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Montevideo, September 24th 2018 - 15:38 UTC

Tag: Yoshitake Yokokura

  • Saturday, June 16th 2018 - 10:02 UTC

    Collapse of Nicaragua's health system condemned by World Medical Association

    WMA President Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura said that attacks on health workers, medical vehicles and hospitals were unacceptable.

    The collapse of the public health care system in Nicaragua and the breakdown of medical ethics and human rights in the country have been condemned by the World Medical Association. Referring to the rapidly deteriorating situation in the country, WMA President Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura said that attacks on health workers, medical vehicles and hospitals were unacceptable.

  • Monday, October 16th 2017 - 11:19 UTC

    Cannabis as medicine: more research is needed says World Medical Association

    Cannabis has been linked to some serious adverse health effects: increased risk of psychosis, fatal road accidents, dependency, as well as harm to verbal learning, memory and attention

    Legislation to allow the recreational use of cannabis has been strongly opposed on health grounds by the World Medical Association. But in a policy statement this week, the Association says that laws governing research grade cannabis should be reviewed to allow more scientific research on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.