Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children Vaccinated Against ‘Stomach Flu’ Virus

first_imgThe study provides strong post-market evidence that the vaccine works. Children vaccinated against rotavirus had a 94% lower rate of hospitalization for rotavirus infection, and a 31% lower rate of hospitalization for any reason, in the first two months after vaccination. Rotavirus hits infants and toddlers hardest; it can cause diarrhea and vomiting that can lead to dehydration or loss of fluids.RELATED: Diabetes Patients May Soon Be Able to Say Goodbye to Needles, Thanks to These Capsules From MITYet the study finds more than a quarter of American children don’t get fully vaccinated against rotavirus, and that the rate varies widely across the country. Less than half of children in New England and Pacific states were fully vaccinated. Two-thirds of children in the central part of the country were fully vaccinated.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that infants receive the multi-dose vaccine starting no later than 15 weeks, and finish receiving it before they are eight months old. Infants receive the vaccine in oral drops.The paper’s authors, led by epidemiologist Mary Rogers, Ph.D., caution that they cannot show a cause-and-effect relationship between rotavirus vaccination and Type 1 diabetes risk.MORE: ‘For the First Time’, Researchers Use Healthy Stem Cells for Future Type 1 Diabetes Cure“This is an uncommon condition, so it takes large amounts of data to see any trends across a population,” says Rogers, an associate professor in the U-M Department of Internal Medicine. “It will take more time and analyses to confirm these findings. But we do see a decline in Type 1 diabetes in young children after the rotavirus vaccine was introduced.”The new result echoes the findings of a study of Australian children published earlier this year, which found a 14 percent reduced risk of Type 1 diabetes after the rotavirus vaccine was introduced in that country. That study, and the new one, suggest that a childhood vaccine may lead to a lower risk of a later chronic condition.It also fits with laboratory studies showing that rotavirus attacks the same kind of pancreas cells that are affected in people with Type 1 diabetes.CHECK OUT: ‘Groundbreaking’ Type 1 Diabetes Drug Has Just Been Trialed on First Human Patients–With No Side EffectsThe death of insulin-producing cells, called beta cells, means people with Type 1 diabetes depend on injections of insulin, and multiple daily checks of their blood sugar, for life. If the condition is not managed well, people with Type 1 diabetes may develop problems with their kidneys, heart, eyes, blood vessels and nerves over time.The U-M team used anonymous insurance data from 1.5 million American children born before and after the modern rotavirus vaccine was introduced in 2006. In nearly all cases, the vaccine was free, with no copayment, to the family of the infant. The total lifetime cost of caring for an individual with Type 1 diabetes has been estimated in the millions of dollars.The risk was especially lower among children who received all three doses of the pentavalent form of the vaccine than those who received two doses of the monovalent form. The pentavalent rotavirus vaccine protects against 5 types of the rotavirus while the monovalent vaccine protects against 1 type.MORE: 8-Year Study Shows That Simple Treatment Can Reverse Type 1 Diabetes to Almost Undetectable Levels!Children partially vaccinated – that is, started the vaccine series but never finished it – did not have a lower risk of Type 1 diabetes.More than 540,000 of the children in the study and born after 2006 received the complete series of rotavirus shots; nearly 141,000 received at least one dose, and more than 246,000 did not.Another comparison group, born in the five years before the vaccine was available, included nearly 547,000 children.CHECK OUT: After Breakthrough Trials, Alzheimer’s Vaccine That Uses the Body’s Immune System May Soon Be Tested on HumansIn absolute terms, Rogers and her colleagues report that eight fewer cases of Type 1 diabetes would be expected to occur for every 100,000 children each year with full vaccination.Type 1 diabetes, once called “juvenile diabetes,” only affects a few children out of every 100,000, so having such a large pool of data can help spot trends, says Rogers, an epidemiologist who worked with a team from the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, which provided the data used in the study.“Five years from now, we will know much more,” says Rogers. “The first groups of children to receive the rotavirus vaccine in the United States are now in grade school, when Type 1 diabetes is most often detected. Hopefully, in years to come, we’ll have fewer new cases – but based on our study findings, that depends upon parents bringing in their children to get vaccinated.”Reprinted from the University of Michigan Health LabCure Your Friends Of Negativity By Sharing The Good News To Social Media – Photo by Bradley Johnson, CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis exciting new study shows that vaccinating babies against a virus that causes childhood “stomach flu” has an unexpected side benefit: it is also associated with a lower risk of developing Type 1 diabetes later on.As a group, children who got fully vaccinated against rotavirus during their first few months of life had a 33% lower risk of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes than unvaccinated children – a lifelong disease with no known prevention strategies or cure.A team from the University of Michigan made the finding using nationwide health insurance data, and published their results in the journal Scientific Reports.last_img read more

