Psychology & Psychiatry

Cannabis extract helps reset brain function in psychosis

Research from King's College London has found that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis. Results from a new MRC-funded trial, published ...

Neuroscience

Cannabidiol reduces aggressiveness, study concludes

A new study has concluded that cannabidiol attenuates the aggressiveness induced by social isolation. The research, based on a mouse model, was performed by scientists at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto Medical ...

Neuroscience

Could marijuana chemical help ease epilepsy?

(HealthDay)—A chemical found in marijuana might help prevent epilepsy seizures, but drug laws have hampered research efforts, a new study says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cannabidiol is a powerful new antibiotic

New research has found that Cannnabidiol is active against Gram-positive bacteria, including those responsible for many serious infections (such as Staphyloccocus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae), with potency similar ...

Medications

Pot-based prescription drug looks for FDA OK

A quarter-century after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drugs based on the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, additional medicines derived from or inspired by the cannabis plant ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Review: cannabidiol may be beneficial for oral mucositis

(HealthDay)—Cannabidiol could be beneficial for the treatment of oral mucositis, although data on its use in dentistry are scarce, according to a review published online Feb. 12 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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