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Study: Pot-consuming pregnant women have THC in breast milk weeks later

Study: Pot-consuming pregnant women have THC in breast milk weeks later

Health
March 8 (UPI) -- Pregnant women who use marijuana-based products have high levels of the drug's psychoactive ingredient in their breast milk for up to six weeks after giving birth, a study published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics found. Levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in the breast milk of participating women were as high as 5.5 nanograms per milliliter two weeks after giving birth, the data showed. Advertisement At six weeks after delivery, these levels had dropped to just under 2 nanograms per milliliter. To put that in perspective, motorists with blood THC levels above 5 nanograms per milliliter can be charged with driving under the influence in many states. Today's marijuana products are more potent and several medical societies recommend abstaining from marijuana use during pregn...
Pregnant women not at greater risk from coronavirus – study

Pregnant women not at greater risk from coronavirus – study

Technology
Pregnant women are not at greater risk of suffering severe coronavirus symptoms, a study suggests. However, the majority of expectant mothers who did fall severely ill with COVID-19 between 1 March and 14 April were in the later stages of pregnancy, or the third trimester, according to the data. This means heavily pregnant women should continue to practise social distancing as much as possible, researchers warn. :: Listen to Sophy Ridge on Sunday on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerThe research was led by the University of Oxford and Britain's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - but has not yet been peer reviewed. ...
‘View’ co-host Meghan McCain announces she is pregnant

‘View’ co-host Meghan McCain announces she is pregnant

Entertainment
March 22 (UPI) -- The View co-host Meghan McCain announced on Instagram that she is pregnant. Because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the 35-year-old television personality said she plans to practice social distancing and will appear on the talk show via satellite for the near future. "My husband Ben and I have been blessed to find out I'm pregnant, Although this isn't how I expected to announce my pregnancy, both we and our families are excited to share the news with you all," McCain wrote in her post. She married journalist Ben Domenech in 2017. McCain said last summer she had suffered a miscarriage and was grieving the loss. View co-host Joy Behar, 77, recently said she was taking time off from the show to avoid being exposed to the virus. Let's bl...
National flags, military presence and pregnant women – the battle for Antarctic dominance

National flags, military presence and pregnant women – the battle for Antarctic dominance

Technology
Antarctica faces a growing threat from fishing and mining as its ice melts and the world's population swells, an expert has warned.Klaus Dodds, professor of geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London, said climate change could erode Antarctica's special status as the last great wilderness, leading to increasing pressure to exploit its resources. "If you're not careful, the ice is slippery," he said in an interview with Sky News to mark the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the continent. "If Antarctica continues to change thanks to things like climate change, will that also lead to a shift in the way that we think of Antarctica? Does Antarctica stop being so exceptional?"He said seals and whales have been heavily exploited in the past, but increasingly fish and, in future,...
Pregnant Marnie Simpson bares all in naked bathtime snap

Pregnant Marnie Simpson bares all in naked bathtime snap

Entertainment
The starlet, who first appeared on the MTV show in 2013, took to her official Instagram account before posting a fully nude shot.Sitting in her giant bath, Marnie laid herself bare as she posed in her bathroom mirror.Flaunting her baby bump, the outgoing gal left little to the imagination as she snapped away.Keen to keep her modesty intact, Marnie clutched at her assets with her arm.Excited about becoming a mum for the first time, the reality TV regular captioned the shot: "Almost there baby boy. Nine weeks left."Replying to the pic, fellow Geordie babe Holly Hagan wrote: "Omg that isn’t long at all.""Amazing picture of you so natural," another fan added."You look amazing Marns," a second replied. Meanwhile, boyfriend Casey Johnson simply gushed: "Wow. Wow. Wow." The child will b...