People who use medical marijuana have higher rates of prescription drug use, study finds
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  April 27, 2018  
  Pharmacy / Pharmacology  
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 People who use medical marijuana have higher rates of prescription drug use, study findsPeople who use medical marijuana have higher rates of prescription drug use, study finds
 
Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use--including pain relievers.
 
   Study uncovers possible source of gender differences in migrainesStudy uncovers possible source of gender differences in migraines
 
Of the more than 38 million Americans who experience migraine headaches, 28 million are women. Compared to men, women also experience more frequent and severe migraines and don't respond as well to drug treatments.
 
   New compound could offer pain-relieving properties without risk of addictionNew compound could offer pain-relieving properties without risk of addiction
 
Researchers at the University of Michigan have engineered a new compound that animal tests suggest could offer the pain-relieving properties of opioids such as morphine and oxycodone without the risk of addiction.
 
 Mouse study shows how tungsten accumulates in the bones
 
Mouse study shows how tungsten accumulates in the bonesNew research shows how and where tungsten accumulates in bones of mice exposed to the element through drinking water. The findings, by a team of chemists and biologists at McGill University, could add to doubts over the once-universal assumption that tungsten poses little or no health risk to the general human population.
 
 
 Study explains why intense exercise curbs appetite
 
Study explains why intense exercise curbs appetiteEver wonder why intense exercise temporarily curbs your appetite? In research described in today's issue of PLOS Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers reveal that the answer is all in your head-;more specifically, your arcuate nucleus.
 
 
 New app could improve safety of cannabis use
 
New app could improve safety of cannabis useAlthough cannabis, also known as marijuana, has been shown to impair memory, reaction time and attention, it is difficult to assess this impairment in a natural setting. Researchers have developed a prototype app called 'Am I Stoned' that could help cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series of phone-based tasks.
 
 
 Finding the 'keyhole' to beat obesity at the cellular level
 
Finding the 'keyhole' to beat obesity at the cellular levelAn international team has uncovered the potential to beat obesity at the cellular level, characterizing for the first time a complex, little-understood receptor type that, when activated, shuts off hunger.
 
 
 Breakthrough study promises to bring gene-editing technology much closer to therapeutic reality
 
Breakthrough study promises to bring gene-editing technology much closer to therapeutic realityImagine a future where a guided biomachine put into your body seeks out defective gene sequences in each cell and edits in the correct information with precision accuracy.
 
 
 GAS Dortmund's Breathspec Analyzer for Testing Volatile Substances from Human Breath
 
GAS Dortmund's Breathspec Analyzer for Testing Volatile Substances from Human BreathThe BreathSpec consists of a Gas Chromatograph and an Ion Mobility Spectrometer and is optimized for the sensitive detection of traces of Volatile Organic Compounds directly in human breath.