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Marijuana and Strokes: Medical Reality or Scare Story? by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Apr 2013 2:18pm Heavy tokers may be at higher risk, but alcohol is the hidden confounder. Young people don’t suffer from strokes, as a rule. And when they do, at least half the time there is no obvious cardiovascular explanation. So it’s not surprising that drugs are often invoked as the culprit. A New Zealand study earlier this year once again rai ... Read on »
Is It Time To Consider Medical Marijuana for Bladder & Pelvic Pain? by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted Fri 01 Nov 2013 2:50pm There are few more hotly debated discussions in the USA than the use of medical marijuana. With the common and often ugly image of drug addicts smoking joints, it’s easy to think of marijuana as just a street drug. Yet, if we could remove that image from the American psyche and replace it with that of a medication hat reduces pain with far f ... Read on »
No Urine Test for Addiction by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 02 Apr 2010 11:00am Drug wars never work. The recognition that drug wars create crime is long overdue. More than fifteen years ago, a study of the economics of street drug dealing by the Rand Corporation confirmed that most drug dealers make more money illegally than they could possibly make through any form of legitimate employment. That equation ... Read on »
Marijuana: The New Generation by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 4:36pm    What’s in that “Spice” packet? They first turned up in Europe and the U.K.; those neon-colored foil packets labeled “Spice,” sold in small stores and novelty shops, next to the 2 oz. power drinks and the caffeine pills. Unlike the stimulants known as mephedrone or M-Cat, or the several variations on the formula for MDMA—both of which have ... Read on »
A Drug For Marijuana Withdrawal? by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 24 Apr 2012 9:38pm Researchers get good results with gabapentin. Marijuana, as researchers and pundits never tire of pointing out, is the most widely used illegal drug in the world, by a serious margin. And while the argument still rages, for some years now drug researchers have been migrating to the camp that sees marijuana as an addictive drug for a ... Read on »
Does Marijuana Withdrawal Matter? by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 19 Oct 2012 2:52pm What happens to some smokers when they cut out the cannabis. People who say they are addicted to marijuana tend to exhibit a characteristic withdrawal profile. But is cannabis withdrawal, if it actually exists, significant enough to merit clinical attention? Does it lead to relapse, or continued use despite adverse circumstances? S ... Read on »
Colorado Employers Allegedly Discriminating Against Marijuana Users by Lena Butler Posted Mon 03 Mar 2014 10:54am Although marijuana is now legal in Colorado for recreational use, many employers still consider it a controlled substance (as it is classified federally) and discriminate against its users. Urine drug tests are often used to screen potential employees by having them pass a pre-employment drug check or by screening employees by random drug testing ... Read on »
Will be interesting to follow th ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:22pm Will be interesting to follow this one...don't know if he was in an area where he could register as is done in Los Angeles county with "pot" cards..but again we don't know all the details on either side of this one...BD SAN FRANCISCO When his new boss at Ragingwire Inc. ordered Gary Ross to take a drug test, the recently hired computer tech ... Read on »
COMMON POISONS AND YOUR PETS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:12pm Now that summer has arrived for the whole country, your pets will be having more opportunities for exposure to poisonous substances, some outdoors and some indoors. Even though a lot of poisonings can be treated if caught early enough, it is still much better for your pets if they NEVER have the chance to be exposed. The ASPCA has been a longt ... Read on »
Health Headlines - February 16 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:25pm Air Pollution Damages Babies in Womb Babies' DNA can be damaged even before they are born if their mothers breathe polluted air, according to a study published on Tuesday. Researchers See Chance U.S. Might Pull COX-2 Drugs Doctors who led three studies showing prescription painkillers called COX-2 inhibitors raise the risk of heart at ... Read on »