Study Links Suicide with Marijuana Use

first_imgSmart Colorado.org 11 Sept 2014Family First Comment: Why would we want to liberalise laws around this drug?? Teenagers who start smoking cannabis daily before the age of 17 are seven times more likely to commit suicide, a study has found.According to the paper, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, youths who smoke marijuana on a daily basis are also 60% less likely to finish high school.Researchers led by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales analysed results of three large, long-running studies from Australia and New Zealand involving nearly 3,800 people.They examined the connections between the frequency of cannabis use before age 17 – ranging from never to daily – and seven developmental outcomes assessed up to age 30, including frequency of suicide attempts, high-school completion and attainment of university degree by age 25.“We assessed seven outcomes in young people aged between 17 and 30 years, spanning educational attainment, substance use, mental health, and welfare dependence,” the paper said.READ MORE: http://smartcolorado.org/study-links-suicide-marijuana-use/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

One positive in latest Premier League COVID-19 tests

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians There was one positive result from the English Premier League’s latest round of tests for the novel coronavirus, the league said on Wednesday.A total of 1,213 tests were carried out among players and club staff on Monday and Tuesday. It was the seventh round of tests since players from England’s 20 top-flight clubs returned to training.The previous rounds of testing produced 13 positives in total.No Premier League match has taken place since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The English Premier League is scheduled to restart on June 17, when Aston Villa face Sheffield United and Manchester City take on Arsenal.Reuters/NAN. Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19Premier LeagueProject Restartlast_img read more

Aguero heading back to Britain

first_img But having initially named Aguero in their squad for their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Bolivia, Argentina have taken the chance to check on the player’s progress rather than play him. Aguero said via Twitter: “My knee is better but the squad’s physicians would rather have me be safe and stick with the treatments until it’s completely healed. “It’s a pity to miss out on the national squad matches but I’ll be cheering for Argentina from Manchester, while I finish the recovery.” Aguero, who has missed City’s last three games, has been back in his native Argentina for treatment. Manager Roberto Mancini said last Friday he expected the 24-year-old to return to Manchester early this week to resume training with a view to playing against Newcastle on March 30. Press Associationcenter_img Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has confirmed he is returning to Britain to continue his recovery from a knee injury.last_img read more

MBB : On the block: Position-by-position breakdown of Syracuse vs. Rutgers

first_img Published on February 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm Point guardScoop Jardine vs. Mike CoburnIt’s amazing what a little familiarity can do for a point guard. Even if Coburn is nowhere near as skilled in the passing game as Jardine, the senior from Mount Vernon, N.Y., has a weapon at his disposal that is equal to what Jardine has: a running mate he has known forever. Jardine’s childhood counterpart is SU stalwart Rick Jackson. For Coburn, the Scarlet Knights’ best player in Jonathan Mitchell grew up on the Lower Westchester playgrounds with the 6-foot point guard. Coburn rarely goes for points and will struggle more against SU’s zone. It’s what he is groomed for. It’s hard not to see Jardine having the advantage in this matchup.Advantage: SyracuseShooting guardAdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrandon Triche vs. James BeattyRick Jackson was SU’s MVP through the first 25 games. Triche has taken that title in the last two. With Jackson struggling, Triche says he finally recognized he needed to assert himself in the SU offense, and against Louisville and West Virginia he went for 41 total points. SU head coach Jim Boeheim says Triche needs to be a scorer. Against the very average Beatty (averaging 8.7 points per game), Triche will have a chance to eclipse his season average of 11.2 points per game.Advantage: SyracuseSmall forwardKris Joseph vs. Dane MillerJoseph is coming off a pretty complete performance against West Virginia, but to Jim Boeheim, Joseph’s game is still not where it should be. Miller will be a challenge in some aspects of the game. For example, he’s fifth in the Big East in blocks per game. But he has also proven the ability to not be much of an offensive threat at times, evidenced by his zero-point, one-rebound performance against Seton Hall last Saturday. He doesn’t compare with a player the caliber of Joseph.Advantage: SyracusePower forwardRick Jackson vs. Jonathan MitchellThis is where Jackson will look to exploit Rutgers’ lack of overall size, because on offense he’ll have the ability to match up against the undersized Mitchell. Rutgers will undoubtedly double- and even triple-team Jackson, so SU’s other shooters have to step up. Mitchell’s claim to fame recently has been a four-point play that won his team a game over Villanova, but he’s been lighting up the scoreboard lately with at least 20 points in five of six games.Advantage: EvenCenterBaye Moussa Keita vs. Gilvydas BirutaIt’s a matchup of two freshmen here, and it includes the freshman who should be starting at center for SU. Moussa Keita is a starter by name only. Most of the time, C.J. Fair’s subbed in for Moussa Keita in the past two games. On the other side, Biruta has impressed in his freshman season. He’s among the top three freshmen in the Big East in field-goal percentage (first), free-throw percentage (first) and rebounding (third).Advantage: RutgersBenchRutgers’ bench has some spark, including wing Mike Poole and forward Austin Johnson, who leads the team in field-goal percentage. But the biggest factor off the bench will be from SU. That would be C.J. Fair, who has played an average of 35 minutes in the past two games. He’s averaging more than 10 points per game in his last three. Will Fab Melo get some minutes here?Advantage: Syracuse Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more