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Article ID: 715953

University of Michigan: Using Medical Marijuana to Treat Glaucoma

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Medical marijuana is legal in Michigan and glaucoma patients are substituting traditional treatment methods for a marijuana cigarette. But does it hurt more than it helps? A University of Michigan expert weighs in.

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17-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715889

Marijuana use may not make parents more ‘chill’

Ohio State University

Sorry, marijuana moms and dads: Using pot may not make you a more relaxed parent, at least when it comes to how you discipline your children. A study of California parents found that current marijuana users administered more discipline techniques of all kinds to their children on average.

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17-Jul-2019 6:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Bringing Common-Sense Cannabis Education to the Masses

Article ID: 715431

Bringing Common-Sense Cannabis Education to the Masses

University of Colorado Boulder

A first-of-its kind online course series aims to educate clinicians, dispensary workers and patients about the latest research on the risks and benefits of medicinal marijuana use.

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8-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Benzodiazepine Use with Opioids Intensifies Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Article ID: 715179

Benzodiazepine Use with Opioids Intensifies Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Babies born after being exposed to both opioids and benzodiazepines before birth are more likely to have severe drug withdrawal, requiring medications like morphine for treatment, compared to infants exposed to opioids alone, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study published in Hospital Pediatrics.

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1-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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    25-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714571

Two different cannabis compounds make a difference in how much alcohol someone drinks

Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol and cannabis are commonly used together, and their co-use has public health implications. A preliminary study looked at the effects of two cannabinoids – delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabidiol (CBD) – on drinking and craving. The study found that higher levels of THC are associated with greater co-use of alcohol, whereas CBD-based products may be associated with lower levels of alcohol co-use. These results and others will be shared at the 42nd annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis June 22-26.

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18-Jun-2019 6:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    24-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714500

Marijuana and alcohol: recreational users drink more, medicinal users drink less

Research Society on Alcoholism

There is a lack of agreement about the relationship between marijuana and alcohol use. Does marijuana use increase or decrease alcohol consumption? Research based on interviews with users of both marijuana and alcohol reveals that recreational users tend to drink more alcohol, and medicinal users drink less alcohol, on marijuana-use days. These results and others will be shared at the 42nd annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Minneapolis June 22-26.

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18-Jun-2019 5:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    20-Jun-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 714430

Embargoed AJPH research: Marijuana use increases, nutrition labeling, barbershop HIV intervention

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue, find new public health research on marijuana use in high school students, nutrition labeling and a barbershop HIV intervention

Released:
17-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 714509

Intrexon Corporation and Surterra Wellness Partner in $100mm Deal to Advance Commercial Scale Fermentation-based Cannabinoid Production

Intrexon Corporation

Intrexon Corporation (Intrexon) (NASDAQ: XON), a leader in the engineering and industrialization of biology to improve quality of life and health of the planet

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18-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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