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  1. News - World - DRUGS

    Israel breeds medicinal cannabis without the buzz

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Kfar Birya, Israel

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kfar Birya, Israel Growers can tailor plants to relieve symptoms of different illnesses without psychotropic effects Israel breeds medicinal cannabis minus the buzz At the end of an unpaved road, in a quiet suburb of a sleepy town in northern Israel, horticultural revolutionaries are growing a strain of cannabis they say relieves symptoms of some chronic ...

  2. Losing weight no longer a drag

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new drug that both increases weight loss and helps smokers kick the habit has shown promising results in clinical trials. Rimonabant, developed after research into why cannabis users experience a fierce appetite after smoking the drug, is being hailed as a possible solution to two of the world's most pressing health issues. Full report- A12 ...

  3. Teenagers experimenting with drugs at 15, says narcotics chief

    Posted Mar 06th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Vidal and Kelvin Kwan Chor-yiu, arrested for possessing cannabis in Tokyo, has raised public awareness. Ms Wong said she 'did not exclude the possibility' that some schools hide ...

  4. Medi watch

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ned Lydon

    ... 'It's a nice bonus,' says team leader Valerie Beral. Cannabis more harmful than tobacco Smoking cannabis significantly increases the risk of developing lung cancer- even more so than ... to about 20 cigarettes in terms of the cancer risk, and that cannabis smoke contains twice the level of carcinogens, Reuters reports. Cannabis already may be responsible for one in 20 cases of lung ...

  5. Medi Watch

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jason Sankey

    ... to a study at King's College, London. 'We've suspected that cannabis is linked to psychoses, but we've never had scans to show how the mechanism works,' says team leader ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and seized quantities of the illegal drugs cannabis, ketamine and Ice worth more than HK$33,000 from a house in Shui Tau Tsuen, Yuen Long. Drink-driving suspect held Police arrested a man, 47, ...

  7. Should marijuana be legalised?

    Posted Sep 27th 2004, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... Pulcheria Chung, Oliver Kwan Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College No. The effects of smoking marijuana are disastrous. It hinders short-term memory and users may have difficulty in handling complex tasks. Studies have shown that about 15 p ...

  8. Ancient remedies find a fresh role: integration with modern treatments

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of cancer are advised to use alternative therapies for relief. According to Ko, while cannabis and morphine are generally perceived to be drugs which can effectively reduce pain, neither of these offers long-term, sustainable relief. Cannabis acts on the central nervous system, he says, 'so a patient's increased tolerance makes it ineffective after a month or two. Morphine can ...

  9. Medi watch

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... The incense, which has been found to contain a cannabis-like substance called JWH-018, is sold under such names as Spice Gold, Spice Tropical Synergy and Spice Yucatan Fire. The Spice range has been ...

  10. Medi watch

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... on the surface of cells may help suppress colorectal cancer. Cannabinoids are related to the tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, found in cannabis. The CB1 receptor is known to play a role in relieving pain, ...




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