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Hundreds are paying for private medical cannabis prescriptions

‘Hundreds’ of epilepsy and MS patients are paying up to £800 a month for private medicinal cannabis because ‘nothing has changed’ since health chiefs made them legal on the NHS Specialist doctors can prescribe unlicensed marijuana containing THC  There is thought to have been very few, if any, prescription on the NHS  NICE ruled cannabis

How Finnish health tech startups are getting off the ground

Perhaps it’s no surprise that the startup scene is thriving in a culture known for braving harsh conditions. And while the startup world isn’t quite a wintry Finnish blizzard, it is known to test its founders and employees’ fortitude. Within the last decade Finnish digital health startups such as Meru and Kaiku have emerged as up-and-coming

Neurons’ ‘antennae’ are unexpectedly active in neural computation

Most neurons have many branching extensions called dendrites that receive input from thousands of other neurons. Dendrites aren’t just passive information-carriers, however. According to a new study from MIT, they appear to play a surprisingly large role in neurons’ ability to translate incoming signals into electrical activity. Neuroscientists had previously suspected that dendrites might be

Who are the 1 in 4 American women who choose abortion?

The abortion debate is at the center of U.S. political dialog. Voices from both sides flood social media feeds, newspapers, radio and television programs. In the last year, attacks on reproductive rights sharply increased. In 2019, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky and Mississippi successfully passed so-called “heartbeat” bans to prohibit abortion as early as six to

Guess Why All Your Fave Celeb Moms Are Twinning

If you spent your post-Mother’s Day brunch intermittently napping on the couch and scrolling through Instagram, you’re not alone (Bloody Marys and Eggs Benedict are basically Ambien). That also means you may have noticed something a little strange on your IG feed – all of your fave celeb moms were wearing the same thing! It’s

Wait, Are Negative-Calorie Foods For Real?

You’ve probably known someone who consumed insane amounts of celery because digesting it required more calories than the food contained. However, the idea of “negative calorie foods” is nothing more than a myth, according to a new study published in a pre-print publication, bioRxiv. In case you’re not familiar with the idea, some dieters believe