Alzheimer’s disease is scary. While pharmaceutical treatments exist, their effectiveness is minimal at best, and…
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If you have cardiovascular disease or a heart condition, you might want to lay off eating marijuana edibles as they may cause a heart attack. That’s a warning from researchers, based on the case of a 70-year-old man with stable heart disease who ate a lollipop with THC, one of the main compounds found in marijuana, because he thought it would help with pain and sleep problems. The lollipop contained 90 mg of THC. For comparison, a typical marijuana joint has around 7 mg, and Marinol (dronabinol), a synthetic form of THC used to ease nausea and stimulate appetite in…
Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease. It robs people of their futures, of their minds, and ultimately of themselves. It’s a grim diagnosis at any age, but it is especially devastating when it strikes people in the prime of life. Though the early-onset form of Alzheimer’s is not common, it’s particularly burdensome since these patients are often still raising children and are career-climbers with plenty of ladder left. This early form of the disease has gotten greater attention thanks to Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winning performance in Still Alice, based on Lisa Genova’s novel about a 50-year-old Harvard professor’s decline from Alzheimer’s. See…
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