Sweden approves medical ‘marijuana’. Following the lead of drug regulators in Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Spain and four other European countries, Sweden’s Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) approved a cannabis-based mouth spray for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) on Feb. 12.
Apart from the eight European countries, the cannabis spray is also available in Canada (since 2005) and New Zealand, where it’s been approved for relieving pain and muscle spasms associated with multiple sclerosis.
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Study says memory can be boosted by electric shocks. We take it for granted, but practically all of our daily activities depend on having a memory. Talking, reading, understanding, socializing—these all depend on having learned and stored information about our environments.
It’s our memory that allows us to retrieve events from moments ago or from the distant past, enabling us to form habits and learn new skills. If we were unable to access past experiences or information, we’d also be unable to recognize our friends or family, find our way home, understand language, or even knot our neckties. Life would be a series of disconnected experiences—each one new and unfamiliar. Without any sort of memory, we’d quickly perish.
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Health experts may have finally found THE panacea — the legendary elixir of life. And it’s not a potion, but a powerful antioxidant extracted from the bark of maritime pine trees that grow mainly in a 900,000 hectare man-made forest in Gascogne, along the Atlantic coast of southwest France.
You can, of course, dismiss news like this. Skepticism in this age of “supplement fatigue” — when many health supplements, once hailed as miracle-workers, have been exposed as hoaxes — is warranted. But you shouldn’t.
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