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COVID-19 mutation does not make virus more infectious

Researchers at University College London have found that COVID-19 mutations do not make the virus more likely to spread, as previously feared.
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More evidence on how to manage chronic pain can bring relief

Dr Ganesan Baranidharan, consultant in anaesthesia and pain medicine at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, explains the power of neuromodulation for managing chronic pain and explains why comprehensive evidence is needed.
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The role of plants in drugs and medicines

Dr Deborah Lee from Dr Fox Online Pharmacy sheds light on the role of plants in drugs and medicines in this absorbing analysis.
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Lesbian and bisexual women more likely to have substance addictions

Sexual minorities, especially women, are more likely to have substance addictions due to discrimination, stress and childhood trauma.
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New kisspeptin drug could treat polycystic ovary syndrome

Imperial College London are working on clinical trials of a kisspeptin drug that could treat PCOS, HA and other reproductive health problems.
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49% of young adults in US feel deep loneliness during lockdown

Loneliness during lockdown is one of the most universal afflictions - when researchers studied young adults in the US, they found "alarming" levels of COVID-19 depression.
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New treatment that ‘stuns’ arthritis pain could reduce opiate use

Over 350 million people suffer from arthritis pain globally, which means significant levels of opiates are used to manage the condition - but what if there was a less addictive treatment?

The role of pharmacy during COVID-19

Gino Martini, RPS Chief Scientist and the Science and Research Team at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society reflect on the role of pharmacy during COVID-19 in delivering accessible, safe and effective care for all.
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Blood pressure medicines do not increase chance of COVID-19 death

Though heart damage plays a role in how someone deals with COVID-19, researchers at the American Heart Association found that blood pressure medicines don't impact your chances.
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Novel biomarkers predict response to rheumatoid arthritis treatment

A new study, led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, uses novel biomarkers to predict patient responsiveness to rheumatoid arthritis treatment.
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US healthcare: 34% of older people could be prescribed the wrong drugs

A new study found that it costs patients over $450 a year when they are prescribed the wrong drugs, making them twice as likely to go to hospital.
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Research finds hydroxychloroquine does not work against COVID-19

A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases found that hydroxychloroquine did not work to protect healthcare professionals from COVID-19.
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Research finds cannabis could reduce OCD symptoms by 50%

OCD symptoms could be eased by atleast half in the short-term, according to a new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
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Savage Cabbage: Where did it begin?

In early 2016, I had reached a point in life where I needed to make a life-changing decision: Read the Savage Cabbage journey on OAG.
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Ilesol Pharmaceuticals: First European cannabinoid à la carte company

Here, Ilesol Pharmaceuticals discuss how they became the first European cannabinoid company to unlock this sector of the market.
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CBD: Narcotic substance or a novel food product?

CBD is at the forefront of pharmacology. So why has the European Commission changed its recommended status to “Narcotic”? Read on to find out more.
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How can e-Learning for Healthcare help overcome the ‘opioid epidemic’?

Here, we learn all about the ‘opioid epidemic’ and how e-Learning for Healthcare’s e-PAIN programme is helping NHS staff to overcome it.
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MHL Series B equity financing and global CPG partnerships

Here, we learn how Mile High Labs, a leading processor of hemp-derived cannabinoids, have raised Series B equity financing and are preparing for global CPG partnerships.
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The import of medical cannabis: Germany and the Netherlands

Kathleen Denoodt continues to enlighten us on the subject of medical cannabis, particularly imports to Germany and the Netherlands.
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Stop drug testing and start impairment testing

A new public health app by DRUID® measures factors to give an overall score of impairment, evolving the classic idea of drug testing.

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