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

Women sail forth at LISW

first_imgThe event, part of a series of seminars that will be open to the public, will be held in conjunction with the UK Trade & Investment department (UKTI).WISTA-UK states that with the estimated figure of female seagoing staff at only 4%, we are wasting a potential resource, one that could be used to respond to the worldwide shortage of qualified crews.”LISW will once again give us the opportunity to show not only how important women are in shipping, but also why the UK remains at the forefront of maritime technology,” said Sue Terpilowski OBE, president of WISTA-UK. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investmentwww.wista.netwww.londoninternationalshippingweek.comlast_img

AntwerpXL adds to digital event line up

first_imgComprising roundtable meetings, the event will cover the renewable energy sector; hinterland and intermodal connections; client-focussed logistics; Incoterms 2020; and cyber security.Mark Rimmer, AntwerpXL divisional director, said: “We know that meeting and networking are absolutely vital to the industry and the number one reason the global community attends AntwerpXL. With our new Connect 2.0 platform, attendees will still be able to connect and source from a wide range of leading breakbulk and project cargo exhibitors, identify opportunities for partnership and joint ventures, whilst also exploring new areas for expansion, just in a digital way.”Following AnterpXL’s Festival of Breakbulk, the 2020 edition of the Project Cargo Summit will also be held as a free online event from September 23-24. The conference agenda can be seen here.Then, from September 29 to October 1, 2020, Breakbulk Europe will be hosting a webinar series, where speakers will discuss: how the project cargo sector is adapting to the new normal; the breakbulk technology landscape; and sustainability.www.antwerpxl.comwww.projectcargosummit.comwww.breakbulk.comlast_img read more

First 50 Venezuelan donated homes to go to Dubique residents

first_img 840 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews First 50 Venezuelan donated homes to go to Dubique residents by: Dominica Vibes News – October 10, 2015 Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Cilia Flores, First Lady of Venezuela officially opening a model Petrocasa at the Douglas Charles Airport on 23 September 2015 (file photo)The first fifty (50) homes donated by the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will go towards resettlement of Dubique residents, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has disclosed.President Nicholas Maduro visited Dominica on 23 September 2015 to formally announce an offer of three hundred (300) homes towards citizens affected by Tropical Storm Erika on 27 August.Over eight hundred houses were either washed away, damaged, or are inhabitable as a result of the storm.“The first fifty houses from the Venezuelans will go towards the resettlement of the community of Dubique. The houses will be sufficient to resettle them so we will be using those houses to resettle them,” Prime Minister announced during a press conference on Friday 9 October.Mr Skerrit also disclosed four areas that government is reviewing in respect to the resettlement of Petite Savanne residents who were evacuated from their homes as a result of the impact of the storm on their community.“There are several sites we’re looking at; Warner, up in Grand Bay in the heights of Geneva, centre area; down by the Pierre Charles Secondary School we have several acres of land there; we’re also looking at Bellevue Chopin there’s some private lands we’d have to acquire, someone has about twelve acres of land in La Plaine we’re looking at, so there’s several areas that we’re looking at for the resettlement,” Mr Skerrit informed.Meanwhile, the Seventh Day Adventist body ADRA, has offered to houses to assist those in need. This is in addition to the fifty thousand dollars which ADRA gave to government last month towards rebuilding efforts. “I must also make public as we’ve done before, that ADRA, the Seventh Day Adventist body has offered us, in the first instance, ten two and three bedroom homes. They would build it at their cost and hand it over to the beneficiaries, with the hope of taking this number to twenty-five,” Mr Skerrit stated.last_img read more

Analog Devices Moves to Bigger Office in Raleigh, NC

first_imgAnalog Devices is expanding its Raleigh, NC office and has moved to The Dillon in downtown Raleigh’s growing Warehouse District.The Raleigh office is an ADI Center of Excellence focused on researching and developing the software-defined radio (SDR) systems that underpin modern wireless communication systems and infrastructures, including 5G networks. The office has doubled in size over the past five years and this move facilitates the office’s continued growth by accommodating more than 120 employees.The SDR Group housed in Raleigh focuses on the embedded hardware, software, and related technologies found in current and next-gen wireless systems and networks. Analog Devices’ other North Carolina offices are in Greensboro and Cary, where the company conducts R&D on communications transceiver and power hardware, software, and applications. In all, the company currently has nearly 400 employees in the state.Occupying 24,000 sq. ft. in The Dillon, ADI’s new office is significantly larger than its previous location and is conveniently located to major highways, Union Station, downtown Raleigh, and the numerous amenities of the vibrant Warehouse District.last_img read more

