Cannabidiol, also known by the acronym of CBD, is one of the active cannabinoids identified in hemp and cannabis whose characteristic is to have no psychoactive effects, that means to be free of drug effects on the brain. This feature gives the chemical an important advantage as a medicine.
Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, on Monday issued an order which will be extending the public health emergency. This move is the state’s response to the HIV outbreak which has been rampant since it first broke out in mid-December.
Until Tuesday, it was found that there were approximately 135 cases of the disease of which 129 were confirmed while 6 were in preliminary. This increase in the number has been linked to the increases in injected drug usage. The drug, as it seems, is primarily prescription opioid opana.
Researchers of an international group have carried out a trial that shows that the reduction of the HIV level is possible by the consumption of the herpes medication.
They found that contrary to the previous studies, the herpes drug valacyclovir helps in the reduction of the HIV-1 among patients who did not even suffer from herpes.
A report released by American Cancer Society along with several universities has linked a number of diseases, even basic infections, to smoking with the number of deaths in United States alone reaching 480,000. The study published in New England Journal of Medicine says that an addition of 60,000 to 120,000 deaths is seen each year which is linked to tobacco usage.
Many medical communities are working to come up with better answers to Ebola and as per the latest news the first major vaccine trials have begun in Liberia. There are many people that are affected here in Liberia and therefore the scientists want to make sure that they start their trials in the country. To keep the vaccines under control the trials are done under strict security and in a secret location. The aim of the trial is to immunize more than 30,000 volunteers including front-line health workers. Health communities claim that more than 8000 people have died here due to Ebola and in Liberia there were more than 3000 cases reported.