Medicine

Study presents potential of psychedelic brew ayahuasca on palliative and hospice care

Authors suggest ayahuasca may promote a change of perspective on life and death

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Havn Life Sciences to study psilocybin’s effect on the human immune system

Specifically, the study will determine if a single dose of psilocybin extract can affect the body’s inflammatory response

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Research recommends abstinence from cannabis, other drugs during pregnancy

Babies exposed to drugs require more care and longer stay in hospital

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Research Roundup: small study shows psilocybin effective in treating depression

Also: Israeli researchers say cannabis can be a safe and effective treatment for chronic pain

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Dr. Pritesh Kumar on the current state of medical cannabinoid research

Kumar’s responsibilities include the development of a cannabinoid analytical testing laboratory and cannabinoid genomics lab at Canadore College

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Research Roundup: study shows cannabis does not increase pain sensitivity

Patients who use opioids to manage chronic pain can be subject to hyperalgesia, or greater sensitivity to pain, but cannabis use doesn’t carry the same risk

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