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Exposing the criminal underground of the dark web

Open Access Governments speaks with Gareth Owenson, one of the founders of Searchlight, to uncover the murky underbelly of the world wide web.
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Sexual minorities more likely to have risky coping mechanisms

Sexual minorities are more likely to engage in risky coping mechanisms such as having unprotected sex, drinking and smoking.

Cannabinoids as an alternative to opioids for chronic pain

Cannabinoids with high THC-to-CBD ratios can help to improve moderate, short-term chronic pain band may be an alternative to opioids.
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Cannabis users 22% more likely to need emergency care and hospitalisation

Emergency department attendance and instances requiring hospitalisations are 22% higher among cannabis users compared with those who do not.
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Full spectrum CBD: What Sets Charlotte’s Web Apart

Here, Savage Cabbage explain why their full-spectrum Cannabidiol (CBD) products are different to others on the market.

UK Cannabis Industry – the next Scottish Whisky

Nick Morland, Tenacious Labs CEO, All-Party Parliamentary Group for CBD Products Secretariat, Jersey Cannabis Services Advisory Board Chair, writes about the UK Cannabis Industry – could this be the next Scottish Whisky?
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“Transformative experiences” of festivals can help connect humanity

People attending festivals commonly report having transformative experiences – which researchers find to improve connection to humanity and willingness to help others.
drug overdose deaths, stigma

Research combats rise of drug overdose deaths by addressing stigma

Looking at rising cases of drug overdose deaths, researchers discuss how stigma correlates to poor health outcomes for those struggling with addiction.
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Thailand gives out one million free cannabis plants to promote legalisation

One million homes will be given cannabis plants across Thailand, to mark the legalisation and attract foreign tourists – to be used for ‘medicinal purposes’ only.

Study explores cheaper way to produce compounds for pharmaceuticals

Researchers have developed a new tool that can make it easier and cheaper to fabricate the compounds needed for pharmaceuticals.

Ivermectin does not stop risk of COVID hospitalisation

According to a large study, ivermectin does not protect virus patients from the risk of COVID hospitalisation - performing the same as the placebo.
HRT shortages, menopausal women

HRT shortages create severe mental health issues in UK

Menopausal and perimenopausal women in the UK face a significant health issue, as HRT shortages lead to black market alternatives and increased risks of suicide.
legalised marijuana, prescription drugs

Legalised marijuana decreases prescription drug use

Recreational and medicinal legalised marijuana can reduce demand for prescription drugs, via state Medicaid programmes.
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UK fails to protect babies from sodium valproate side effects

Sodium valproate side effects are severe in pregnancy - but recent data reveals that the epilepsy drug is still prescribed, despite past evidence of birth defects.
psilocybin microdosing, depression

Can people alleviate depression with psilocybin microdosing?

Psychedelic use has been found to have positive effects on mental disorders – now, psilocybin microdosing shows hope for relieving depression.
female alcohol dependence, mental health struggles

Female alcohol dependence: Mental health struggles in women

Participants in women-only meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous experience a strong feeling of loneliness and rejection, due to the social stigma tied to female alcohol dependence.
attribution of consciousness, psychedelic drugs

Can psychedelic drugs provide insights to the attribution of consciousness?

Psychedelic drugs have recently been used to treat mental health disorders – now scientists find they can also provide better understanding into the attribution of consciousness.
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Diabetes – Is life without insulin possible?

Imagine a life without insulin: Research is bringing us closer to a cure and could change the lives of diabetes patients
Osteogenesis Imperfecta, bone cell function

The future of living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta

CEO of Brittle Bone Society Patricia Osborne, revisits aspects of the condition and shares what is known around current medical research and treatments, speaking to experts attached to the Charity.
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Can mice be an effective model animal for Covid-19?

Examining existing approved compounds to treat Covid-19 can significantly speed up the development of drugs.

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