Marijuana is Much More Powerful

US researchers found most medical marijuana contains THC levels above 15 percent, which is triple what studies suggest is necessary for medical uses such as pain relief
US researchers found most medical marijuana contains THC levels above 15 percent, which is double what studies suggest is necessary for medical uses such as pain relief

A new study has tracked the potency of cannabis products across a number of American states, finding the majority of medical marijuana is stronger than it needs to be for pain relief purposes. The research suggests higher THC levels are unnecessary for medical uses and can increase the risk of negative side effects.

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WND Exclusive – Will the FDA approve Chloroquine to treat Coronavirus?

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Something rather remarkable has occurred just recently regarding the Chinese/Wuhan coronavirus. And yes, I said it. Go ahead and call me a racist if you wish.

A treatment has been developed that shows promise at stopping the virus in virtually all patients for whom it’s been administered.

Early tests suggest that it can stop the virus from being contagious in just six days, with little to no side effects.

This is a huge breakthrough that’s happened in no time flat.

I stress that this appears effective as a treatment. It is not a vaccine, but if it’s as effective as advertised, it will buy the time needed to develop one.

Professor Didier Raoult from infection hospital l’Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection in Marseille, France, said that, “the first COVID-19 patients he had treated with the drug chloroquine had seen a rapid and effective speeding up of their healing process, and a sharp decrease in the amount of time they remained contagious.” read more

New Herniated Disc Treatment

The procedure takes only five to 10 minutes, after an initial discectomy
The procedure takes only five to 10 minutes, after an initial discectomy
Cornell University

Not only are herniated discs painful and debilitating, but treatments for them leave something to be desired. A new technique, however, may be more effective than anything that’s come before. read more

WND Exclusive – Would the ‘Squad’ use an Israel-developed coronavirus vaccine?

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Will anti-Semites, like those in the “Squad,” reject a COVID-19 vaccine if it is developed by Israel?

Regarding the coronavirus, as things improve in China, things will likely worsen in America. However, they are not likely to get as bad as it is in others countries, like Italy.

But we have to be careful about comparisons. The effects of this virus are apparently amplified in the elderly and those with pre-existing health issues.

What isn’t widely publicized is that Italy’s median age is much higher than other European nations, thus it is being hit much harder than nations with younger overall populations.

That being said, the reason why things are improving in China while worsening in the U.S. and elsewhere is the timeline. read more

Canadian Healthcare Ain’t Great

by: Brent Smith

With America currently in the grip of coronavirus madness, healthcare is again front and center.

Will there be a treatment? How long will it take to develop and once it is, how long will the wait be for the administration of it once it is available?

Well, it may all depend on what country you reside in.

Many in America, especially leftists, complain about the American healthcare system. They would prefer something like, for example the Canadian system, where everyone is covered, its all free and it’s far superior to the American system.

So once a vaccine is produced, let’s all run across the border to Canada, because Canadian healthcare is great!

Or is it?

French-Canadian entrepreneur Alain Lambert has a different take on it – and it’s not quite as rosy.

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Scorpion Venom for Arthritis

Scorpion venom has been identified as an unlikely source of a potential new treatment for arthritis
Scorpion venom has been identified as an unlikely source of a potential new treatment for arthritis

They mightn’t seem like the most obvious places to look, but the venom of deadly creatures like spiders, snakes and scorpions are an increasingly rich source of medicines for human health. The latest example of this comes from scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, who have discovered a tiny protein in scorpion venom that could become part of a potent new treatment for arthritis. read more

In-Body Gene Editing

CRISPR has been used in the human body for the first time, to correct a genetic
CRISPR has been used in the human body for the first time, to correct a genetic blindness condition
OHSU/Kristyna Wentz-Graff

The CRISPR gene-editing tool has been used inside the human body for the first time. In a new clinical trial, scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) are testing the technique as a treatment for a genetic mutation that causes blindness. read more

Could Have Had a Coronavirus Vaccine

from NBC:

Scientists were close to a coronavirus vaccine years ago. Then the money dried up.

“We just could not generate much interest,” a researcher said of the difficulty in getting funding to test the vaccine in humans.

Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Center for Vaccine Development in Houston, at his lab in 2012.

HOUSTON — Dr. Peter Hotez says he made the pitch to anyone who would listen. After years of research, his team of scientists in Texas had helped develop a vaccine to protect against a deadly strain of coronavirus. Now they needed money to begin testing it in humans. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Printed Body Parts for Combat Medicine

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U.S. Army
  • West Point pre-med students are doing research that could lead to the 3D printing of “bio bandages” and small body parts.
  • So-called “bio printers” could print things such as bone cartilage and blood vessels the same way regular 3D printers print solid objects.
  • The research is still in the early phases but could have applications for soldiers wounded in battle. read more

Ping Pong Helps Parkinsons

A pilot study has found that regular ping pong sessions may improve symptoms in elderly Parkinson's patients
A pilot study has found that regular ping pong sessions may improve symptoms in elderly Parkinson’s patients

In calling for sharp hand-eye coordination, alertness and quick reflexes, pingpong (or table tennis to its more serious practitioners) has come to be seen as a useful therapy for a number of ailments, in particular Alzheimer’s, dementia and those associated with the brain. Researchers in Japan have turned their eye to its potential to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, with a six-month preliminary study pointing to significant improvements in the participant’s ability to carry out a variety of everyday tasks.

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