Want to Calm Your Anxious Pet With CBD? Some Products Are All Bark and No Bite: Study
Companies have unleashed hundreds of CBD pet health products accompanied by glowing customer testimonials claiming the cannabis derivative produced calmer, quieter and pain-free dogs and cats. But some of these products are all bark and no bite. “You’d be astounded by the analysis we’ve seen of products on the shelf with virtually no CBD in them,” said Cornell University veterinary researcher Joseph Wakshlag, who studies therapeutic uses for the compound. “Or products with 2 milligrams per milliliter, when an effective concentration would be between 25 and 75 milligrams per milliliter. There are plenty of folks looking to make a dollar rather than produce anything that’s really beneficial.” Such products can make it to the shelves because the federal government has yet to establish standards for CBD that will help people know whether it works for their pets and how much to give. Still, there’s lots of individual success stories that help fuel a $400 million market that grew more than tenfold since last year and is expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2023, according to the cannabis research firm Brightfield Group. Amy Carter of St. Francis, Wisconsin, decided to go against her veterinarian’s advice and try CBD oil recommended by a friend to treat Bentley, her epileptic Yorkshire terrier-Chihuahua mix. The little dog’s cluster seizures had become more frequent and frightening despite expensive medications. “It&rsq...
Publication date: Available online 30 March 2020Source: Journal of Orthopaedic TranslationAuthor(s): Lawrence C.-M. Lau, Jason C.-H. Fan, Kwong-Yin Chung, Kin-Wing Cheung, Gene C.-W. Man, Yuk-Wah Hung, Carson K.-B. Kwok, Kevin K.-W. Ho, Kwok-Hing Chiu, Patrick S.-H. Yung
Conclusions: Spending less time in sedentary behavior and greater physical activity levels, especially vigorous physical activity, are associated with better health-related quality of life in middle-aged women. Vigorous physical activity is associated with a better SF-36 physical component scale, which might mean a reduction in exercise time with similar improvements for women's quality of life. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02358109. Date of registration: 05/02/2015
Objective: To investigate the association between common mental disorders (CMD), sleep quality, and moderate and severe menopausal symptoms in adult women in southern Brazil. Methods: This cross-sectional, population-based study investigated a representative sample of 393 women (age 40-69 years) living in an urban area. A standardized and pretested questionnaire that included the Self-Reporting Questionnaire-20 for CMD (Self-Reporting Questionnaire-20 ≥7), the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index-BR for sleep disorders (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index>5), and the Menopause Rating Scale for moderate/severe menopausal sy...
Conclusions: The MsFLASH trials contributed substantially to our understanding of bothersome menopausal symptom treatment. It is important that clinicians counseling women about available treatment options consider all therapies—both nonhormonal and hormonal.
AbstractNeuropathic pain (NeP) is an intractable pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory nervous system. NeP is often challenging to manage because most of the mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Recent investigations in the field of autoimmune neurology have demonstrated that specific autoantibodies against antigens in the somatosensory pathway can cause NeP. Detection of pathogenic autoantibodies in NeP adds to the understanding of the mechanism of pain, which might aid in the development of novel immunotherapies. Therefore, it is necessary to explore novel NeP ‐related autoantibodies to improve the man...
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2020Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and PathologyAuthor(s): Hironori Miyamoto, Tomohisa Nakamura, Hiroyuki Takashima, Tomomi Mizutani, Maki Morita, Marina Hirose, Masashi Kurata, Michinori Maeda, Naofumi Aoki, Shinichiro Kato, Yasuyuki Shibuya
We’re tackling a few urgent questions from parents in this time of coronavirus and COVID-19. Are you wondering if babies and children should continue to have vaccines on schedule? Thinking about how to manage regular medical appointments, and which situations require in-person visits to a pediatric practice? Read on. Should parents take babies for initial vaccines right now? What about toddlers and older children who are due for vaccines? The answer to this question is going to depend on many factors, including what your doctor’s office is offering. As with all health care decisions, it comes down to weighing r...
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Homeless people in Las Vegas have been directed to sleep in rectangles painted on the pavement in a makeshift parking lot camp as a way to limit the spread of the coronavirus
Publication date: June 2020Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 126Author(s): Wale Johnson Adeyemi, Luqman Aribidesi Olayaki, Tahir Ahmad Abdussalam, Abosede Pelumi Toriola, Akeem Babatunde Olowu, Adebayo Jamiu Yakub, Aliu Olayinka Raji
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