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Heavy Cannabis Use Is Associated With Low Bone Mineral Density and an Increased Risk of Fractures

To investigate possible associations between recreational cannabis use and bone health in humans. Methods Cross-sectional study of individuals recruited from primary care in the UK between 2011 and 2013. Cases were regular smokers of cannabis divided into moderate (n = 56) and heavy user (n = 144) subgroups depending on whether they reported fewer or more than […]

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Does #Marijuana Make You Skinny?

Google “Does Marijuana make you skinny?” and you’ll find a plethora of news articles like this one in The Atlantic: Study: Why Pot Smokers Are Skinnier  What is the science behind marijuana and metabolism? The American Journal of Medicine has published two research articles that showed regular marijuana usage boosts metabolism and helps people maintain […]

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Top 10 Facts on Synthetic Cannabinoids: Not So Nice Spice

Recent outbreaks of synthetic cannabinoid-related emergency department visits across the country have been in the news lately. Between April 1 and May 31, 2015, Mississippi reported 1243 emergency department visits due to adverse events from synthetic cannabinoids,1 with 10% requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission, 11% non-ICU admission, and 17 potentially related deaths.1 The US […]

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AJM on Social Media: Tweeting Trends Show Reader Interest

The American Journal of Medicine’s home page– AmJMed.com– has an interesting link to Altmetrics, an online tool that measures social media engagement with the Journal’s research articles. So, what are people reading about the most, according social media? Marijuana, guns, male microchimerism, and a whole lot more. Below is a list of the top AJM […]

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Cyclical Vomiting Behind the Cloud of Smoke

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a recently described clinical entity associated with marijuana use that is characterized by abdominal pain and vomiting. It is often under-recognized, resulting in unnecessary diagnostic measures and frustration to both patient and physician. This syndrome should be among the differential diagnoses for patients with cyclical vomiting, especially when associated with compulsive […]

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