Health

National study: Adolescent marijuana use edges upward

National study: Adolescent marijuana use edges upward

Just over 10 percent of high school seniors reported that they vaped with marijuana, yet daily use of the substance continues to become increasingly common in the same group. Among youths ages 12 to 17, attending school or not, 6.8 percent said they smoked marijuana at least once in the past month in 2016. Likewise, binge drinking has leveled off with more than 16 percent of 12th graders in the USA reporting.


Can't shake the man flu

Can't shake the man flu

His study , published in the December 11 issue of the journal BMJ , finds that men suffered more severe symptoms than women and that women's hormones may soften the blow of the illness. His research points to men having weaker immune systems than women, which leads to more intense bouts of sickness. Interestingly enough, Sue found out that men indeed experience worse cold symptoms than women.


United Nations warns of severe health risks from electronic waste in India

United Nations warns of severe health risks from electronic waste in India

The authors estimate that only 20% of all e-waste was recycled , despite it containing large quantities of reusable materials such as gold, silver, copper, platinum and palladium. Notes the report: "Having a national e-waste management regime in place does not always correspond to enforcement and setting the measurable collection and recycling targets essential for effective policies".


Baby girl survives being born with heart outside chest

Baby girl survives being born with heart outside chest

Vanellope has since undergone two additional surgeries, one to remove the supporting tube and another to place her heart behind the skin of her chest wall. Glenfield Hospital/University Hospitals of Leicester/NHS TrustVanellope was born with her heart located outside her chest. "I had seen one in fetal life around 20 years ago but that pregnancy was ended", said cardiologist, Frances Bu Lock.


'tis the season to count birds!

'tis the season to count birds!

Don't forget the Great Backyard Bird Count! Everyone is welcome to participate in the count, including beginning birders to experts. More than 100 years ago, it was a Christmas tradition in some parts of North America to go outside and shoot as many birds as possible.