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Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson’s’ Helps Scientists Develop Test

In Scotland there’s a woman who can smell changes in body odor corresponding to the presence or onset of Parkinson’s disease. Keeping with Scotland’s decorated history of medical discoveries, this “curse and a benefit” is now being used to develop a fast test for Parkinson’s that involves simply scraping a cotton ball over the back […]

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Gold Could Hold the Key to Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment That’s Cheaper and Non-Invasive

Gold could hold the key to treating inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research. The debilitating condition, which includes both Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, has no cure, and can prove fatal in some cases. The main treatments for the disease are drugs such as aminosalicylic acid preparations and corticosteroids, which can cause anaemia and intestine […]

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Legalized marijuana is a global warming nightmare – Washington Examiner

Leaders in the Democratic Party are backing legislation to reduce carbon emissions. Some of them are also sponsoring bills that would expand the cannabis industry, ranging from the MORE Act to the Safe Banking Act and now the Cannabis Administration…

Cannabis-Fed Chickens May Cut Antibiotic Use on Thailand Farms

The government of Thailand just removed cannabis from its list of narcotic substances, which they hope will benefit the tourism and pharmaceutical industries. Chickens could end up being the major beneficiary of the relaxation, as scientists in Chiang Mai have begun testing to see if cannabis could replace antibiotics in commercial farming. Their findings, which […]

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Malaysia Abolishes Mandatory Capital Punishment for 11 Crimes Including a Non-Violent Drug Offense

Introducing concepts of “proportionality” as part of efforts to “improve the criminal justice system,” Malaysia has abolished the mandatory sentencing of the death penalty for 11 different offenses. Hailed as a victory for death penalty abolitionists, the ruling, rather than repealing the death penalty altogether, places sentencing decisions into the hands of the judge to […]

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Cannabis Products With High THC Levels Do ‘Cut Chronic Pain’

Cannabis products containing the active ingredient THC do relieve chronic pain in the short term, scientists have revealed. The study is one of the first into its pain-relieving properties despite many products being legalized and sold across the U.S. Voters in Oregon, Washington and 20 other states have legalized medical and recreational marijuana, however the […]

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Handheld Device Painlessly Identifies Skin Cancer Without Biopsy Scars

Skin biopsies are no fun: doctors carve away small lumps of tissue for laboratory testing, leaving patients with painful wounds that can take weeks to heal. That’s a price worth paying if it enables early cancer treatment. However, in recent years, aggressive diagnostic efforts have seen the number of biopsies grow around four times faster […]

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Scientists Use Sound to Destroy Half of Liver Tumors – and Boosted Immune Systems Cleared Away the Rest

Noninvasive sound technology developed at the University of Michigan breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells, and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread—an advance that could lead to improved cancer outcomes in humans. By destroying only 50% to 75% of liver tumor volume, the rats’ immune systems were able to clear […]

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Cannabis And Pancreatic Cancer: Botanical Drug Kills 100% Of Cancer Cells

A botanical drug based on an extract of Cyathus striatus fungus and a cannabinoid extract from the cannabis plant has eliminated 100% of pancreatic cancer cells—relatively selectively and without damaging normal cells—in experiments conducted on a cell model. The fungus has been the subject of research to test its anti-cancer efficacy in Professor Fuad Fares’ […]

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