Cancer is probably one of the main focuses when it comes to researching the effects of medical cannabis. One of the reasons for this is because cancer is a condition that affects millions of people in different ways – whether it’s the brain, blood or bladder. The other reason is because the plight of cancer […]

Bipolar disorder is often put together with “classic” depression . Understandably so, because a persistent low mood is often a major part of bipolar disorder, and it is not uncommon for bipolar disorder to be misdiagnosed with unipolar depression. These periods are known as “mania” or “hypomania” (a milder form of mania), hence the previous […]

Autoimmune diseases are diseases where the your immune system attacks your own body. Usually, the immune system recognizes the difference between foreign invaders (pathogens such as bacteria and viruses). Approximately 8% of Americans have an autoimmune disorder of some sort. When a person has an autoimmune condition, however, their body’s antibodies sees parts of their […]

Autism is thought to be a “neurodevelopmental spectrum disorder” characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal & nonverbal communication, and restricted & repetitive behavior. Sensory processing difficulties are also common, as autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and synapses connect and organize. Self-harm, ritualistic or compulsive behaviors, delayed speech, an […]

ADHD, which was formerly known as ADD, is a neurodevelopmental mental disorder, characterized by problems paying attention, excessive fidgeting and difficulty controlling behavior. Symptoms usually appear before the age of 12 years old and last for at least 6 months, with significant problems at home, school and during recreational activities. ADHD is estimated to affect […]

Arthritis is an umbrella term describing any disorder that affects joints and bones. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, warmth & redness, a decreased range of motion and sometimes even affecting muscles and other organs. Osteoarthritis (degenerative bone disease) is the most common form of arthritis, and usually occurs with age or is a side-effect […]

Anxiety is an umbrella term for a broad range of anxiety-related conditions, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and, until recently, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Anxiety disorders are one of the most common forms of mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults in the US aged […]

ALS is a particularly nasty and debilitating degenerative neurological disorder. Muscle weakness & wasting, paralysis of the limbs and the deterioration of speech, swallowing and breathing. The condition is named after the baseball legend, Lou Gehrig, and many are perhaps familiar with this condition as it’s what Stephen Hawking suffers from. Most of those who […]