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Cannabinoids in medicine part 4: Epilepsy

In the fourth of a series of five articles, Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies discuss their expertise on cannabinoids in medicine.
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Malta’s stance on cannabis for medicinal and research purposes

Here, the Malta Medicines Authority (MMA) shares a vision which integrates regulatory sciences, innovation, and academic initiatives.

Medical education: Past and present

L. Maximilian Buja, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at McGovern Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, turns the spotlight onto medical education both past and present.
drug testing

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.
World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week: The importance of eye examinations

In recognition of World Glaucoma Week, The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) highlights how a simple eye test is a key way to detect Glaucoma.
breakthrough in stroke treatment, invasive surgery

Researchers make breakthrough in stroke treatment

An international research team has made a breakthrough in stroke treatment, with a drug that could stop brain swelling without invasive surgery.
lower back pain, vitamin D deficiency

Post-menopause vitamin D deficiency linked to lower back pain

A new study has identified that vitamin D deficiency is one of the key causes of increased disc degeneration and lower back pain.
uk cancer funding, NCRI

UK cancer funding reaches £700 million for first time

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) released figures today (4 February) showing that NCRI funding has reached £700 million for the first time.
reasons behind depression, amygdala

Researchers explore biological reason behind depression

Here, we look at MRI research on brain abnormalities that could be the biological reason behind depression.
MS and Prostate Cancer, cannabinoids

Healing with cannabinoids: MS and Prostate Cancer

Dr Shiksha Gallow, Medical Director of Biodata and Head Researcher at Cannabis Oil Research, provides evidence-based research on cannabinoids for treating MS and Prostate Cancer.
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European Medicines Agency and orphan designation

Here, we discover that the European Medicines Agency works to foster scientific excellence in the evaluation and supervision of medicines for the benefit of public and animal health in the European Union.
drug policy reform, psychedelic

The Psychedelic Renaissance and the importance of drug policy reform

In the view of Amanda Feilding, Founder of the Beckley Foundation, “Psychedelics are unique pharmacological compounds that hold the promise of a profound paradigm shift in psychiatry.” Here, we learn about the Psychedelic Renaissance and the importance of drug policy reform.
maturing cannabis market, cannabis

Growing pains: Creating value in the maturing cannabis market

Liam McGreevy, CEO of Ethnopharm Ltd, explains his thoughts on creating value in today’s maturing cannabis market, including how the firm can help both new and established businesses make sense of this.
innovative bed tracking

Innovative bed tracking at a Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Brendan Crossey, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Analytics Limited, directs our thoughts to innovative bed tracking at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, one of five health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland.
more efficient NHS

Data science: Providing medication and creating a more efficient NHS

Rich Pugh, Chief Data Scientist at Mango Solutions, discusses how data science can be used for good, with a particular focus on the provision of medication and helping create a more efficient NHS.
blood test for rare genetic condition, AADC

Researchers use blood test for rare genetic condition

PTC Therapeutics have announced the use of a blood test for the rare genetic condition, aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency.
Superbugs threat rises

Antimicrobial resistance: 10 million UK lives at risk as Superbugs threat rises

Only 11% of Brits see antimicrobial resistance as a serious threat to society, despite the outgoing UK Chief Medical Officer saying earlier this year that Superbugs “could kill us before climate change does”.
life with asthma and copd, ACCESS

Policymakers must address reality of life with asthma and COPD

Charles Kinney, Communications Manager, EFA, argues that the policymakers have a long way to go addressing the reality of life with asthma and COPD.
how genomics could improve healthcare

Bringing genomics into the clinic: Challenges and potential to improve healthcare

Ewan Birney, Director of EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), reveals how genomics could improve healthcare and pave the way to precision medicine.
stroke patients, tiny transporters

Tiny transporters could deliver treatment to stroke patients

Swarms of nanoparticles which are 15,000 times smaller than a pinhead may be able to deliver vital drugs to the brain, offering new hope to stroke patients.

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