UWF Travel To GSC Opponents

first_imgSeptember 26, 2017SHORTERStats/VideoLEEStats/VideoPENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s soccer will take on GSC opponents Shorter University and Lee University this weekend.The Argonauts will face Shorter on Friday at 6:30 ET. The Argonauts will then travel to Lee University on Sunday for a 4:00 ET match.In the 2016 season UWF battled Shorter to a 1-1 draw, however since 2012 Shorter has just one win against UWF. The Argonauts have outscored Shorter 12-7 in the last five regular season matchups.Shorter is currently 3-7 overall and 2-3 in the conference with their only GSC wins coming against Union and Delta State.Lee University is 4-3-2 overall with a 3-2 GSC record under first year head coach, Derek Potteiger.UWF has split the last two regular season meetings with Lee holding a 3-2 win in 2016 and falling 2-1 in 2015. In last year’s 3-2 win over Lee, Kameron Bethell notched one of the three goals that ended Lee’s seven game winning streak.Sean Hoffstatter currently leads UWF with two goals and one assist. Jacob Murray has 25 saves for the Argonauts with a .714 save percentage.#ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Juni Mendatang, Grab Akan Hadirkan GrabCar Premium

first_imgGrab berencana akan meluncurkan GrabCar versi eksekutif tersebut pada awal Juni mendatang. Layanan ini sendiri memiliki sasaran yang mampu memberikan layanan transportasi terbaik kepada klien dan pelanggannya.“Saya umumkan juga hari ini bahwa kita akan memperkenalkan layanan yang namanya GrabCar Premium yaitu dimulai pada tahun ini. Dan kita akan mulai dulu di beberapa perusahaan yang open, mencoba layanan tersebut,” ungkap Executive Director Grab Indonesia Ongki Kurniawan saat pengumuman layanan terbaru Grab for Business.Dia menambahkan, kelas premium ini akan menggunakan mobil bejenis Innova atau Fortuner dan berangkat dari kebutuhan perusahaan tersebut di beberaoa situasi mereka apakah membutuhkan mobil yang kelas premium.Selain jenis kendaraan yang menyasar kelas atas, GrabCar Premium juga menyediakan pengemudi yang punya keahlian khusus di bidang hospitality. Sementara soal tarif, akan ada penyesuaian dengan layanan yang diberikan.“Kita ada itung-itungannya pastinya kalau dinamakan premium juga trarifnya juga sesuai. Jadi kita sesuaikan dengan layanannya,” lanjutnya.Soal ketersediaan kendaraan, Grab akan menggandeng mitra usaha yang akan menyediakan kendaraan di segmen yang lebih premium seperti Innova atau Fortuner.“Itu nanti punya strategi sendiri. Di awal kita bukan ke individual tapi kita akan ber-partner dengan sejumlah mitra,” jelas Ongki.Baca juga: Grab Gandeng UI untuk Kembangkan Startup, Ternyata Keduluan GoJekUntuk diketahui layanan GrabCar Premium ini merupakan bagian dari Grab for Business bersamaan dengan beberapa layanan lainnya yang juga diperkenalkan Grab seperti GrabGifts, Concierge, GrabExpress, serta katering.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Naik moda transportasi umum dan merasakan kelas eksekutif bisa menjadi salah satu pilihan menarik bagi penumpang. Kemudian karena ini, Grab mulai mempersiapkan layanan baru dari GrabCar-nya. Pasalnya taksi plat hitam berbasis online itu akan menghadirkan versi eksekutif.Baca juga: Lagi di Uji Coba, Skuter Listrik Grab Bakal Meluncur di Terminal 3 Bandara Soekarno-HattaVersi eksekutif GrabCar ini sendiri akan dinamakan GrabCar Premium. KabarPenumpang.com yang mengutip dari laman detik.com (23/5/2019), penyebutan eksekutif ini sendiri karena ada perbedaan keistimewaan baik dari kendaraan maupun pengemudinya.last_img read more

Gayle named vice-captain for World Cup

first_imgDUBLIN, Ireland (CMC):Talismanic Windies opener Chris Gayle has been named vice-captain for the upcoming ICC World Cup, which is expected to be his swansong from the One-Day International (ODI) format.Cricket West Indies announced yesterday that the 39-year-old would serve as Jason Holder’s deputy for the May 30 to July 14 tournament, while young stroke-maker Shai Hope will be vice-captain for the ongoing Tri-Nation Series, which started on Sunday and ends on May 17.Gayle, the most experienced player in the Windies World Cup squad, is a former captain, having led the Caribbean side in 53 ODIs and 20 Tests between 2007 and 2010.The left-hander, who has featured in 289 ODIs and scored ten 151 and 25 hundreds, earlier this year signalled his intention to retire following the World Cup. ‘ALWAYS AN HONOUR’ “It is always an honour to represent the West Indies in any format, and this World Cup, for me, is special,” Gayle said of his appointment as vice-captain.“As a senior player, it is my responsibility to support the captain and everyone else in the team. This will probably be the biggest World Cup, so there will be great expectations, and I know we will do very well for the people of the West Indies.”He will be a pivotal player for West Indies in the World Cup, having displayed tremendous form in the recent ODI home series against England, where he plundered 424 runs to be adjudged Man-of-the-Series.Hope, meanwhile, has emerged as the Windies’ most consistent ODI batsmen in recent times. He marked his 50th match on Sunday with a superb 170 against Ireland as the Windies opened the Tri-Nation Series with a handsome 196-run victory.The right-hander has already scored 1,947 runs with five centuries and averages 48.67.“It’s a tremendous honour to be appointed vice-captain for this series here in Ireland,” he said.“Ahead of this tournament, I was asked to take on this role, and I was happy to accept. Anything I’m asked to do for West Indies cricket, I’m always happy and willing to put my hand up, so this is great.”The Windies take on Bangladesh in their second match of the Tri-Nation here today.Gayle, however, is not part of the squad due to his commitments with Kings XI Punjab in the ongoing Indian Premier League.last_img read more