Adorable Pictures Show A Critically Endangered Female Chimpanzee Cradling Her Newborn Baby

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThese adorable photos show a critically endangered female chimpanzee lovingly cradling her newborn after giving birth at a British zoo.Credit: SWNSMandy is a Western chimpanzee who, at the impressive age of 43, gave birth at Chester Zoo at the end of August after an eight-and-a-half-month pregnancy.RELATED: ‘World’s Loneliest Elephant’ Finally Headed For Sanctuary After Pakistan Ordered Him Released From Zoo Primate experts at the zoo are yet to determine the sex of the new arrival, but they’ve declared the birth as “hugely significant” for the species.New estimates suggest that as few as 18,000 Western chimpanzees remain in Africa, and it’s the first subspecies of chimpanzee to be added to the list of criticallyendangered apes.Credit: SWNSSo how is Mom and her new family member getting on? Andy Lenihan, Team Manager of the Primates section at Chester Zoo, said, “She’s bonded instantly with her new baby and can be seen protectively cradling it in her left arm at all times.“It’s a little too soon to tell if her new arrival is male or female as a newborn chimpanzee will remain in the arms of mom for several months until they develop the confidence to start exploring independently.Credit: SWNS“Most importantly though, it’s bright eyed, alert and getting stronger by the day.”Lenihan went on to explain that Mom hasn’t been left to do all the childcare alone, saying, “A new arrival always creates a lot of excitement—it’s a real extended-family affair as many of the females in the group often want to help to take care of the newcomer while, for some of the juvenilles, seeing a mom with a new baby is a completely new experience.“It’s great to see the other youngsters watching Mandy closely and learning from such a natural mother.”Credit: SWNSMORE: See The World’s Youngest Gorilla Being Hugged By Mom Hours After Being BornCheers to Mom, and her new baby, for helping the global effort to ensure there’s a viable safety-net population of these amazing chimps.GO APE For The Baby News And Share The Story on Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Boxers work out to raise funds

first_imgThe Notre Dame Women’s Boxing Club showcased the product of its numerous practice hours at the annual Power 24 Hour fundraiser Oct. 12 and 13. Each member of the team signed up for two one-hour shifts between 8 a.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday during which they performed their practice exercises for crowds outside South Dining Hall. “Generally, we were doing jumping jacks and [ab] exercises and leg exercises like squats,” senior co-captain Ragan Todd said. “Then, as a group, we would do a pushup for every dollar that was donated over the time period we were there.” A workout fundraiser fits well with the mission of the Boxing Club, co-president and co-captain MJ Durkin said. “It really showcases what we’ve been working on up to this point,” she said. “We started training in August and now we’re able to work out and do calisthenics, and it’s what we’re training for. It really brings together the athletic and the charity natures of our club.” This year, the team raised nearly $2,000, the highest amount ever earned from this event. Durkin said last year was the first in which the club exercised for almost an entire day, and the lengthened event brought a corresponding increase in funds raised. “In past years, it was just for one hour and we had the whole team out there in two groups doing exercises and we would raise about $500,” she said. “This combination of all our efforts more than doubled any other year’s [fundraising].” The team donates all funds raised from Power 24 Hour and the annual Baraka Bouts boxing tournament to two Holy Cross schools in Uganda: Lakeview Secondary School and St. Joseph’s Hill Secondary School. “Last year was the first year we were able to donate to two schools,” Durkin said. “The more money and more awareness we have, the more schools we can donate to.” Raising awareness of the team and its mission is a main goal of the Power 24 Hour fundraiser, Todd said. “We are kind of a young club at this point and it’s good to be able to let people know we are there,” she said. “Out fights are coming up in two weeks and now we’ve gotten ourselves out there and let people know what we’re doing and raising money for. Hopefully people will want to buy tickets and come see us fight.” The Baraka Bouts tournament begins Nov. 5, and boxers who win their first fight will advance to the final round on Nov. 8. Proceeds from the tournament constitute the majority of funds sent to the Holy Cross schools, Durkin said. “We charge admission, and we have programs with [advertisements],” she said. “All our club members are also required to fundraise a minimum of $200 through ads or ticket sales or from their parents or friends.” Tickets for the tournament are on sale now and cost $6 for one night or $10 for both nights. Contact Mel Flanagan at mflanag3@nd.edulast_img read more

