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Medical cannabis may reduce opioid use for OA

Some report that the availability of medical cannabis may result in a reduction in opioid use. According to Healio: Access to medical cannabis may reduce opioid prescriptions in patients with osteoarthritis, with opioids no longer required in more than one-third of patients after medical cannabis certification, results presented here show....

Ex-JPMorgan Chase Exec Has A Plan To Narrow Racial Wealth Gap In Every Major U.S. City

According to Forbes: After a devastating year, Christmas came early for 4,000 financially hurting residents of Honolulu. Early last December, they received personalized Mastercard debit cards emblazoned with the city’s iconic beach and high-rises and, more importantly, loaded with $500 to be used for food purchases at grocery and convenience...

Heriot-Watt University develops AI companion for people with dementia

According to Med-Tech News: The idea for the ‘Agent-based Memory Prosthesis to Encourage Reminiscing’ (AMPER) project originated from Dr. Mei Yii Lim, a co-investigator of the project and an experienced memory modelling researcher.  Memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease occurs in reverse chronological order, with pockets of long-term memory remaining...