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A Huge Breakthrough For Medical Marijuana

SOURCE: GW PHARMACEUTICALS, PLC<p>After <b>GW Pharmaceuticals plc</b> reported that its marijuana based medicine Epidiolex reduced seizures in patients with a rare form of epilepsy, medical marijuana advocates are breathing a sigh of relief. Why? Because high profile trials evaluating marijuana in cancer pain …

Scientists Have Removed HIV From Human Immune Cells Using a New Gene-Editing Technique

They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they …

High Anxiety Risk in Adolescence Linked to One Gene

Anxiety disorders often emerge in adolescence, when the brain goes through massive changes and new genes are expressed. Now, researchers have found a …

What's The Link Between Insomnia And Mental Illness?

Sleep deprivation does strange things to our bodies.<p><i>This article was written by Jo Abbott, from Swinburne University of Technology, and was</i> …

Tick saliva discovery could be key to treating blood and immune disorders

The discovery of how the proteins in a tick's saliva stop a human's immune system from running amok could be the answer to treating life-threatening …

Cure for HIV reportedly 3 years away

A cure for HIV and AIDS reportedly could be just a few years away after scientists have been able to successfully snip away the virus from infected cells and prevent the disease from returning.<p>Scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University are confident that within the next …

Medical marijuana now legal in 24 states

Pennsylvania just became the 24th U.S. state to legalize medical marijuana.<p>Governor Tom Wolf approved the measure Sunday, allowing the sale and consumption of cannabis for treating specific diseases or symptoms.<p>Wolf, a Democrat, said in a statement that the measure "will improve the quality of life …

The Death of a Partner Can Make Your Heartbeat Irregular

</3<p><i>This article was written by Simon Graff from Aarhus University, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>For decades, medicine has …

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Six new medical technologies worth watching

From growing blood vessels in labs to applying advanced nanotechnology to cancer testing, here are some emerging technologies that could have a big …

Medical Technology

People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be …

Public Health

Fighting HIV In Two High-Risk Groups: Sex Workers And Truck Drivers

She's a sex worker. She's clutching a glass of beer. She's drunk and can barely stand up.<p>She triumphantly declares she's going to sleep with 20 men tonight.<p>The woman is one of the many sex workers in the city of Beira in Mozambique — and one of the targets of a new pilot program set up by Doctors …