Fighting fire with fire: Can cannabis-derived CBD help treat heroin addiction?

(Natural News) Heroin addicts might find it easier to stay clean if they take cannabis-based medicine. A recent study showed that the cannabidiol (CBD) in cannabis might reduce the cravings for addictive drugs. Further, cannabidiol was not addictive. CBD was safer than most pharmaceutical drugs used to rehabilitate drug addicts. Cannabidiol is gaining popularity as…

How old is life on Earth? Fossilized fungi could offer clues, say researchers

(Natural News) Ancient fungi might have made their way on land ahead of their plant counterparts. A recent analysis of fossil fungi from the Northwest Territories of Canada suggested that the organisms might be a billion years old. Researchers from Belgium, France and Canada discovered ancient fungi with a complicated and branching shape. They published…

Scientists explain how the brain’s “inner pickpocket” identifies objects

(Natural News) How do skilled pickpockets figure out an object with just the slightest touch? A study from the University of Cambridge and Columbia University revealed that the brain can identify an object’s properties using purely statistical information. In sum, everyone has an “inner pickpocket” lurking inside them. This interesting finding not only explains why this form…

Obesity prevention: Dawn-to-sunset fasting can be used for weight management, say scientists

(Natural News) Fasting activates natural processes in the body that improve and support a person’s overall health. A recent study demonstrated that fasting from dawn to sunset for 30 days can increase levels of metabolism-related proteins that help control weight. A group of proteins called tropomyosins regulates the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Higher levels of these proteins…

Scientists investigate resveratrol’s anti-hypertension properties

(Natural News) Your cardiovascular system will appreciate all of the blueberries, peanuts, red grapes, and red wine in your diet. The foods contain resveratrol, a natural compound that helps normalize blood pressure. Studies have already uncovered many other health benefits of resveratrol. It protects nerve cells against the aging process and may reduce the risk…

Compounds in lung moss can potentially treat even drug-resistant candida infections

(Natural News) A grayish lung-like lichen may help treat patients with infectious fungal diseases that developed a resistance to pharmaceutical drugs. A new study found that natural molecules in lung moss (Lobaria pulmonaria) possess anti-fungal activity and can selectively target drug-resistant strains of Candida albicans. The use of too many antibacterials, anti-fungals and other pharmaceutical drugs…