36 of the Best Restaurants Fort Bragg NC (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionCoastal seafood, barbecue and fresh produce are staples in North Carolina’s vibrant cuisine scene, and Fayetteville is a hub of international taste sensations. There are many well-known chains, mom-and-pop shops, and ethnic eateries to choose from. So, as you orient yourself to your new community, you may wonder: where are the best places to eat in Fort Bragg?Know what you’re hungry for? Click the link to go straight to the information.(1-18) Fast Eats on Fort Bragg(19-26) Family & MWR Restaurants on Fort Bragg(27-29) Tripadvisor’s Top 3 Fayetteville, NC Restaurants(30-32) Yelp’s Top 3 Fayetteville, NC Restaurants(33-36) Veteran Owned Breweries Near Fort BraggSuggested Read: Fort Bragg NC: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)Food on Fort Bragg, NCDining options on post are available in many flavors and multiple locations.Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to confirm restaurant hours before you go.Fast EatsBe sure to verify hours of operation for the Chow Halls, North PX Food Court, and South PX Food Court.Asian1. Manchu WokAddress: 1017 Canopy Lane, Bldg Z-3252, Fort Bragg, NC 28303Phone Number: 1 (910) 436-4860Burgers and Beef2. Arby’sAddress: 2240 Reilly Road, Bldg H 4512 Building H 4512 Fort Bragg, NC 28307. Store ID: 8480Phone Number: 1 (903) 963-11223. Burger KingAddress: Tullidge Way Fort Bragg, NC 28307Phone Number: 1 (910) 960-95044. CharleysAddress: Butner Rd, Bldg 8-50-50, Fort BraggPhone Number: 1 (910) 436-2490Chicken5. KFCAddress: 1207 Bragg Boulevard Fayetteville, NC 28301Phone Number: 1 (910) 485-25316. Popeye’sAddress: 5476 Butner Road Fort Bragg, NC 28307Phone Number: 1 (910) 306-37097. Wing ZoneAddress: Bldg. 4-2171 Reilly Rd. Fort Bragg, NC 28307Phone Number: 1 (910) 436-5200Coffee8. StarbucksAddress: 1013 Reilly Road Fort Bragg, NC 28307Phone Number: 1 (910) 436-22009. Dunkin DonutsAddress: Bldg C-5934, Fort Bragg, NCPhone Number: 1 (910) 436-0063Ice Cream10. ColdstoneAddress: 3571 Butner Rd, Bldg 8-5476-C. Restaurant #23130Phone Number: 1 (910) 491-0608Mexican11. QdobaAddress: Reilly St Fort Bragg, NC 28310Phone Number: 1 (888) 888-8888Pizza12. Domino’sAddress: 1017 Canopy Lane Fort Bragg, NC 28310Phone Number: 1 (910) 436-224413. Papa John’sAddress: 3587 Butner Rd. Bldg. A Ft. Bragg, NC 28307Phone Number: 1 (910) 495-030914. Pizza HutAddress: 1101 N Bragg Blvd Spring Lake, NC 28390Phone Number: 1 (910) 497-510115. Hunt Brothers PizzaAddress: F-1231 Gruber Road Fort Bragg, NC 28307Phone Number: 1 (910) 436-4600Sandwiches16. Einstein Bros. BagelsAddress: 2240 Reilly Rd H4512 Fort Bragg, North Carolina 28310Phone Number: 1 (910) 339-036617. SubwayAddress: 1017 Canopy Lane Fort Bragg, NC 28310Phone Number: 1 (910) 436-486018. Quizno’sAddress: 3587 Butner Road Bldg A Fort Bragg, NC 28310Phone Number: 1 (910) 495-1471Family & MWR RestaurantsPlease check Fort Bragg’s Family & MWR webpage for COVID-19 updates and to view the restaurants’ current take-out only menus.19. Iron Mike Conference CenterAddress: 2658 Reilly Road, Building 5-5348Phone number: 1 (910) 907-258220. Smoke Bomb GrilleAddress: 9th Infantry St., Building HT-3237Phone number: 1 (910) 907-497621. The DivotAddress: Normandy Drive at Ryder Golf Course, Building 1-5625Phone number: 1 (910) 432-812222. McKellar’s LodgeAddress: McKellar’s Road, Building 0-9127Phone number: 1 (910) 907-525323. Strike Zone at Airborne LanesAddress: Bastogne Drive, Building C-5339Phone number: 1 (910) 432-690024. Uptown’s