Report - 16 May, 2017
Marijuana positivity has increased "dramatically" in the last three years, Quest said, due in part to recreational legalization in some US states.
Marijuana positivity through oral fluid testing has gone up by 75 percent since 2013 among the general US workforce and has also risen in both urine and hair testing. Among the federally-mandated workforce, marijuana positivity increased by ten percent from 2015.
Both Colorado and Washington state, the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana in the US, had urine positivity rates for marijuana that exceed the national average, Quest reported.
Written by Honor Whiteman Published: 21 April 2017
Researchers found that consumption of white wine and liquor posed the greatest rosacea risk for women.
Researchers have found that women who consume alcohol may be more likely to develop rosacea than non-drinking women, with white wine and liquor being the biggest offenders.
Furthermore, the study revealed that the more alcohol women consume, the higher their risk of developing the skin condition.
Study co-author Dr. Abrar A. Qureshi, chair of the Department of Dermatology at Brown University in Providence, RI, and colleagues recently published their findings in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
A random encounter with a warning sign at a north Eugene grocery store put Gulcan Cil on the trail of research toward her UO doctoral degree and, now, a newly published paper. The paper, published in the Journal of Health Economics, took a deep dive into extensive federal data to probe behavioral changes that likely resulted from point-of-sale warning signs urging women who are pregnant to avoid alcohol.
In states requiring the signage, drinking by pregnant women is down 11 percent, Cil found. She also found evidence of fewer premature births coming with less than 32 weeks gestation and fewer births of babies weighing less than 3.5 pounds. The biggest effects were among women 30 and older.
The father’s role in producing a healthy baby doesn’t begin and end with conception.
Evidence is now pointing to an important link between the father’s health pre-conception and the health of their child over their lifetime.
“There’s this phenomenon called the developmental origins of health and disease where influences during early life, during pregnancy, during the early post-natal period change your metabolic set up for the rest of your life,” Dr Scott White, WA spokesman for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, said.
“Babies born after a period of inter-uterine hostility — where they are a bit smaller than they want to be, their placenta is not fantastic, they are a bit growth restricted — are at significantly increased risk for diabetes and heart disease and some cancers and all sorts of ‘badness’ in later life.
Written by Honor Whiteman Published: Wednesday 26 April 2017
Increased legalization of marijuana for medical purposes may be fueling illicit use of the drug, as well as increasing the number marijuana use disorders, according to the results of a new study.
Researchers have identified a greater increase in illicit marijuana use and disorders in states that have legalized medical marijuana.
An analysis of data from three national surveys in the United States revealed a higher increase in illicit marijuana use and marijuana use disorders in states that had passed medical marijuana laws (MMLs), compared with states that have not legalized medical marijuana.