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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is Frequently Misdiagnosed as Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Association of Marijuana Use and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

A recent study has found that a subset of patients diagnosed with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome actually suffers from Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is a rare condition that primarily occurs in daily, long-term users of cannabis, more common among males than females. Chronic cannabis consumers should inform their physicians of any illicit drug use, as well as any cannabis consumption, during routine check-ups and/or emergency room visits, to ensure accurate diagnoses can be made.

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How to prevent inappropriate teen use?

Especially in Colorado and Washington, people are taking note of teens’ use and access to potent marijuana, and many are concerned that there are not enough measures in place to prevent this. Newly legalized states should look into this before it becomes a national issue. https://wapo.st/2Fgmto9

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Cognitive Function in Aging Cocaine Smokers is Marginally Lower than Controls

Cognitive function in aging cocaine smokers

A recently published study looking to expose the functional status of older drug users has found that most of their cognitive abilities are equal to their peers who have never smoked cocaine, except for a marginally lower verbal comprehension. Similar studies should continue in order to determine how chronic drug users will affect or challenge public health systems in the future.

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Alcohol Hangover Has Detrimental Impact Upon Both Executive Function and Prospective Memory

In a study that excluded cannabis users, researchers found that alcohol hangovers significantly impair both executive function (paying attention, regulating emotions, etc.) and prospective memory (remembering future plans).

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Teens Regularly Consuming Cannabis More Likely to Have Suffered Sexual Abuse

Identifying teenage sexual abuse victims by questions on their daily lives

According to the World Health Association, approximately 13.4% of girls and 5.7% of boys experience child sexual abuse. Victims of child sexual abuse are more prone to, among other negative health and social outcomes, increased consumption of cannabis as teens. Teens who have been a victim to child sexual abuse are significantly more likely to participate in regular cannabis consumption than their non-sexually abused counterparts. Given its status as an international public health problem, further research needs to be completed to determine appropriate therapeutic plans for victims of child sexual abuse in order to reduce their increased odds of negative mental, physical, and emotional outcomes.

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