Chicken and WafflesAddress: Bragg Boulevard (at Stryker Golf Course), Building K-1219Phone number: 1 (910) 396-406325. MWR Coffee at Soldier Support CenterAddress: Normandy Drive, Building 4-2843Phone number: 1 (910) 432-948126. Strike Zone at Dragon LanesAddress: Reilly Road, Building 4-2374Phone number: 1 (910) 907-2695Restaurants Near Fort Bragg“Point your compass in any direction in Cumberland County, and you’re bound to come across savory delicacies at every turn,” boasts the Fayetteville Area Visitors & Convention Bureau (FAVCB).There are more than 600 restaurants in the area according to the FAVCB. Farm-to-table, upscale, and casual dining are easily accessible. So, what restaurants are near Fort Bragg, NC?International restaurants add robust flair and flavor to Fayetteville’s dining scene. The International Cuisine Trail showcases locally-owned restaurants serving up cultural cuisine like Sherefe Mediterranean Grill, Taste of West Africa, Pierro’s Italian Bistro, and Max & Moritz Restaurant and Bakery.With so many great choices, which restaurants are truly the best? That depends on who you ask.Tripadvisor’s Top 3 Fayetteville, NC Restaurants27. MaryBills CaféAddress: 801 Elm St.Phone number: 1 (910) 221-1170“Mind-blowing biscuits and gravy” and “hands down the best pancakes in Fayetteville” are just a couple of rave reviews for MaryBills Café.28. Antonella’s Italian RistoranteAddress: 300 Hay St.Phone number: 1 (910) 486-0046Ranked No. 1 for Italian Restaurants and No. 2 for all restaurants by Tripadvisor, Antonella’s is a local favorite.29. Luigi’s Italian Chophouse and BarAddress: 528 N. Mcpherson Church RoadPhone number: 1 (910) 864-1810A great atmosphere, friendly service, and live music perfectly complement the food at Luigi’s, according to reviewers.Yelp’s Top 3 Fayetteville, NC Restaurants30. Fabe’s Charcoal Roasting Co.Address: 2715 Freedom Parkway DrivePhone number: 1 (910) 252-8956Fabe’s serves up rotisserie chicken marinated and seasoned with a secret family recipe and cooked over all-natural charcoal. Choose from traditional sides or Latin favorites such as tostones, yuca fries, and maduros.31. Pharaohs Village Mediterranean Grill & MarketAddress: 2425 Hope Mills RoadPhone number: 1 (910) 323-2425Kebabs, lamb kofta, gyros, tabbouleh, and other traditional delicacies are made using family recipes passed down through generations at Pharaohs Village.32. Antonella’s Italian RistoranteAddress: 300 Hay St.Phone number: 1 (910) 486-0046Whether you’re splurging for a special occasion or having a simple family dinner, Antonella’s serves southern Italian cuisine choices like penne a la crema, eggplant parmigiana, bruschetta, and baked lasagna dip.Veteran Owned Breweries Near Fort BraggThirsty? Tickle your taste buds at these veteran-owned breweries.33. Gaston Brewing CompanyAddress: 124 Hay St., FayettevillePhone number: 1 (910) 748-058034. Huske Hardware HouseAddress: 405 Hay St., FayettevillePhone number: 1 (910) 437-990535. Bright Light Brewery Co.Address: 444 W. Russell St., FayettevillePhone number: 1 (910) 339-046436. Dirtbag Ales Brewing & TaproomAddress: 5435 Corporation Drive, Hope MillsPhone number: 1 (910) 426-2537ConclusionHungry for more? Check out Visit Fayetteville for dozens of food and beverage listings to explore. No doubt as you settle into your new community at Fort Bragg, you will find your own particular favorites.Got a hot dining tip? We want to know! Share it on MyBaseGuide’s Facebook, tag @mybaseguide on Instagram, or @mybaseguide on Twitter.last_img read more

