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Study links parental use of marijuana to abuse of drugs by children

Study links parental use of marijuana to abuse of drugs by children

Health
Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Roughly one in 10 parents in the United States uses marijuana -- and partaking in the drug increases the risk that their kids may later abuse substances, a new study suggests. In results published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from Harvard Medical School, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Drug Abuse noted that approximately 8 percent of mothers with adolescent or young adult children living at home have used marijuana within the past year, while more than 9 percent of fathers had done so. Their children were nearly 50 percent more likely to use the drug themselves compared to those living in marijuana-free homes. "Parent use of marijuana is rising, and several fathers have confided i...

Report reveals widespread abuse of women during childbirth

Health
A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated or otherwise abused during childbirth in health centers and suggests that such mistreatment occurs worldwide. The study published Wednesday in The Lancet medical journal says women in Nigeria, Myanmar, Ghana and Guinea also experienced high rates of cesarean sections and surgical cuts to the vagina, or episiotomies, without their consent — and often without a painkiller. "Mistreatment during childbirth can amount to a violation of human rights, and could be a powerful disincentive from seeking facility-based maternity care," the study said in a discussion of similar research. The new study led by the World Health Organization followed more than 2,000 women
Tammy Abraham: England will walk off if they hear racist abuse

Tammy Abraham: England will walk off if they hear racist abuse

Sports
Euro 2020 qualifier: Czech Republic v EnglandVenue: Sinobo Stadium, Prague Date: Friday 11 October, 19:45 BSTCoverage: Full match commentary on Radio 5 Live, live text commentary online, BBC Sport appTammy Abraham says England are prepared to walk off the pitch if they are targeted by racist abuse in their Euro 2020 qualifiers this week.England face the Czech Republic on Friday - then play Bulgaria on Monday in a partially-closed stadium because of fans' racist behaviour in June."If it happens to one of us, it happens to all of us," Abraham said. "Harry Kane even said that if we're not happy, if a player is not happy, we all come off the pitch together."Maddison in? Pick your England XITomori...
Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville

Racist abuse: footballers should boycott social media, says Phil Neville

Sports
England women's manager Phil Neville said footballers should "boycott" social media to send a "powerful message" that abuse is not acceptable.Neville's comments come after Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba received racist abuse online having missed a penalty in his side's 1-1 draw at Wolves on Monday."We have to take drastic measures now as a football community. I've had it with my players on social media, the Premier League and the Championship have had it," said Neville. "I just wonder whether as a football community we come off social media, because Twitter won't do anything about it, Instagram won't do anything about it - they send you an email reply saying they'll investigate but n...
China: Prohibiting CGN from U.S. businesses is abuse of ‘export control’

China: Prohibiting CGN from U.S. businesses is abuse of ‘export control’

World
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- China's Foreign Ministry condemned the United States' decision to bar China Nuclear Power Corp and three of its subsidies from doing business with U.S. companies as an abuse of export control. On Wednesday, the United States added 17 entities to its Entity List including China's state-owned nuclear power company, according to the U.S. Federal Register. The Chinese entities were added to the list "because each of these four Chinese entities has engaged in or enabled efforts to acquire advanced U.S. nuclear technology and material for diversion to military uses in China," it said. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement Thursday that the move will not only hurt Chinese companies but American as well. By adding CGN and its subsidiaries to the list, "t...