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Medical News Today: Can Marijuana Help Treat Fibromyalgia?

Although best known as a recreational drug, marijuana has been used medicinally for thousands of years. In the United States, the use of marijuana (also known as cannabis) is illegal under federal law. However, many states have passed laws to decriminalize its use for the treatment of specific …

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Medical News Today: 'Soft robot' designed to pump failing hearts

A team of researchers has designed a robotic sleeve capable of artificially mimicking the muscles of the heart. This new technology could be a lifesaver for individuals with heart failure awaiting transplant. Soft robots could revolutionize cardiac medicine. Each year, more than 2,000 people in the United States receive …

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Medical News Today: Could statins help to reduce blood clots in veins?

Statins are commonly prescribed for preventing cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke. Now, a pooled analysis of published studies covering millions of participants finds that the cholesterol-lowering drugs may also prevent venous thromboembolism, a leading but avoidable cause of hospital deaths. The new study finds a clear link …

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