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In this excerpt from "Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience: A Brain-Mind Odyssey" neuroscientist David E. Presti discusses runaway excitation and its role in epilepsy.
Book Excerpt, Medicine, Epilepsy & Seizures
Cannabinoids, particularly CBD, have taken the limelight with their dramatic life-saving effects in some cases of intractable epilepsy.
Quick Hit, Medicine, Epilepsy & Seizures
Synthetic cannabinoid binds with high potency to the CB1 receptor — about 10-20x higher than THC.
Quick Hit, Safety, Synthetic Cannabinoids, Science, Synthetic & Pharmaceuticals
An Israeli observational study of 367 people using cannabis for fibromyalgia shows promising results.
Quick Hit, Medicine, Fibromyalgia, Pain
Bipolar disorder is rarely considered from the perspective of the endocannabinoid system in mental health.
Quick Hit, Medicine, Bipolar Disorder
Could CBD save the lives of babies born with brain damage? A new clinical trial aims to find out.
Article, Medicine, Inflammation, Stroke & Brain Injuries, Safety, Pregnancy
Personally threatening children is not the best way to make kids fear cannabis.
Quick Hit, Medicine, Addiction & Alcoholism, Politics, World, Safety, Youth
Dr. Donald Abrams laid out the potential of cannabis in cancer care in a recent piece titled "Should Oncologists recommend cannabis?"
Quick Hit, Medicine, Cancer, Inflammation, Nausea, Pain
The claim that cannabis causes or precipitates psychosis has long been a foundation for opposing cannabis.
Quick Hit, Medicine, Schizophrenia & Psychosis
Australian scientists recently published an open label study of Epidiolex in pediatric epilepsy.
Quick Hit, Medicine, Epilepsy & Seizures, Safety, Drug Interactions