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Abuse of synthetic drugs on rise: UN report


June 24th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) While the global market for cocaine, cannabis and heroin has declined or remained stable, the production and abuse of new synthetic drugs has increased, the ... Read more...

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Smoking cannabis ‘ups cancer risk’


November 25th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A new US study has found that smoking cannabis may increase the risk of cancer by suppressing the immune system.Scientists believe the drug triggers the production of ... Read more...

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Smoked cannabis relieves chronic pain


August 30th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Smoked cannabis provides relief to patients suffering from chronic pain, improves mood and helps sleep, according to a new research.Oral cannabinoids have shown success in treating some types ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on painkilling system in brain


August 25th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): Repeated boosting of brain levels of one natural painkiller results in shutting down the brain cell receptors that respond to it, thereby killing its painkilling effect, according to ... Read more...

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Marijuana derivative may ease neuropathic pain sans side effects


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Scientists have found that a new compound similar to the active component of marijuana (cannabis) can provide effective pain relief without the mental and physical side effects of ... Read more...

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Kansas bans K-2 and other synthetic cannabinoids and chemicals


March 11th, 2010 - 2:17 am ICT by BNO News
TOPEKA, KANSAS (BNO NEWS) – On Wednesday, Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson signed into law the legislation HB 2411, a ban on K-2 and certain chemicals that are used to create synthetic drugs, ... Read more...

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Cannabis beneficial for multiple sclerosis, confirms study


December 4th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Cannabis can provide therapeutic benefits for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, says a new study.A systematic review, published in the open access journal BMC Neurology, found that five out ... Read more...

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Marijuana may make acute pain worse


August 14th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): The idea of medical use of marijuana for pain relief has been thrown into doubt after researchers from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that ... Read more...

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Active component of marijuana may fight brain cancer


April 2nd, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 2 (ANI): Cannabinoids such as the main active component of marijuana (THC) have anticancer effects on human brain cancer cells, a new study has found.In the study, Guillermo Velasco and ... Read more...

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Bodys own cannabis help in maintaining healthy skin


July 3rd, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that chemical compounds produced by our body, similar to an active ingredient in marijuana called THC can help in maintaining good skin. ... Read more...

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Marijuana may have anti-inflammatory agent that won’t get you high


June 25th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): According to a new research by Swiss researchers, a compound in marijuana might be a potent anti-inflammatory agent, which won't get people high.The finding could be ... Read more...

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Cannabis based medicines have minor, not major side effects


June 17th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 17 (ANI): A collaborative study by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), McGill University and the University of British Columbia (UBC) found that while the medicines ... Read more...

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Cannabis-based medicines can help kick the butt


March 8th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Smokers trying to quit in the near future can do it with the help of cannabis-based medicines, says a new research.Studying the cannabis-like compounds that exist naturally in ... Read more...

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Cannabinoids can inhibit tumor cell growth in highly invasive cancers


December 26th, 2007 - 3:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 26 (ANI): A new study has found that Cannabinoids, the active components in marijuana, may aid in inhibiting tumor cell growth in highly invasive cancers.Although, Cannabinoids are used in ... Read more...

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