Clive Owen-Led M. Butterfly Revival Finds Its Broadway Home

first_img The new Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s Tony-winning drama M. Butterfly will play the Cort Theatre. The previously announced production starring Oscar nominee Clive Owen and directed by Tony winner Julie Taymor will begin previews on October 7 and open on October 26.Inspired by Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, M. Butterfly follows the relationship between Rene Gallimard (Owen), a French diplomat living in China, and Song Liling, a soprano at the Beijing Opera.Additional casting, including the role of Song Liling, which netted B.D. Wong a Tony Award in the original 1988 Broadway production, will be announced at a later date.The Cort Theatre is the current home of Paula Vogel’s Indecent, which is set to conclude its run on June 25. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 17, 2017 M. Butterfly View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Clive Owen(Photo: Gerhard Kassner)last_img read more

Tony-Nominated Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Known for Spike Lee Films, Dies at 70

first_imgThomas Jefferson Byrd(Photo: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images) View Comments Thomas Jefferson Byrd, known for his performances in many of Spike Lee’s films, has died at the age of 70. Lee shared a post on Instagram on October 4, saying that Byrd was fatally shot in Atlanta, Georgia. The New York Times reported the Tony-nominated actor was found on an Atlanta street on October 3. The shooting is currently under investigation.Born on June 25, 1950 in Griffin, Georgia, Byrd went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown College and a master’s degree from the California Institute of the Arts. His extensive list of regional stage credits included Spunk, Flyin’ West, Hamlet and Miss Evers’ Boys as well as August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, The Piano Lesson and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the Alliance Theater.Byrd received a 2003 Tony nomination for his Broadway debut performance in August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He played the role of Toledo. Glynn Turman plays the character in the upcoming Netflix film adaptation, starring Viola Davis.On the big screen, Byrd appeared in several of Lee’s films, including Clockers, Get on the Bus, Bamboozled, Chi-Raq, Red Hook Summer, Girl 6 and Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. His other credits include Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest, Jamie Foxx’s Ray Charles biopic Ray and F. Gary Gray’s Set It Off.last_img read more

InfoComm 2020 Connected: Sam Taylor Answers Your Questions Part 2

first_imgEarlier this summer, Almo Pro A/V EVP/COO Sam Taylor participated in the InfoComm 2020 Connected LIVE Q&A with AVIXA President Dave Labuskes, following the keynote address, “A Better Normal: Reducing Friction and Finding Our Way in a Hybrid World.”During the 15-minute live Q&A, there were more questions asked than time allotted — so, Sam answered some of your questions here! This is part 2 of those responses and includes input from Almo’s business development managers who are SMEs on the topics mentioned. (You can check out part 1 here.)This is an interview with Sam Taylor, Brian Rhatigan, Eric Olson and Rob Ziv, as written by rAVe [PUBS]. It has been edited for clarity.Q: Do you think manufacturers should offer incentives, buy-back programs or discounts to help offset the incoming influx of new equipment needs as a response to this “new world”?Sam: AV isn’t cheap, and it’s very common for organizations to push off upgrades because they can’t get the budget. Programs focused specifically on keeping the equipment moving are critical in managing the flow of new products and ensures that end users always have access to the most updated technology.Q: Sam, you mentioned outsourcing will be key to scale during these trying times. Can you elaborate on this further?Sam: As we’ve witnessed through other tough times, such as the dot-com era and the recession of 2008/2009, our industry finds new ways to evolve and thrive. Outsourcing is key right now as we’ve adapted to a new way of living in a short period of time.Business Development Manager Cory Allen posted a recent blog post on this very topic. He outlines the following five reasons why your business should start thinking about outsourcing AV needs:OverheadTime Equals MoneyEconomic RepeatExpansionExpertiseQ: Density is the new bad word. Conference rooms for 20, may now be for eight people? How do you see the future of the conference room with regard to how it is designed?Sam: Brian Rhatigan, director of business development, has great input for this question.Brian: I’m not yet convinced that there needs to be drastic changes in the physical design of conference rooms as the COVID-19 situation is still very fluid, and the future is still unknown. But what definitely will change is the utilization of these spaces. This pandemic has brought the use of UCC platforms to the forefront as they have become more important than ever, with a large segment of the workforce now remote.As businesses reopen, conference rooms and meeting spaces will still be very important, but will at least for the immediate future, have fewer people in them, and will require videoconferencing to host blended meetings, including people in the room well as others that are remote. To have successful meetings, the quality of the near- and far-end audio becomes a high priority and presents an opportunity for integrators to revisit existing clients to evaluate currently installed systems and provide upgrades.See related  SpinetiX and Almo Pro A/V Announce Distribution Partnership for US MarketQ: What do you all think about implementing user interface without touch surfaces?Sam: I believe this is the future, especially for digital signage and meeting spaces where multiple people use the same equipment. While we read conflicting reports about whether or not COVID-19 can be spread via surfaces, we do know that other germs and viruses can and do spread this way. No-touch surfaces definitely help ease these heightened concerns and reduce the amount of time and expenses needed to keep those surfaces disinfected.The technology is out there — in lieu of touch, people can utilize hover, gesture or voice controls to achieve the same purpose while driving home a message about health and safety. Expect to see much more of this moving forward — overnight, we’ve all officially become germophobic!Q: Where do you see the future of command and control going within the AV industry (e.g., Creston and AMX control)?Sam: Business Development Manager Eric Olson is on this one …Eric: As technologies advance and the different spaces they are used within (i.e., government/military, education, corporate) continue to expand, this market will continue to experience positive growth. Command and control room technology goes hand-in-hand with the different end users’ unique requirements, which is always shifting.The bottom line is that systems need to be reliable, flexible and future-proofed as much as possible as these spaces are utilized 24/7 and cannot have any break in operability due to the critical nature of the information being gathered.Q: What opportunities do you expect small and medium-size integrators will have?Sam: Rob Ziv, vice president of business development and strategy, brings a thoughtful perspective to this question —Rob: Now is an excellent time for small integrators to establish themselves as trusted resources and advisors to small-mid corporate and education end users. Many organizations are trying to adapt and identify how they will conduct fundamental activities such as meetings and classes in the coming months and long-term.While no one has the full answers, smaller integrators often possess the ability to adapt faster than their larger counterparts. As such, they may be better prepared to consult on office layout, meeting spaces and distance learning. By learning and sharing anticipated best practices for core operational objectives, smaller integrators can position themselves for earlier involvement in projects and secure a seat at the table for future conversations and projects.For more information on how Almo Pro A/V can support in any of the ways above, check out its AVaaS options. And if you have any questions for Sam to answer in his next blog — post them below!,For more information on how Almo Pro A/V can support in any of the ways above, check out its AVaaS options. And if you have any questions for Sam to answer in his next blog — post them below!last_img read more

