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Study Finds Cannabidiol Reduces Frequency of Convulsive Seizures in Children and Young Adults with Dravet Syndrome

Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic childhood epilepsy associated with drug-resistant seizures and high mortality, may be amenable to treatment with cannabidiol (CBD), a constituent of cannabis (Cannabis sativa, Cannabaceae). While 4 small trials reported mixed results, in vitro and in vivo models show antiseizure activity. A standardized oral solution of CBD (prepared and provided by GW Pharmaceuticals; London, United Kingdom)

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Hops Extract Improves Anxiety, Depression, and Stress Symptoms in Healthy Young Adults

The female inflorescence of hops (Humulus lupulus, Cannabaceae) is used traditionally to treat insomnia, excitability, and restlessness. The German Commission E approved the use of hops for sleep disturbances and mood disorders such as anxiety and restlessness; however, according to the authors, there is a lack of high-quality, placebo-controlled studies evaluating the efficacy of hops in reducing stress-related symptoms. Hence,

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