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Marijuana use may not elevate stroke risk among young adults

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Marijuana use was not associated with risk for ischemic stroke among young adults compared with never users, according to research published in Stroke.
Researchers reported a trend toward greater stroke risk among those who reported smoking marijuana once per week, but the association was not significant.
“Marijuana use has been implicated in numerous cardiovascular pathologies, particularly in healthy young males without other known vascular risk factors and is the subject of a recent scientific statement focused on cardiovascular health issued by the American Heart Association,”
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Seasonal Trends in Pediatric Respiratory Illnesses: Using Google Trends to Inform Precision Outreach

Seasonal Trends in Pediatric Respiratory Illnesses: Using Google Trends to Inform Precision Outreach

1 month ago   |   By Pediatric Emergency Care

Objectives
Google Trends is an emerging tool that allows users to analyze search queries, showing when certain topics are searched most often. Multiple studies have compared Google Trends to epidemiological data of health conditions, but pediatric specific illnesses have not yet been investigated. An association between disease incidence and Google Trends data may help facilitate precision outreach in the form of digital resources and promotion. We sought to examine the relationship between Google Trends data and measured incidence of bronchiolitis and croup.
Methods
We carried out a...
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