TV News LIES

Tuesday, Apr 28th

Last update03:52:08 AM GMT

You are here News Health Compound in cannabis may help treat epilepsy, researchers say

Compound in cannabis may help treat epilepsy, researchers say

E-mail Print PDF

CannabisBritish researchers have determined that a little-studied chemical in the cannabis plant could lead to effective treatments for epilepsy, with few to no side effects.

The team at Britain’s University of Reading, working with GW Pharmaceuticals and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, tested cannabidivarin, or CBDV, in rats and mice afflicted with six types of epilepsy and found it “strongly suppressed seizures” without causing the uncontrollable shaking and other side effects of existing anti-epilepsy drugs.

According to the findings, reported this week in the British Journal of Pharmacology, CBDV also delayed and reduced seizures when used in conjunction with two common anti-convulsant drugs.

“There is a pressing need for better treatments for epilepsy,” said Dr. Ben Whalley, the lead researcher.  “It’s a chronic condition with no cure and currently, in around one third of cases, the currently available treatments do not work, cause serious side-effects and increase fatalities.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Pharmaceutical Companies Buy Rivals’ Drugs, Then Jack Up the Prices

Big pharmaOn Feb. 10, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. bought the rights to a pair of life-saving heart...

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

Diet PepsiPepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it...

Chipotle removes all food containing GMOs from its menu

ChipotleChipotle Mexican Grill announced on Sunday that it had completed an initiative to remove all food...

Blue Bell expands recall to all of its products

Wisteria outbreakBrenham-based Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products from the shelves after more ice...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!