Can medical marijuana effectively treat childhood epilepsy?

Following media reports of children with epilepsies reportedly deriving benefits from medical marijuana (or cannabis-based medicinal products) accessed abroad, the UK government allowed clinicians to prescribe these products. A review published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology explores the science behind cannabis-based medicinal products in pediatric epilepsies and highlights areas…

One in seven medical diagnoses incorrect

The estimated 140,000 diagnostic errors made in Australia every year could be prevented by implementing key strategies, according to a perspective paper by a University of Queensland researcher. UQ’s Professor Ian Scott said statistics have revealed around 21,000 cases of misdiagnosis made in a clinical setting involved serious harm, and…