Cannabis use linked to greater chance of avoiding early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

People who consume cannabis may have a lower chance of experiencing subjective cognitive decline compared to people who do not, according to a study published in the journal Current Alzheimer Research. Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is a condition categorised by the self-reported experience of worsening or more frequent episodes of memory loss and confusion. It

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Dancing the best exercise for treating depression, study says

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A meta-analysis of over 200 studies has compared the effects of exercise on depression, and found that dancing produced the best outcomes. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, analysed the results of 218 unique studies to identify which kind of exercise best treats major depressive disorder, either alongside or instead of prescription antidepressants

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Legalisation is not linked to an increase in cannabis-related psychosis

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A study of data from pre and post-cannabis legalisation in Canada has found no increase in admissions to hospitals for cannabis-related episodes of psychosis. The relationship between cannabis use and episodes of psychosis is a contentious issue that is often raised by opponents of legalisation. Results from previous studies have been mixed, with some finding

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App launches feature to connect medical cannabis patients directly with doctors

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A patient-facing app designed to offer an alternative to the cannabis clinic model prevalent in the UK has launched a new feature that can connect patients directly to doctors, according to a press release sent to leafie. Script Assist is a licensed online platform available via Apple and Android apps, as well as its website, which

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Cannabis medicines “significantly improve sleep quality” insomnia study finds

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Data derived from medical cannabis patients being treated for insomnia show that cannabis could be an effective treatment for the disorder that affects the sleep of approximately 10% of people living in the UK. The study, published in the journal Brain and Behavior, assessed clinical outcomes that were self-reported by patients who were being prescribed

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Psychedelic use may improve sexual function, study finds

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The consumption of psychedelics such as magic mushrooms and LSD may help to improve sexual function months after use according to a study published in the medical journal Nature. To understand the relationship between psychedelic use and sex, researchers from the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London analysed questionnaire responses from almost 300

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Thai government says it is set to ban recreational cannabis use

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The Thai government has announced it will ban the recreational use of cannabis through a new version of the cannabis and hemp control bill Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew said on Tuesday. Thailand decriminalised cannabis in 2022 under the Bhumjaithai party, leading to a wave of thousands of dispensaries opening across the country. Initially, the

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Simulator data shows no link between driving performance and THC blood levels in over 60s

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A study involving the use of a driving simulator to assess the ability of those aged over 60 to drive after using cannabis has shown no direct link between driving performance and THC blood levels. Researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada published the results in the Journal JAMA. The participants were aged between

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