One of the most common head injuries is the concussion – and surprisingly it’s the one we can do the very least about. If you hit your head hard enough it can cause your brain to swell – which can cause headaches and all sorts of other neurological problems. But unfortunately there is no real medical treatment for a concussion – just rest, fluids and staying awake (or at least having someone to check on you and wake you up if you do sleep) are usually recommended. However, what if there were a medicine that would effectively reduce swelling with little to no side effects that might also be able to prevent further neurological damage?
The University of Miami’s Project to Cure Paralysis and Miller School of Medicine intend to find out exactly that – looking into CBD (cannabidiol),