December 6, 2019

A 4-year Australian study of 1500 people finds no evidence that cannabis helps to treat pain

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By CHRIS PASH From Business Insider The study published in the journal Lancet Public Health found those using cannabis had greater pain and anxiety, were coping less, and reported that pain was interfering more in their life. There has been speculation that using cannabis for pain may allow people to reduce their prescribed opioid use […]

Study: Marijuana use holds three-fold blood pressure death risk

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From Newsmax People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug, scientists said on Wednesday. The risk grows with every year of use, they said. The findings, from a study of some 1,200 people, could have implications in […]

1.2 million children likely suffer from lead poisoning in the US — but half are undetected

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By Rafi Letzter From Business Insider Anyone who knows about public health will likely list the national effort to get poisonous lead out of peoples’ environments as one of the major victories of the last century — alongside the near-eradication of polio, the development of antibiotics, and the drastic reduction in smoking. Lead poisoning is far less common […]

The Editor Speaks: Old but not disabled

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I have now had time to peruse and digest the 65 page Cayman Islands Older Persons Policy 2016-2035 and whilst applauding the authors it actually has as many teeth as my late mother had when she took them out at night and placed them in a cup of water. There is plenty of vision but […]