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Pain In Soft Tissue

Fatigue and excess fluid in the body can both contribute to fibromyalgia and lipedema. They are found most frequently in middle-aged women who are overweight and depressed. A study published in the Journal of Pain Research, “Common and Contrasting Characteristics of the Chronic Soft-Tissue Pain Conditions Fibromyalgia and Lipedema,” compares and contrasts pain associated with …

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Cost Plus Drugs

I’m assuming most of you know about Cost Plus Drugs which is Mark Cuban’s new online pharmacy. It offers substantial savings on many Rx medications, even for those with insurance coverage. As an example the Zithromax generic is around $150 retail and costs just over $10 through Cost Plus. How Cost Plus Drugs works With …

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Analysis: Plant-Derived Cannabinoids Provide Relief from Neuropathic Pain

“Los Angeles, CA: The use of either herbal cannabis or medicines containing plant-derived cannabinoids is associated with significant reductions in patients’ neuropathic pain, according to a review of placebo-controlled clinical trial data published in the Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.” As quoted in this article. Full Text article here.

Herb discovered to have activity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus

A metabolite called artemisinin is one of more than 600 secondary metabolites identified in Artemisia annua. The herb has been used as an anti-malarial therapy. Tu Youyou won the 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine for the finding against malaria. The botanical has also been used as an anti-spasmodic and anti-rheumatic. Groundbreaking research has identified a botanical that …

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World-first psilocybin clinical trial in the treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder receives ethics approval

28 October 2021 Monash University has obtained ethics approval for a world-first clinical trial investigating psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of severe Generalised Anxiety Disorder. In partnership with Incannex Healthcare Ltd, the randomised triple-blinded active-placebo-controlled trial, led by Dr Paul Liknaitzky, will assess the safety and efficacy of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy alongside exploring how the treatment …

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