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My personal obsession with prion diseases with smidges of music I like and rescue dog advocacy from a disabled Oregonian.


Song in my head: For united we stand....divided we fall...and if our backs should ever be against the wall...we'll be together.....Brotherhood of Man


Cannabinoids May Inhibit Neurodegeneration, Slow Onset Of Disease, Experts Announce At Clinical Conference

Compounds in marijuana may provide symptomatic relief and slow the progression of certain types of chronic illnesses including Multiple Sclerosis, according to clinical research presented last week at the Third National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics.

"Cannabinoids are useful therapeutic agents for movement disorders and have potential as neuroprotective agents to slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases," such as Parkinson's disease and Tourette's syndrome, said Juan Sanchez-Ramos, Director of Movement Disorders at the University of South Florida in Miami.

Geoffrey Guy, Executive Chairman of GW Pharmaceuticals in Britain, said that human trials examining the efficacy of whole-cannabis extracts in patients with MS indicate that cannabinoids may limit disease progression, not just treat symptoms.

Study Finds No Association Between Marijuana Use And Incidence Of Oral Cancer

Contrary to previous research findings that have suggested a link, marijuana use does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of developing oral cancer, according to a large, population-based study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Health insurance executives lead compensation

Oregon’s highest-paid health-insurance executives received better compensation packages than their counterparts nationwide, an analysis of state regulatory filings conducted by The Oregonian shows.

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