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UCLA awarded $3.5m grant to study pain relief and cannabis

UCLA awarded $3.5m grant to study pain relief and cannabis

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been awarded a grant of $3.5m (~€3.16m) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will...
Cannabis lowers odds of illicit opioid use in chronic pain patients

Cannabis lowers odds of illicit opioid use in chronic pain patients

Canada and America are currently experiencing an opioid crisis – with two million people suffering with an opioid disorder and more than 130 opioid...
NICE must consider therapeutic potential of different cannabis medicines

NICE must consider therapeutic potential of different cannabis medicines

The Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) is urging NICE to consider the potential therapeutic value of different cannabis formulations for a variety conditions. The CMC...
Millions of Brits using street cannabis to treat chronic health conditions

Millions of Brits using street cannabis to treat chronic health conditions

A new poll conducted by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis and CPASS by YouGov has shown the full extent of illicit cannabis use in...
Could virtual reality help people to combat chronic pain?

Could virtual reality help people to combat chronic pain?

Icebergs, oceans and sprawling landscapes – could these tranquil scenes be beneficial for people suffering with chronic pain? Scientists from Imperial College London have found...
Snail venom to pain relief: how conotoxins can be used in pain therapy

Snail venom to pain relief: how conotoxins can be used in pain therapy

Conotoxins, found in the venom of the one of the sea’s deadliest creatures, the cone snail, have the potential to become a new class...
Did you know that swimmer's shoulder is common in more than 75% of swimmers?

Did you know that swimmer’s shoulder is common in more than 75% of swimmers?

Presented at the AAP 2019 conference, research showed that painful swimmer's shoulder may be due to the intense 'no pain, no gain' work ethic. The...
People using opioids for long-term pain urged to join study to improve care

People using opioids for long-term pain urged to join study to improve care

Researchers have launched an innovative study to improve care for patients who manage long-term pain using opioids. The study at Keele University forms part of...

Ehlers-Danlos and chronic pain added to US Marijuana Programme

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and chronic pain have been accepted onto Connecticut Medical Marijuana Programme by the Board of Physicians. The state’s Medical Marijuana Program’s Board of...

Physical therapy access may reduce opioid prescriptions

A new study has shown that patients who first saw a physical therapist or chiropractor for lower back pain were much less likely to...

Study shows cannabis flower with high THC levels is effective for pain relief

Researchers have revealed strong evidence that cannabis flower with high levels of THC can significantly reduce pain. The study, conducted by the The University of...

Imperial College London expands its cannabis research programme

Imperial College London and research partner EMMAC will be expanding a cannabis research programme that aims to evaluate the ‘entourage effect’ of cannabinoids for...

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