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Why a Consultation with Medical Marijuana Doctor is Necessary?

Marijuana was formerly only used as a psychoactive drug, which had it banned for many years until the advanced medical research found it to be beneficial for several medical and psychological disorders. If you are tired of trying antibiotics and other regular medications for your anxiety headaches, emotional distress, maybe it’s time for you to consult medical marijuana doctors. They offer multiple benefits for health that are not only restricted to humans, rather they are equally fruitful for your pets. Medical marijuana is specifically designed to treat disorders like depression, arthritis, anxiety, and other such health-related issues. However, proper consultation from the marijuana doctor is highly recommended for it to be effective.  (more…)

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Wirkun­gen von Vi­ta­min E viel­­fälti­ger als ge­­dacht

Gemeinsam mit einem internationalen Forschungsteam entschlüsselten Pharmazeuten der Uni Innsbruck die entzündungshemmende Wirkungsweise von Vitamin E und seiner Stoffwechselprodukte. Die in der Zeitschrift Nature Communications veröffentlichte Studie zeigt, wie vielfältig und komplex Vitamin E und seine Metabolite wirken können. (more…)

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UCLA’s undergraduate researchers: ‘We’re going to have an impact on the future’

Serena Lee aspires to increase our understanding of people living with “invisible disabilities.” Amy Stuyvesant wants to figure out how changes in hurricane activity are helping or hindering the forests of Puerto Rico.

Although their subjects of their research are unrelated, these two graduating seniors share a key distinction. Thanks to the Wasserman Undergraduate Scholars Program, they are pursuing high-level research that they expect to have an impact far beyond UCLA. (more…)

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A Whole New Game in Cancer Rehab

Using a video game system to get exercise at home can help patients overcome one of cancer’s most common and cumbersome symptoms: severe, persistent fatigue.

Michigan State University’s Amy Hoffman and colleagues showed in an earlier study that the Nintendo Wii system was a safe and effective source of light-intensity exercise for patients with non-small cell lung cancer in the first six weeks after surgery. (more…)

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Omega-3 Supplements May Slow a Biological Effect of Aging

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Taking enough omega-3 fatty acid supplements to change the balance of oils in the diet could slow a key biological process linked to aging, new research suggests.

The study showed that most overweight but healthy middle-aged and older adults who took omega-3 supplements for four months altered a ratio of their fatty acid consumption in a way that helped preserve tiny segments of DNA in their white blood cells. (more…)

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New Biomarker Test Predicts Arthritis at Much Earlier Stage, MU Researchers Say

Early detection system would allow better treatment options

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— More than 27 million adults currently suffer from osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis. In the past, doctors have been unable to diagnose patients with arthritis until they begin to show symptoms, which include joint pain and stiffness. By the time these symptoms are present, it is often too late for preventive and minimally invasive treatment options to be effective. Now, a research team from the University of Missouri’s Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory has found a way to detect and predict arthritis before patients begin suffering from symptoms.

James Cook, a researcher from the MU College of Veterinary Medicine and the William C. and Kathryn E. Allen Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, along with MU researchers Bridget Garner, Aaron Stoker, Keiichi Kuroki, Cristi Cook, and Prakash Jayabalan, have developed a test using specific biomarkers that can accurately determine if a patient is developing arthritis as well as predict the potential severity of the disease. The test can be run off of a single drop of fluid from a patient’s joint, which is obtained with a small needle similar to drawing blood. (more…)

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What Makes Ticks Tick?

Durland Fish has researched ticks and their associated diseases for decades. A professor in the Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health, he has, among other things, contributed to the discovery that the bacterium that causes Lyme disease has European ancestry and that the disease, once nearly eradicated in North America, roared back with reforestation. More recently he helped develop a Lyme disease “app” for the iPhone and other Apple devices that provides users with detailed information about tick populations in any given area in the United States and even comes with a video on how to safely remove a tick. He has also worked on mosquito-borne West Nile virus and dengue fever. Students selected Fish as the school’s mentor of the year in 2010. (more…)

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