Synthetic cannabis could treat sleep apnea: Dangerous drug linked to scores of deaths has some benefits for illnesses, surprising study finds



Synthetic cannabis has been to blame for deaths, accidents and may cause cancer, but at least one form may have therapeutic effects, a study suggests.
The researchers tested their theory that the brain might play an important role in sleep apnea, and that its messages might be changed by a cannabinoid.
A synthetic, purified cannabinoid, called Delta-9-THC, reduced episodes of the shallow breathing that disrupts sleep for apnea sufferers. 
The University of Illinois at Chicago researchers caution that the version they used has long been FDA-approved, and is not the same as other 'synthetic'... read more

 
29 November 2017 in Health, Views: 52
Source: Daily Mail
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