Tag: pain

  • Does marijuana hurt or help your brain? Scientists rush to study the drug's impact | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Does marijuana hurt or help your brain? Scientists rush to study the drug’s impact

    As national attitudes and laws around cannabis use have evolved, so have the commercially grown strains of the plant. Some marijuana varieties today contain levels of THC, the drug’s psychoactive compound, as high as 50 percent, compared to around 5 percent a generation ago. But as PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports, the effects…

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  • Understanding the science of pain, with the help of virtual reality

    PBS NewsHour segment, aired 10/4/17.

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  • Prescription opioid overdoses down, but opioid substitute overdoses way up

    A new Stanford study shows that initiatives aimed to curb opioid abuse have been a double-edged sword.

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  • Researchers and clinicians are searching for alternatives to opioids like hydrocodone, seen here.

    Finding Alternatives to Opioids

    As the opioid crisis continues to unfold, doctors and scientists are exploring other ways of fighting pain.

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