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Marijuana Use Increases Stroke Risk
2013-02-07 06:12:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New Zealand researchers have presented evidence that smoking marijuana may be increasing your chances of having a stroke. They reported at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013 that ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients were 2.3 times more likely to have smoked pot. “This is the first case-controlled study to show a possible link to the increased risk of stroke from...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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