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As Vets Demand Cannabis for PTSD, Science Races to Unlock Its Secrets | Scientific American

As Vets Demand Cannabis for PTSD, Science Races to Unlock Its Secrets

As Vets Demand Cannabis for PTSD, Science Races to Unlock Its Secrets

Curbs on studies have limited understanding of marijuana’s therapeutic mechanisms, but political pressure and a shift in research could soon shed light

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5 Great Medical Innovations Of The Past Few Years |Cool Business Ideas

When we look back on history, we often judge how far we have come by looking at the advancements we have made in medicine. Things like the polio vaccine, the discovery of penicillin and open heart transplants show us how far we have progressed. And while it may seem like these major innovations are few and far between, there are actually some major medical innovations happening all of the time. Below are just 5 of some of the best medical innovations of the past few years.

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Get More than Prescription Drugs | The Simple Dollar

Whenever people go to the doctor for an ailment, they often expect to walk out the door with a prescription in hand. Ideally, that prescription will help treat the problem.

Unfortunately, prescriptions aren’t always the magic answer you need.

Prescriptions often address symptoms, not the underlying cause. If you’re sick, they’ll get rid of some of the symptoms of the sickness, but they sometimes won’t treat what it is that actually is making you sick.

Prescriptions are often expensive. Some prescription drugs are reasonable. Others can cost you an arm and a leg.

Prescription drugs often come with side effects, some of them nasty. A few years ago, I was prescribed Bactrim for a severe sinus infection. Two days later, all of my skin turned bright red and I didn’t have enough energy to climb out of bed. The period when I was recovering from Bactrim left me bedridden, and since it was the start of winter, it ended up triggering the worst case of seasonal affective disorder I’ve ever had. The side effects of medications can really hit you hard.

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Scientists Reconstruct Brains’ Visions Into Digital Video In Historic Experiment

UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this process will allow you to record and reconstruct your own dreams on a computer screen.

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‘Torrent of abuse’ hindering ME (chronic fatigue) research | BBC

“It’s direct intimidation in the sense of letters, emails, occasional phone calls and threats,” says Professor Simon Wessely, of King’s College London, who has received a series of death threats and threatening phone calls, and now has his mail routinely scanned for suspect devices.

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