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The ancient Egyptians used medical cannabis extensively four thousand years ago, and the diuretic, antiemetic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic effects of cannabis were well known in medieval medicine.
by David Leyonhjelm - 7/04/2014 - 37 comments
In this landmark publication, researcher and physician Dr Peter Gøtzsche traces the sorry history of deception, bribery and corruption that has allowed this extraordinary situation to develop.
by Tony Reid - 2/04/2014 - 1 comment
Reports concentrated on claims there was no evidence of adverse health effects, neglecting to note '...the body of evidence...is small and poor quality'.
by Max Rheese - 2/04/2014 - 7 comments
Today a young married woman, excited about being pregnant, can present to her doctor for her first prenatal appointment and be asked about whether she 'wants' the pregnancy as a matter of routine.
by Debbie Garratt - 27/03/2014 - 46 comments
I am 69 so my chances of prostate cancer would be 63 in 1000. However I have now had a positive PSA test result.
by Chris Golis - 25/03/2014 - 9 comments
By analysing contested arenas such as global climate change, military secrecy, and racial ignorance, they showed that ignorance in these areas was the outcome of cultural and political struggles.
by Ken Macnab - 11/03/2014 - 37 comments
Six Australian public hospitals do more than 200 hip replacements a year. In one, the cost of a hip replacement is $9700 a patient. In another it is $23,400, nearly 2 ½ times higher.
by Stephen Duckett - 7/03/2014 - 6 comments
The absence of a compensation scheme alone should be considered a scandalous lapse in policy. Is it ethically acceptable to pressure people who are healthy to take a risk, and have no 'safety net' in place?
by Baz Bardoe - 25/02/2014 - 17 comments
A 20 year-old London man has become the latest victim of 'neknomination', a dangerous trend which combines extreme drinking with social media exposure to threaten the lives of young adults and teenagers.
by Mal Fletcher - 17/02/2014 - 9 comments
The Act on Facts campaign is acknowledgement by the wind industry that they have not been able to successfully control the dissemination of information that is detrimental to their very existence.
by Max Rheese - 17/02/2014 - 19 comments
Using the risk perception factors above, environmental advocates are able to dramatize the risks: 'if it scares, it airs'.
by Martin Nicholson - 14/02/2014 - 34 comments
Raising the drinking age will save lives. Maybe your kid's.
by Jonathan J. Ariel - 30/01/2014 - 18 comments

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