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Cannabis use is associated with reduced prevalence of progressive stages of alcoholic liver disease

Authors: Adeyinka C Adejumo, Tokunbo O Ajayi, Oluwole M Adegbala, Kelechi L Adejumo, Samson Alliu, Akintunde M Akinjero, Nnaemeka E Onyeakusi, Ogooluwa Ojelabi, Terence N Bukong Published in Liver International January 2018 Abstract Background: Abusive alcohol use has well-established health risks including causing liver disease (ALD) characterized by alcoholic steatosis (AS), steatohepatitis (AH), fibrosis, cirrhosis…

Association between pre- and perinatal exposures and Tourette syndrome or chronic tic disorder in the ALSPAC cohort.

Authors: Carol A. Mathews, Jeremiah M. Scharf, Laura L. Miller, Corrie Macdonald-Wallis, et al
British Journal of Psychiatry, January 2014

BACKGROUND: Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorder are heritable but aetiologically complex. Although environment plays a role in their development, existing studies of non-genetic risk factors are inconsistent. AIMS:
To examine the association between pre- and perinatal e…

Marijuana use and the risk of lung and upper aerodigestive tract cancers: results of a population-based case-control study.

Authors: Mia Hashibe, Hal Morgenstern, Yan Cui, Donald P. Tashkin, Zuo-Feng Zhang, et al
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, October 2008

BACKGROUND: Despite several lines of evidence suggesting the biological plausibility of marijuana being carcinogenic, epidemiologic findings are inconsistent. We conducted a population-based case-control study of the association between marijuana use and the risk of lung and u…