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Article ID: 712809

Nutrition 2019 Preview: Hot Topics in Research and Practice

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Journalists and bloggers are invited to join top scientists and practitioners as they discuss new nutrition research findings during Nutrition 2019, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition.

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14-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    30-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712052

Cannabis-based Medicine May Reduce Seizures for Children with Difficult-to-Treat Epilepsy

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Taking a pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol, a cannabis-based medicine, cut seizures nearly in half for children with a rare and severe type of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome, according to a phase 3 study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019. Dravet syndrome, which starts in infancy, can lead to intellectual disability and frequent, prolonged seizures. Cannabidiol is derived from marijuana that does not include the psychoactive part of the plant that creates a “high.”

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29-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712113

Unraveling Cannabinoids

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School, MIT receive $9 million to study neurobiology, physiologic effects of cannabinoids

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30-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711778

To test the munchies, researchers offer a choice: chips or an orange?

University at Buffalo

Researchers had attendees at the 2016 Hash Bash (a marijuana decriminalization event in Ann Arbor, Michigan, complete surveys on food choices while they are high. Survey takers then got to choose an orange or chips as their reward.

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23-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 711708

Study Reveals Teens May Not be Aware of Nicotine Levels in E-Cigarettes

Stony Brook University

In an anonymous study of more than 500 adolescents aged 12 -21, comparing survey data with urinary metabolites of nicotine (cotinine) and marijuana (THC), researchers found that teens accurately reported their use of tobacco, electronic cigarettes and marijuana, but many were unaware of the level of nicotine they were using. The study, led by Rachel Boykan, MD, of the Department of Pediatrics at the Renaissance School of Medicine, and colleagues in the department of Pediatrics, in collaboration with Dr. Maciej Goniewicz at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, is published early online in the May edition of Pediatrics.

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22-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711619

Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies

Michigan State University

New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don’t. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies will gain more weight.

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19-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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    9-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710412

Marijuana for Morning Sickness? It’s Not Great for Baby’s Brain

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

A new study, conducted in rats, sheds light on how cannabis exposure affects the brain of a developing fetus.

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1-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    9-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710398

Combining Opioids and Marijuana May Be Advantageous for Pain Sufferers

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

New findings suggest using opioids and marijuana together could offer a safe way to cut opioid dosage among patients suffering from pain and thereby reduce their risk of becoming addicted to opioids.

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1-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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