Medical cannabis for childhood epilepsy can trigger early puberty


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– – There is promising research on the health news today at noon on how the coronavirus is affecting the seriously ill. A study by the American Academy of Neurology finds that stroke is not a common complication for those admitted to intensive care with COVID and is rarely severe enough to cause death.

New research in the journal “BMJ” suggests that the use of medical cannabis in severe childhood epilepsy can trigger early puberty. Doctors issued the warning after finding abnormally high levels of testosterone and other reproductive hormones in a two-year-old boy who took cannabis oil to reduce his seizures.