Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cannabis May Treat Malaria

By Gooey Rabinski, Whaxy.com Malaria is a disease that is relatively uncommon in technologically advanced nations, with only 1,500 cases appearing in the United States in 2013. It is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. Malaria causes symptoms that include high fever, vomiting, chills, enlarged spleen, flu-like illness, and even loss of consciousness. According …

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Senate Elizabeth Warren Asks CDC to Consider Cannabis for Dealing with Painkiller Epidemic

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asking them to consider and study the positive role cannabis could have in dealing with the nation’s painkiller epidemic. In the letter addressed to CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, Warren asks for more oversight of physicians that …

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