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How Marijuana Affects the Brain

Doctors say the studies that have been done suggest marijuana can benefit patients in the areas of managing neuropathic pain, which is caused by certain types of nerve injury, and in bolstering appetite and treating nausea, for instance in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. 1,102 more words

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Is Marijuana a Medicine?

Charlene DeGidio never smoked marijuana in the 1960s, or afterward. But a year ago, after medications failed to relieve the pain in her legs and feet, a doctor suggested that the Adna, Wash., retiree try the drug. 255 more words

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Quackery disguised as science harming unis

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PSEUDOSCIENTIFIC health courses are undermining the credibility of Australian universities, according to an editorial in a leading medical journal.

Homeopathy, iridology, reflexology, kinesiology, healing touch therapy, aromatherapy and energy medicine are offered at more than a third of the nation’s universities. 472 more words

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New England School of Acupuncture Announces New President

 Ms. Susan L. Gorman as its next president.

“NESA’s board is confident that Sue’s experience in running an educational institution and her extensive business background, as well as her energy and vision will help lead NESA at this time,” says Laura R. 315 more words

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Drug shortages for paramedics forces review

Alarmed by drug shortages that could affect the lifesaving efforts of paramedics, a medical board that oversees emergency medical services in Southern Nevada is exploring the possible use of alternative medications, which would require the re-education of rescue personnel. 668 more words

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Alternative medicine not an enemy

I wasn’t always a believer in alternative medicine. When you’re growing up, you believe what you’re told.

So I accepted that the way I was treated when I had an illness was the right way, the only way, to do things. 631 more words

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Walking and Moderate Exercise Help Prevent Dementia

ST. PAUL, Minn. – People age 65 and older who regularly walk and get other forms of moderate exercise appear to significantly lower their risk of developing vascular dementia, the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the December 19, 2007, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.The four-year study involved 749 men and women in Italy who were over age 65 and did not have memory problems at the beginning of the study. 362 more words

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