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Leo is a science writer with a focus on environmental and food research. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Newcastle University and a master's degree in science communication from the University of Edinburgh.


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Total: 93
A magic mushroom in a test tube.
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Psilocybin Is Safe to Give to Anorexic Patients, Trial Finds

Researchers gave the ‘magic mushroom’ drug to ten participants with anorexia, who then received follow-up psychological support.
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Awakn’s Ketamine-Gambling Disorder Study Expands To Test Whether the Drug Can Also Treat Binge Eating

Back in August of 2021, recruitment was underway for a first-of-its-kind study to assess whether ketamine can help treat gambling addiction. Now, the company behind the trial has expanded it to include three other behavioral addictions: binge eating disorder, compulsive sexual behavior and internet gaming disorder.
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Cannabis Farmers Should Routinely Test for Heavy Metals, Say Researchers

The cannabis crop’s natural ability to accumulate heavy metal elements from the soil can pose a threat to the health of consumers, according to a new scientific review.
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What is a Cannabis Testing Lab? With Jini Curry

What is a cannabis testing laboratory? What kind of testing services do labs provide? What equipment is found in a cannabis testing lab? Each of these questions (and more!) are addressed in this Analytical Cannabis special episode of Teach Me in 10.
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Cannabis Legalization Threatens Clean Indoor Air, Study Says

Most US states that permit legal on-site consumption of cannabis don’t protect clean indoor air, according to new research. The paper claims that, without new policies, the years of progress achieved on protections from second-hand tobacco smoke could be undone by cannabis legalization.
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Life as a Long-Hauler: What Do We Know About Long COVID?

In this honest account, science writer Leo Bear-McGuinness shares what it's like to live with long COVID as a "long-hauler", and explores how the condition has awakened an urgency in post-viral research.
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Potential Therapeutic Uses of Cannabinoids With Professor Roger Pertwee

Much of what we know about the cannabis plant and its effects on the human body has only been formally discovered in the past 60 years. A good deal of these pioneering investigations have involved today's Teach Me in 10 guest: Roger Pertwee, an emeritus professor at the University of Aberdeen.
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THC Can Remain in Breast Milk for Six Weeks, Study Finds

THC, the key intoxicating chemical of cannabis, can be present in human breast milk up to six weeks after marijuana use, according to a new study.
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High Doses of CBD Can Help Treat Cannabis Dependence, Study Finds

According to the new study from Lancet Psychiatry, a promising treatment for cannabis dependence could be right within reach of many cannabis consumers: CBD.
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Cannabis Cravings Differ Between the Sexes

Women who regularly consume cannabis experience more intense cravings for the drug than their male counterparts, a study has found.
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