Day: August 20, 2019

20/08/2019 Off By Dorthy Rand

Oncologists Believe That CBD Benefits Cancer Patients

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A study conducted by the University of Colorado Cancer Center and published in EurekAlert! shows that while 93 percent of oncologists surveyed believe that CBD Oil products benefit cancer patients, only 46 percent of them have a prescription for medical cannabis.

The main concerns were about appropriate dosage, limited knowledge about available products and how to get them, as well as possible interactions with other drugs.

“I think we lack useful tools in some cases,” says Ashley E. Glode, PharmD, Assistant Professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science and the main author of the study.

The survey was conducted among 48 specialized oncologists, 47 doctors, 53 registered nurses and 17 pharmacists. 89% of those surveyed said that medical cannabis education and training programs could help physicians decide whether to prescribe medical marijuana or cannabis-based medicinal products.

Interestingly, 68% of the respondents received cannabis information from their patients, … Read More

20/08/2019 Off By Dorthy Rand

Cannabis Cures The Restless Leg Syndrome

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        Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is classified as a neurological disorder that can affect anyone of all ages. It becomes most painful when a person ages. Sometimes RLS is referred to as Willis-Ekbom’s disease or Wittmaack-Ekbom’s syndrome. Both names come from, among others, one of the first physicians to discover and identify RLS in 1943, Dr. Karl-Axel Ekbom.

        To qualify as RLS, a patient must meet five specific criteria. First, he needs to feel a strong need to move his legs, usually accompanied by an unpleasant feeling of subcutaneous crawling on his legs. Secondly, the willingness to move the leg must increase during periods of prolonged rest or inactivity. Thirdly, leg movement must relieve at least some of the unpleasant sensations. Fourthly, RLS must happen most often at night. Fifthly and finally, the need to move the legs cannot be explained by any other medical or psychological condition.

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