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Article ID: 700703

Study to Examine Possible Effects of Cannabis Compound for Common Movement Disorder

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California School of Medicine are preparing to launch a novel clinical trial to examine the safety, efficacy and pharmacological properties of cannabis as a potential treatment for adults with essential tremor (ET). Currently, ET is treated using repurposed medications originally developed for high blood pressure or seizures.

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18-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    14-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700374

Alcohol and Marijuana Use May Increase when Marijuana is Used by Young Adult Drinkers

Research Society on Alcoholism

The risks of alcohol consumption differ by the presence or absence of simultaneous use of other substances, the most common one being marijuana. Simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use may increase alcohol-related risks and societal costs. This paper examined historical changes in simultaneous alcohol/marijuana use among young adult alcohol users from 1977 – 2016.

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11-Sep-2018 6:05 PM EDT

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    6-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699798

Marijuana Use Continues to Grow Among Baby Boomers

New York University

Marijuana use is becoming more prevalent among middle-aged and older adults, with 9 percent of adults aged 50-64 and nearly 3 percent of adults 65 and older reporting marijuana use in the past year, according to a study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine and the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

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30-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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    27-Aug-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 699437

Marijuana Found in Breast Milk Up to Six Days After Use

University of California San Diego Health

To better understand how much marijuana or constituent compounds actually get into breast milk and how long it remains, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine conducted a study, publishing online August 27 in Pediatrics.

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23-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    21-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699172

New Wave of Complex Street Drugs Puzzles Emergency Doctors

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

At a time when drug overdoses are becoming more prevalent and lethal, a new report provides a snapshot of regional illicit drug use and, for the first time, highlights the complexity of detecting and treating patients at hospital emergency departments for a severe drug-related event.

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20-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698680

Cannabis for Epilepsy? Debate Addresses Opinions on Medical Marijuana for Seizures

International League Against Epilepsy

It’s been used for medicinal purposes for more than 4,000 years and was the basis for one of the newest epilepsy drugs on the market. Does medical marijuana have a place in epilepsy treatment?

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7-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 698202

UCI awarded $9M grant to determine the long-term effects of cannabis on adolescents and study the impact of cannabis across the lifespan

University of California, Irvine

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, a 4-year, $9 million grant aimed at determining the long-term impact of cannabis exposure on the adolescent brain.

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30-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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    27-Jul-2018 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 697832

Cannabis Does Not Improve Breathlessness During Exercise in Patients With Advanced COPD

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Inhaled vaporized cannabis does not appear to improve or worsen exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a randomized controlled trial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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24-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT

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