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Inflammation is a “hot” topic in medicine. It appears connected to almost every known chronic disease—from heart disease to cancer, diabetes to obesity, autism to dementia, and even depression. Other inflammatory diseases such as allergies, asthma, arthritis, and autoimmune disease are increasing at dramatic rates. As physicians we are trained to shut off inflammation with …

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Marijuana shows potential in treating autoimmune disease

Researchers have discovered a novel pathway through which marijuana's main active constituent, THC, can suppress the body's immune functions. The recent findings show that THC can change critical molecules of epigenome called histones, leading to suppression of inflammation.

FAMOUS SPOONIE: Sinéad O'Connor is a controversial Irish singer. She's also another of the fibromyalgia celebrities who has taken the time to reveal how this chronic syndrome has debilitated her life. In 2003, she stated that her fibromyalgia diagnosis was one of the key factors that led to her retirement from music. She said that while she has a very high threshold for pain, the fatigue was so debilitating that she simply was unable to handle it, thus was forced into early retirement.