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12 Reports that Cannabis is an Effective Cancer Treatment

The utilization of cannabis for pharmaceutical purposes dates back to 2900 B.C. Fu Hsi, Chinese Emperor, at the time, refers to Ma (cannabis) for medicinal functions. By 1850, cannabis was touted as a medicinal therapy for cholera, convulsions, dysentery, gout, incontinence, leprosy, tonsillit ...

Side Effects Reduced in New Brain Cancer Treatment

A great new form of brain cancer treatment may be able to provide patients with fewer side effects than ever before. Traditional methods of radiation treatment generally involve many side effects that are difficult to cope with like hair loss, reddening of the skin, nausea, fatigue and more. This n ...

Why is Brain Cancer so Difficult to Treat?

The sudden death of Beau Biden, son of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, over this past weekend has been garnering international attention and awareness to brain cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, brain cancer is defined as, “a disease where abnormal cells form in brain tissue&r ...

How to Recognize the Symptoms of Brain Tumors

Brain cancer is a tumor on the brain or on nearby tissue such as the membranes, pituitary gland, pineal glad or cranial nerves.  Like many cancers, brain tumors develop when healthy cells mutate in their DNA.  These mutations accelerate the growth of cells and increase their division rate ...

Diagnosing and Treating Brain Tumors Using Nanoparticles

Nanomedicine is a portmanteau word that combines nanotechnology and medicine. Nanotechnology is a relatively new field in the science realm, as it was first postulated in the late 1950s. As technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate, it has enabled scientists to make significant stride ...