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medcannabis

 

  1. Bogus “study” recruits mental patients with known disorders and tallies up which ones use cannabis. All they’ve discovered, via Occam’s Razor, is that mentally stressed individuals self-medicate. That’s it. It’s been old news for a long time. This is a repeat.
  2. Though they did measure for alcohol, I found a very curious omission indeed: no mention of anti-depressants or other psychiatric drugs! The ones whose labels explicitly warn of psychotic episodes.

FDA’s “Black Box” Warning on prescription drugs (2012 version):

“Clinical Worsening and Suicide Risk: Patients, their families, and their caregivers should be encouraged to be alert to the emergence of anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, mania, other unusual changes in behavior, worsening of depression, and suicidal ideation, especially early during antidepressant treatment and when the dose is adjusted up or down. Families and caregivers of patients should be advised to look for the emergence of such symptoms on a day-to-day basis, since changes may be abrupt. … Symptoms such as these may be associated with an increased risk for suicidal thinking and behavior and indicate a need for very close monitoring and possibly changes in the medication.” (FDA, 2012, emphasis added)

The media, including NPR, has run with this “study” using the implication that cannabis CAUSES the problem, when not even the authors dare to claim this. So, it has become a propaganda meme, not so much science.

Cannabis use is associated with increased risk of later psychotic disorder but whether it affects incidence of the disorder remains unclear.

Rigged studies are associated with finding what the researchers want to find!

This is more propaganda than science.

The contribution of cannabis use to variation in the incidence of psychotic disorder…

We included patients aged 18–64 years who presented to psychiatric services in 11 sites across Europe and Brazil with first-episode psychosis and recruited controls representative of the local populations. We applied adjusted logistic regression models to the data to estimate which patterns of cannabis use carried the highest odds for psychotic disorder.

Say again? Now?

They assumed cannabis causes “psychotic disorder” and simply found that psychotic disorder patients like to self-medicate with cannabis. I wonder why?

“assuming causality,”

“…Nevertheless, it is not clear whether, at a population level, patterns of cannabis use influence rates of psychotic disorder.”

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Mainstream media is doing everything it can to spin this as nothing to worry about. After all, they’re not YOUR kids.

“Although this research focuses on events that occurred in Japan, the potential for nuclear accidents throughout the world is a global health concern,” said Kaori Murase, Ph.D., associate professor at Nagoya City University in Japan. “Our study suggests that a nuclear accident might increase the risk for complex congenital heart disease.”

Complex congenital heart disease operations in babies increased after Fukushima nuclear power plant accident

 

 

In the four years following the Fukushima nuclear accidents, they found:

  • The number of operations for complex congenital heart disease in infants all over Japan increased 14.2 percent, whereas those performed on 1- to 17-year-old patients showed no significant change during the study period.
  • The complex congenital heart diseases that showed significant increases were those known to occur during various developmental stages of the heart.
  • The results suggest that damage occurred at various points in the early stages of heart development and not from damage to a single gene at a specific point in time.

“Nuclear accidents may have wide-ranging adverse effects on various types of congenital heart disease. The earlier the radiation exposure happens in a developing heart, the more likely it is that the nuclear accident could have a negative impact on more parts of the heart,” Murase said.

Researchers also note that, while the concentration of radiation in the air in Japan was declining in 2014, the number of operations for complex congenital heart diseases remained high.

 

There was an ACADEMY AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY about heart disease in children at Chernobyl, but your TV “news” pretends it never happened.

CHERNOBYL HEART and CHILDREN OF CHERNOBYL

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NBC may be more malignant than Fox.

Meet MSNBC’s Federal Law Enforcement Handlers

 

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Pierre Omidyar: A Billionaire Prone to Reclusiveness and his Trove of State Surveillance Secrets

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Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America