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Kent Mao

Citizen based in Mississauga, ON, Canada, Canada. Joined on Apr 4, 2013
Expertise in Health, Pharmaceuticals, Politics, Science & space

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Marijuana may help patients with Crohn's disease, study says

New research published earlier this month might have more patients with Crohn's disease turning to medical marijuana for relief.

Heavy marijuana use may lower bladder cancer risk, study says

Findings from an 11-year study have linked frequent marijuana use with a lower risk of bladder cancer, compared to smoking cigarettes or both substances.

Colorado Lawmakers Approve 25% Marijuana Tax

The Colorado legislature passed a number of bills on Wednesday regarding a state-wide system for legal marijuana sales, including House Bill 1318, which levies a 15 percent excise tax and a 10 percent sales tax on all marijuana products.

Cannabis-based spray approved in Italy

In an ongoing effort to penetrate the global market for cannabis-based medicines, GW Pharmaceuticals, a UK-based company, announced a key victory in Europe early this morning.

Stem cell research provides hope for epilepsy cure

Researchers from UC San Francisco have discovered a way to reverse severe forms of epilepsy in mice with stem cells, providing a new sense of hope for patients who suffer from the seizure-inducing disorder.

Mediterranean-style diet may preserve memory, study says

Following a Mediterranean-style diet may help to preserve memory and overall cognition, according to a new study from the U.S.

Cayenne outsells all other Porsche models combined

The first quarter numbers are in and all looks well for Porsche. But much of the credit goes to the Cayenne, which made up more than half of all Porsche cars sold.

Cancer drug Avastin linked to 52 cases of flesh-eating disease

Patients seeking cancer treatment are being cautioned of an unusual side-effect associated with the cancer drug known as Avastin.

Op-Ed: Should genes be patented?

The Supreme Court will soon decide on whether your genes can be patented in their consideration of the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics case.
 

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