The Great Debate — Medical Marijuana

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Even though the cannabis plant has a long history of medicinal use, with evidence dating back to 2,737 BCE, it’s still a subject of hot controversy.

It appears to be a standing battle between politics and science.

The legality requires proof of medical marijuana’s effectiveness.

Reports of success are anecdotal.

Yet there are no funds for clinical trials and it remains on a back burner for further NIH funding and research.

(Wow. What a surprise!)

Dr. Ben Whalley, who is leading the research at the department of pharmacy at the University of Reading, said: “There was a stigma associated with cannabis that came out from the 60’s and 70’s associated with recreational use, so people have tended not to look at it medicinally as a result.”

But now, some experts are calling for fresh research into the potential of cannabis-like compounds to help alleviate seizures.

Because further evidence has emerged…

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“Pseudo Seizures” AND Epilepsy – Yes, You CAN Have BOTH!

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Some know it as non-epileptic seizures (NES), psychogenic non-epileptic seizures  (PNES), or “pseudo seizures”.

And then there’s epilepsy. Which is what?

What seizures all have in common is that they are usually sudden, short, and cause a change in the person’s awareness of where they are, what they are doing, what they are thinking or what they are feeling.

Some people have more than one type of seizure.

For example, around 15 in every 100 people with non-epileptic seizures (NES) also have epilepsy.

And the numbers are all over the charts in reference to research…

Because non-epileptic seizures often are mistaken for epileptic seizures.

While some patients who have both types can distinguish between the two, others find it difficult to distinguish when they are having non-epileptic seizures.

One study was done to evaluate the frequency of epilepsy in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES).

The evaluation was carried…

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Kavanaugh, Young and Old

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USA TODAY: Black crime victims with records get little aid

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3 Revolutionary Epilepsy Watches!

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They’re, attractive, efficient and a boon to the monitor market.

Meet the Smart Watches…

SUMMARY:

Apple SeizAlarm — A user-friendly iPhone and Apple Watch app which allow those with epilepsy and other seizure disorders to alert emergency contacts automatically when seizure-like motion is detected or manually if they need immediate help or think they might need help soon. Detects seizure-like motion, requests immediate help, seizure monitoring control, GPS location tracking, and event log tracking. Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Price: No cost for the app itself. Costs include the Apple device itself + $6.99/month or $69.99/year subscription for seizure detection and the help request service.

Without the “ALERTS” subscription, users will be able to log seizures manually but will not be able to send help requests. http://seizalarm.com/

EmbraceCreated to track your activity, stress and overall body balance, enabling people who live with…

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Are you a Parentified Child?

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By David Joel Miller.

If you are a Parentified Child how do you ever finish growing up?

An icon illustrating a parent and child An icon illustrating a parent and child (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some children grow up way too young. Are you one of those people?  Did you take on roles that were far too adult for your age? Parentified children begin to act like adults before they ever have the chance to be kids. This causes them problems later in life.

If you came from a dysfunctional home, and there are lots of different types of dysfunctional homes, you may have been cast in the role of parent for your mother or father. They played the child role; you tried to be the responsible adult. You made their food, cleaned the house and may have cared for your siblings. You may have had to call their bosses or make excuses for them when they were…

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Hate spreads in Trump’s America: “We need to root out white supremacy just like the cancer it is”

Salon talks to Arjun Singh Sethi about helping hate crime victims speak out in his new book “American Hate”

Source: Hate spreads in Trump’s America: “We need to root out white supremacy just like the cancer it is”

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