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Recent clinical research indicates that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the most active component of marijuana, can successfully alleviate symptoms associated with anxiety, sadness, and even certain types of cancer. However, evidence indicates that chronic marijuana users may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease. The link between marijuana and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease The study, which was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, examined 2,600 participants. The authors sought to establish whether the movement of blood (perfusion) through specific brain regions on functional neuroimaging (such as those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease) is altered in chronic marijuana users in a negative…

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GERMANY will ban travel from Britain starting Saturday because of concerns about a COVID-19 variant. After classifying Britain as an “area of variant concern,” Germany banned travel to the country to prevent the spread of the virus, a post on the German embassy’s website shows. “There are local outbreaks again, including cases of more infectious variants such as currently the Indian variant,” the post said. The embassy indicated exceptions to the ban for German citizens and people who are in the transit area of the airport while transferring from one flight to another. “We have looked at all available data…

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Local councils will be able to boost social care staffing levels through an extra £120 million of funding, the Government has announced. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said the new funds would help increase workforce capacity for care homes and domiciliary care providers hit by staff absences during the coronavirus pandemic. It comes on top of the £149 million announced in December to support the roll out of rapid Covid-19 testing and family and friend visits where possible. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “This funding will bolster staffing numbers in a controlled and safe way, whilst ensuring…

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