February 25, 2014 @ 11:39 AM

- 40 percent improvement in trial with rats

The Huffington Post
February 21, 2014

It's long been accepted that marijuana has direct benefits for glaucoma patients, but a new study suggests that pot may also prevent blindness for sufferers of another disease.That disease is retinitis pigmentosis, a degenerative condition that destroys the millions of microscopic light sensors (known as photoreceptors) in the human eye and has no known cure. Researchers at the Universityof Alicantein Spainmay have stumbled on an effective therapy with marijuana, which they say might be able to significantly slow down the destruction of those light sensors.

To conduct their study, the scientists gave a synthetic cannabinoid to a.........

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February 22, 2014 @ 8:51 AM

This medal winning speed skater is inspirational!

"My philosophy has been if someone throws you a negative, you throw a positive back at them. I am not going to give up." - Kevin Frost

My name is Kevin Frost. I was born in Victoria, B.C. on June 16th 1967. In 1972 I moved to Ottawa with my family enrolling in Blackburn Public and Emily Carr schools. It was during these years that my deafness was discovered, grade six to be exact. I only had 25% of my hearing. I then went to Gloucester High School and successfully graduated in 1986.

Kevin and Nemo at the International Master’s Championships in Vancouver

My deafness did not stop me from being active in my community. I had a paper route for 8 years during school ............

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February 14, 2014 @ 10:23 AM

A Fading Lens
- 16 year old Dean sees life through his lens while living with Usher Syndrome.  

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February 11, 2014 @ 9:51 AM

- Nick Sturley with a humorous look at the bright side

It's not that we really like having Usher.  In fact, we really hate it because it doesn’t make our lives easy and we have to cope with it on a daily basis.

But we always have to be positive. There’s no point in sitting in a corner and be miserable about it. We have to look to the bright side and enjoy our lives as best as possible.

However, we sometimes do take our Ushers for granted when it comes to making our lives a lot easier in a light-hearted way. I asked them what they thought about it so here are the ten things of what they said…

1. Drink and not drive

One of the best things about not being able to drive is that we can go to the pub,.........

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