Navigation Links
Smoking Pot May Raise Stroke Risk in Young Adults
Date:2/6/2013

s had been tested for other reasons and were about to be discarded.

"As a consequence, the controls were anonymous -- we only could know age, sex and ethnicity," Barber explained.

The results after the drug screens: Twenty-five (more than 15 percent) of the stroke patients had positive cannabis screens and were also more likely to be male (84 percent) and tobacco smokers (88 percent). Of the control urine samples, thirteen (8 percent) were positive for marijuana.

"There was a doubling for the risk of stroke," Barber said.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Two experts said the study is worthwhile, but doesn't lead to any concrete conclusions.

"It's not a strong study, not one you can hang your hat on, but it's better than others we've got," said Dr. Daniel Labovitz, director of the Stern Stroke Center at Montefiore Medical Center, in New York City.

"Even though it's tiny -- they did this assessment on a relatively small number of patients -- it's still possible to at least start talking about the topic. I don't think you can draw any hard conclusions," Labovitz said. "What we know from prior work is that some studies have shown an association with stroke. The finding of this article is not really news. It's another brick in the wall. It lends credence to the concept that smoking marijuana is a stroke risk."

Labovitz, as well as author Barber, also noted that the study didn't tease out the details of tobacco use -- how long and how much the young stroke patients had been smoking and how big a role that might have played in stroke risk.

Dr. Carl Lavie, a professor of medicine and medical director of cardiac rehabilitation and prevention at John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans, had similar concerns about the small study size.

"Obviously, this is a very small study and is
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Anti-tobacco TV ads help adults stop smoking, study finds
2. Exercise helps smokers to quit smoking, to remain smoke-free and to reduce the risk of death
3. Small neural focus groups predict anti-smoking ad success
4. Some women may be genetically predisposed to smoking-related hot flashes
5. Friends Parents Can Sway Teens Odds for Drinking, Smoking
6. Fewer Young Americans Smoking, Survey Finds
7. Vitamin C improves pulmonary function in newborns of pregnant smoking women
8. Genetic marker may predict smoking quantity in African Americans
9. 5 percent of workers gave up smoking when the anti-tobacco law took effect
10. Vitamin C improves lung function in newborns of pregnant smoking women
11. States Use Only Fraction of Tobacco Revenues to Fight Smoking, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Smoking Pot May Raise Stroke Risk in Young Adults
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 26, 2014 The report ... to 2023” focuses on the current treatment landscape, ... the colorectal cancer market. Stivarga is a drug ... or rectal cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim is developing nintedanib ... treatment of refractory CRC in the US, Europe, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 26, 2014 Recently, Dylan Queen, a ... excitedly released its collection of discounted prom dresses, most ... a senior spokesman of the company, the promotion is ... promotion is to expand the UK market. , The ... different colors, lengths, and styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... When head lice hits a home or school, parents and ... of it while keeping it from taking over the house ... solution right in their neighborhood: Lice Troopers . Expanding ... spectrum head lice screening and treatment services to families and ... Brickell, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Pinecrest and South Miami. , The ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... -- Among early stage breast cancer patients who undergo ... percent will eventually develop leukemia as a result of ... comes from a review of more than 20,000 breast ... suggests that the risk for developing treatment-related leukemia, though ... "The frequency of bone marrow cancers such as ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Plugin creators from Pixel Film ... fully customizable business presentation tool made specifically for ... 5k business tool, users can now display their stats ... Pixel Film Studios. “ProFire 5k gives users a multiple ... professionalism to a presentation” , Pixel Film Studios takes ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 4Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3Health News:Announcing a new ProFire 5k plugin from Pixel Film Studios for Final Cut Pro X Professionals 2
... Laboratories, L.P.,today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug ... vitamin D3 product for the,treatment of mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis ... a chronic skin disorder that affects 2 to 3 ... red, scaly patches of skin and,caused by an abnormally ...
... To mark American Heart,Month, deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ... will offer its deCODEme Cardio Scan(TM), the unique new ... of heart,attack, stroke and atrial fibrillation, intracranial and abdominal ... of,$100. , On Thursday, February ...
... 3 NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM ), ... to release its financial results for the fourth quarter and ... 2009 before the opening of the financial markets.NxStage will also ... Thursday, March 12, 2009 to discuss its fourth quarter and ...
... 3 The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation ... , the immediate past director of the National Institutes of ... Directors."We are delighted that Dr. Zerhouni has agreed to join ... , President of the Lasker Foundation. "The Lasker Foundation is ...
... to Chief Marketing Officer and PACS Industry Veteran ... ManagerWASHINGTON, Feb. 3 Compressus, Inc., leaders in ... team with the promotion of Janine Broda to ... Shawn Gibbons as vice president and general manager ...
... The Female Health Company (NYSE Alternext: FHC) today ... to discuss its operating results for the first quarter ... Tuesday, February 10, 2009. The Company plans to ... day. Shareholders and other interested parties may participate in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Galderma Wins FDA Approval for Vectical(TM) Ointment, a Novel Topical Therapy for Mild-to-Moderate Plaque Psoriasis 2Health News:Galderma Wins FDA Approval for Vectical(TM) Ointment, a Novel Topical Therapy for Mild-to-Moderate Plaque Psoriasis 3Health News:Galderma Wins FDA Approval for Vectical(TM) Ointment, a Novel Topical Therapy for Mild-to-Moderate Plaque Psoriasis 4Health News:deCODEme(TM) Takes on Heart Disease in February 2Health News:deCODEme(TM) Takes on Heart Disease in February 3Health News:deCODEme(TM) Takes on Heart Disease in February 4Health News:deCODEme(TM) Takes on Heart Disease in February 5Health News:NxStage to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Financial Results 2Health News:Lasker Foundation Welcomes Elias Zerhouni to Board of Directors 2Health News:Compressus Bolsters Executive Team to Expand Interoperability Market Pioneered by MEDxConnect(TM) 2Health News:Compressus Bolsters Executive Team to Expand Interoperability Market Pioneered by MEDxConnect(TM) 3Health News:The Female Health Company Schedules First Quarter Conference Call for February 10, 2009 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  Medical Science Liaisons play ... key link between the medical device industry and key ... in the coming years as the device industry relies ... According to research by benchmarking firm, Best Practices, LLC, ... an important edge is by harnessing new technology to ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Tenn. , Dec. 22, 2014   TRU-D ... automated, no-touch UV disinfection robot, announced today that the ... Schedule contract through November 2019.   This ... rapidly engage all levels of government purchasers, including Department ... as well as Homeland Security contacts purchasing solutions for ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII ... and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical ... open letter to shareholders from President & CEO, ... Dear RXi Shareholders, In the ... posted on certain social media sites seem to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Role of Medical Science Liaisons Evolving in Medical Device Sector 2TRU-D SmartUVC LLC Awarded General Services Administration Contract to Expand Government Customer Base 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 5RXi Pharmaceuticals Issues Open Letter to Shareholders 6
... 2011 StreamVenue Healthcare has partnered its ... Institute for Surgery At Presbyterian Hospital Dallas to ... StreamVenue Healthcare rolled out this year its ... endoscopy technology. The package includes EndoCom hardware; StreamingOR, ...
... Md., April 22, 2011 Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: ... development and commercialization of products for central nervous system disorders, ... of 2011, on Thursday, May 5, 2011, before the market ... disseminated at that time. Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, M.D., ...
Cached Medicine Technology:StreamVenue Healthcare Pacing Future of Endoscopy Technology 2Vanda Pharmaceuticals to Announce First Quarter 2011 Financial Results on May 5, 2011 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: