Health Problems

CBD reduces impairment caused by cannabis

The more cannabidiol (CBD) in a strain of cannabis, the lower the impairment to brain function, finds a new UCL-led brain imaging study. The research, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, is the first study using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to gauge how different strains of cannabis impact brain function. “Over the last two […]

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Empathy often avoided because of mental effort

Even when feeling empathy for others isn’t financially costly or emotionally draining, people will still avoid it because they think empathy requires too much mental effort, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Empathy, the ability to understand the feelings of another person, is often viewed as a virtue that encourages helping […]

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Better healing for eardrum injuries? Researchers testing new adhesive structures for medical applications

More than 30 million people worldwide suffer from eardrum injuries every year. If inadequately treated, the resulting hearing loss can severely restrict the patients’ quality of life. Smaller injuries can be treated by applying silicone or paper strips—larger cracks even require tissue transplantation. However, the tissues can slip. Inflammation can lead to premature dissolution of […]