GPs can now prescribe cannabis on the NHS

Two cannabis-based medicines have been recommended for use on the NHS for the first time. Epidyolex has been approved for two rare types of epilepsy, Lennox Gastaut and Dravet syndromes  while Sativex has been recommended for muscle spasms in multiple scierosis. The drug will not be used to treat chronic pain under new guidance from…

HIV rates go up five folds among older women

Several women aged between 45 and 56 being treated for HIV has increased five-fold in the UK over the past ten years – due to them not practising safe sex. According to a worldwide study of HIV and ageing in the female population , it is partly because women are living longer with the infection…

Fitbit snapped up by Google for $2.1bn

Google snaps up Fitbit for $2.1bn ( £1.6bn) “ Google is an ideal partner to advance our mission. With Google’s resources and global platform, Fitbit will be able to accelerate innovation in the wearables, scale faster and make health even more accessible to everyone” James Park co-founder and CEO who founded Fitbit 12 years ago.…

Downside of vaping illness

  Nearly 3 million people in UK uses Vaping and e-cigarettes, which is inhailing a mix of nicotine and heated oil which is often seen as an alternative to smoking which can help you quite but its safety is still very much in the dark.  In the US however, the potential risks are in the…

NHS introduces UK’s first ever Cannabis treatment clinic

The National Health Service opened the UK’s first ever cannabis treatment clinic in response to alarming levels of “skunk” induced psychosis, as tens and thousands of people are affected. Users of skunk, in the potent form of cannabis, are displaying symptoms of psychosis according to the psychiatrist leading the pilot clinic based in King’s College…

Snacking and binging with so many superfoods

The Way We Eat Now is an essential reading for all, as this books scans through climate change, shrinking biodiversity, the global rise of agro-industrial food complex and our nutrition and eating habits evolving around diet. The French invented lean cuisine. But now a push for quantity over quality in our food systems and the…

Weed culture

In England and Wales, 30 per cent, around 10 million adults, 16 to 64 have tried the drug at least once, according to the annual crime survey. Cannabis is classified as a Class B or middle risk substance, as around the world or “420” – Cannabis users will be lighting up to celebrate “weed culture”…

HealthVault to shut after 12 years

  Microsoft will close its personal health records service HealthVault launched in 2009, on November 20 , 2019, as per an email sent to users and accessed of by ZDNet . Any data within the service will be deleted on the shutdown date, Microsoft said. It allows businesses and consumers to store personal health records…