIES
Post Date: 2017-11-06 15:05:30 by Gatlin
High-potency pot is causing psychiatric issues, including addiction and memory problems. New strains of the recreational drug have higher levels of the active chemical and not enough of another compound that keeps the drug safe. And as a new study this week documents, the riskiest pot is coming from the black market which could be an argument for expanding legalization. The new report, published this week by Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K., tested 50 samples of cannabis in the city of Manchester. The study was conducted by Volteface, a London-based policy think tank seeking reform for marijuana laws to improve safety of the drug by making it legal, and thus limiting ...
Young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol less likely to achieve life goals, study finds
Post Date: 2017-11-06 14:27:24 by Gatlin
New research presented today at APHA's 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults. The study found that young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol were less likely to achieve adult life goals, defined by the study as educational achievement, full-time employment, marriage and social economic potential. Researchers with UConn Health examined data from the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism, supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Study subjects included 1,165 young adults, whose habits were first assessed at age 12 and then at two-year intervals until they were ...
Smoking marijuana and driving: 33% of teens think it's legal. Some think it isn't dangerous
Post Date: 2017-11-06 01:45:48 by Gatlin
A third of teens think smoking marijuana and driving is legal, according to a new study. Out of 2,800 teens surveyed, 33% said driving under the influence of marijuana is legal in states where it's recreational. More than 20% of teens reported it's common among their friends. Parent perceptions (1,000 were surveyed) were similar: 27% said it's legal and 14% said it's common among friends. While survey data showed 88% of teens think driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous, just 68% said driving under the influence of marijuana is dangerous. Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) conducted the surveys in April and May of this ...
Heating Up Marijuana Could Increase Cancer Risk
Post Date: 2017-11-05 14:17:14 by Gatlin
Researchers say the practice of "dabbing" marijuana may produce cancer-causing chemicals. How much do you know about dabbing? The latest trend in marijuana consumption, researchers now say, produces carcinogenic substances. Dabbing uses highly potent marijuana concentrates that are vaporized on a special dabbing rig, similar to a glass water pipe. However, unlike a traditional pipe, dabbing rigs use a small heated surface, called a nail, typically made of glass, metal, or ceramic. The user applies the marijuana concentrate, or dab, to the nail, releasing vapors that they inhale. Marijuana concentrates are often extracted using butane, resulting in a final product ...
Marijuana products don’t cure cancer, FDA warns
Post Date: 2017-11-05 08:56:58 by Gatlin
With no official, FDA-approved word that weed can cure, treat or prevent diseases, four companies are under fire from the agency for implying that cannabis-infused products will cure cancer. This cannabis cant. The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on marijuana supplements that claim to cure cancer. Four companies were the center of an FDA news release on Wednesday which stated that the companies were illegally selling products online that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes. The companies, Greenroads Health, Natural Alchemist, Thats Natural! Marketing and Consulting, and Stanley Brothers Social ...
Another Denver Marijuana Grow Issues Pesticide Recall
Post Date: 2017-11-04 10:58:12 by Gatlin
Another medical marijuana cultivation has seen its products recalled because of potentially unsafe pesticide residues, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue. Issued in ordinance with the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the recall was levied on Denver cultivation Tree of Wellness Inc., which does business as the Colorado Springs medical dispensary Tree of Wellness. "Affected products include marijuana flower, trim, concentrates, and infused- products. Consumers who have these affected products in their possession should return them to the medical center from which they were purchased so they can be properly disposed ...
Marijuana use holds three-fold blood pressure death risk: study
Post Date: 2017-11-04 08:03:28 by Gatlin
LONDON (Reuters) - People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug, scientists said on Wednesday. The risk grows with every year of use, they said. The findings, from a study of some 1,200 people, could have implications in the United States among other countries. Several states have legalized marijuana and others are moving toward it. It is decriminalized in a number of other countries. Support for liberal marijuana use is partly due to claims that it is beneficial and possibly not harmful to health, said Barbara Yankey, who co-led the research at the school of public ...
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