According to the New England Journal of Medicine – “Journal Watch” – the CDC reports that US rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis have steeply increased for the fourth consecutive year. You can read the article by clicking HERE.
Timely article about the forced separation of children from their parents . . . written by Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN in the September 11, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. You can access the article by clicking HERE.
This article appears in the May 2018 Issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. You can access the article by clicking HERE.
The objective of the study was to evaluate the transfer of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and its metabolites into human breast milk after maternal inhalation of 0.1 g cannabis containing 23.18% delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. (In clear language – what’s the effect of smoking pot on your breast milk?)
This study documents inhaled delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol transfer into the mother’s breast milk. Low concentrations of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol were detected. The long-term neurobehavioral effect of exposure to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol on the developing brain is unclear. Mothers should be cautious using cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
In short – if you smoke pot, this study indicates it will get into your breast milk.
Question: What is the effect of a 36-month multicomponent behavioral intervention for obesity prevention on body mass index (BMI) trajectories in underserved preschool-age children at risk for obesity but not yet obese?
Findings: In this randomized clinical trial that included 610 parent-child pairs from underserved communities, the mean BMI in both the intervention and control groups was 17.8 at 36 months, with no significant difference in BMI trajectories.
Meaning: The behavioral intervention was not effective in this low-income minority population.