Meet Raphael Mechoulam, the man who found medicinal properties of hashish

That marijuana gives you a high was known to all, but it was an 85-year-old chemist from Tel Aviv, Raphael Mechoulam, who took the theory beyond this concept and discovered that hashish even possessed medicinal properties.

Among its benefits, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive... read more

Researchers Using MRI to Find Christmas Spirit

Danish researchers said they are using MRI to look for evidence of the Christmas spirit in different people. The findings of this small study were published today in the British Medical Journal's annual Christmas issue.

The researchers for their study used tongue-in-cheek scientific... read more

Lifestyle factors, not random cell mutations, to blame for most cancers, claims study

Defying an earlier research that blamed random cell mutations for the development of cancerous tumours, scientists in a new study have suggested that up to nine in 10 cancers are a fallout of factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution.

Conducted by scientists at... read more

Study determines vegetarianism to be more harmful to environment than eating meat, multiple headlines suggest

Many headlines suggested Tuesday that a new study has discovered vegetarianism to be worse for our surroundings than consumption of meat, and has flown in the face of previous study. The researchers behind the latest study have said that’s a complete mischaracterization of what has been found by... read more

FDA’s Approves a Drug to Reverse Effects of Deep Paralysis Caused Due To Muscle Relaxants

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its approval to Merck & Co Inc.'s drug Bridion, used to reverse the effects of muscle relaxants used during surgery by doctors.

The drug genetically known as sugammadex can generate annual sales of $557 million by 2020, according... read more

Alzheimer’s patients can live longer with Moderate quantity alcohol

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark claim that Alzheimer’s patients who drink moderately have lesser chances of early death.

The study first tracked 321 participants for 12 months and then observed them for the next three years. The patients, comprising those with... read more

-Easiest Way to Reduce Effects of Stress Is To Help Others: Study

A new study by researchers from School of Medicine of Yale University and University of California Los Angeles suggested an easiest and interesting way to relieve oneself of the unnecessary pressure.

The study researchers said that being kind and good to others is the best possible method... read more

Martin Shkreli is Back with His Usual Tricks to Raise Drug Prices

Martin Shkreli, financial and pharmaceutical executive with the title of America’s most hated man, is back with his well known tricks: rather than proving cost-effective medicines, Shkreli is hiking price of another drug. In a video, he can be seen saying that just 300 people in the US are with... read more

FDA Approves First Drug for Treating Overdose of Cancer Treatment

US regulators have given a green signal to the first and the only drug that can treat the overdose of chemotherapy or severe allergic reactions. The approval was based on clinical data that showed that overall survival rate of patients with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) toxicity who received a single... read more

Liberia Close to Declare End of Ebola

According to a Reuters report, the mandatory surveillance period of 166 people in Liberia who were declared at high risk of catching Ebola has now ended. Completion of the period takes the country a step closer to declare it as Ebola free nation.

The recent news could be a sigh of relief... read more

Colorado’s First Successful Bionic Eye Transplant helped Woman Regain her Lost Vision

Till now, bionic eye transplant was just like a dream for many scientists, but has now been successful for the first time ever at CU vision center. On December 10, a Colorado woman received Colorado's first bionic eye transplant at the Eye and Vision Care Center of the University of Colorado.... read more

CDC: Over 50% High Schools and 80% Middle Schools in the US not teaching Sex Education

US schools don’t consider sex education as an important topic, suggests a new report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 50% high schools and about 80%middle schools in the country are not teaching sex education topics recommended by the CDC, the report said... read more


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