Monthly Archives: January 2020

The father of cannabis research: Q&A with Raphael Mechoulam


Journal of Cannabis Research is proud to announce that Prof. Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has joined its editorial board. Prof. Mechoulam and his research team are responsible for isolation and identification of several major plant cannabinoids, including ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). In this blog, Prof. Mechoulam answers questions posed by David Gorelick, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cannabis Research.

Biology Health Medicine

Containing neglected tropical diseases: extending efforts to reduce global impact

Dr Robert Bergquist reflects on the World Health Organization’s Roadmap for the control of a number of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), the inauguration of ‘World NTD Day’ and the prospects of elimination of disease through health-related poverty alleviation. The 30th January 2020 is a decisive day in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Designated… Read more »


What is your Public Health Priority?

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Public health covers a broad range of topics from “quality education” to “life on land” but what is the most important challenge right now? We asked delegates at the APHA meeting in Philadelphia, USA, and the EPH conference in Marseille, France, for their public health priorities.

Health Medicine

Advancing the science of scaling up: highlights from the 2nd Annual UK Implementation Science Research Conference


The Centre for Implementation Science at King’s College London hosted its 2nd Annual UK Implementation Science Research Conference last summer, which BMC was proud to support and attend. Proceedings from the conference were subsequently published in Implementation Science, our flagship journal for the implementation science community. Here, Andrew Walker, deputy clinical director, Musculoskeletal, Health Innovation Network shares an overview of this year’s event.

Health Medical Evidence

Cannabis conversations: the role of the health care professional

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With recent developments in cannabis legislation in the United States, it is more important than ever that heath care providers are prepared to have conversations with their patients about cannabis use. In this blog, the authors of a recent review in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, discuss the role health care professionals play in having evidence-based discussions with patients who use cannabis whether medical or recreational.