Researchers study differences in ischemic stroke in marijuana users

first_imgEmail Share on Facebook In marijuana users in the study, ischemic stroke was more likely to be caused by intracranial arterial stenosis, a condition where there is narrowing the arteries inside the skull caused by a buildup of plaque. Intracranial arterial stenosis was found in 45 percent of the marijuana users in the study compared to 14 percent of the non-users.Marijuana users in the study were younger, more likely to be male, more likely to smoke tobacco, and more likely to have other lifestyle risk factors than non-users in the study.Cardio embolism, a blood clot formed elsewhere in the body that moves to the brain, was most common cause of ischemic stroke in non-marijuana users in the study. Investigators found 29 percent of strokes in non-users were caused by cardio embolism compared to only 14 percent in the marijuana users.“Fighting stroke must remain a priority, including in young adults,” said the authors, led by Valerie Wolff, M.D., PhD. “The first step may be to inform the public regarding the potential occurrence of stroke associated with cannabis and other lifestyle risk factors.” Pinterest LinkedIncenter_img Share on Twitter A new study found strokes in young adults who use marijuana are more likely to be caused by stenosis, narrowing of the arteries, in the skull than strokes in non-users.Previous studies have found an association between marijuana use and stroke, but the new study published today as a research letter in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the first to explore differences in stroke in marijuana users and non-users, an approach that can help researchers begin to identify possible mechanisms for stroke in users.The researchers from The University Hospital of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France, looked at all patients under age 45 admitted with ischemic stroke from 2005 to 2014, creating a study cohort of 334 patients, including 58 who were marijuana users. Ischemic stroke is caused by a blockage that interrupts or reduces blood flow to the brain as opposed to hemorrhagic stroke, which occurs when a blood vessel in the brain leaks or ruptures. Sharelast_img read more

NWS: Today’s High Near 53; Tonight’s Low Around 29

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 53 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 29. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

IMT wins award for solar-powered CLT20-Ex

first_imgSource: Intermodal TelematicsThe Telematik Award is presented every two years to telematics companies and honours outstanding development achievements and solutions in the field of telematics.IMT won in the category ‘Container Logistics’ and received its prize during a digital ceremony.Dethmer Drenth, Managing Director of IMT, said, “It is great that what our dedicated team of hardware and software engineers jointly achieved in creating the CLT20-Ex has now been recognised with this award.”“It gives us an extra incentive to continue developing fully-fledged telematics solutions that offer added value for our customers in the tank container and rail wagon market.”last_img