UC San Diego Examine Examines Hashish Use Dysfunction Results on Infants

Valley News – Health

SAN DIEGO – Babies born to mothers diagnosed with cannabis use disorder are more likely than such to have negative health outcomes
without the disorder, according to results released today by researchers at UC San Diego.
Researchers at UCSD’s Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science examined nearly five million live births in California between 2001 and 2012 that saw the diagnosis of cannabis use disorder rising.
Cannabis use disorder is defined as continued cannabis use despite the resulting clinically significant impairments. Not all of the people who use it
Marijuana meets the criteria for a cannabis use disorder, although the study’s authors stated that the actual incidence of cannabis use disorder is likely to be higher
as reported numbers.
The results were published in the journal Addiction and the study was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National
Institutes for Health.
Of the 4.83 million births examined, 20,237 women were discharged after childbirth with a diagnosis of a cannabis use disorder, according to the UCSD
Researcher. They found that these women’s babies were more likely to be born prematurely, have low birth weights, and are small for their gestational age – all factors that may require greater or more intensive medical care, or predict future health problems.
The child mortality risk was also greater in these babies, although the researchers said these cases were rare.
Yuyan Shi, Associate Professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and one of the authors of the study, said, “Because we are looking
Just from medical records we don’t know much about the mothers and infants in this study, but our analysis supports the recommendation that health professionals look for and treat cannabis use disorders in pregnant clients – to protect both their health and possibly their health Health of their children. “
According to UCSD, it is not currently a standard practice during prenatal care to check for cannabis use or related disorders
Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug by pregnant women for self-treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, pain, nausea and vomiting, often during the
first trimester. It is also not a standard of care to provide advice on the lack of safety data regarding cannabis use during pregnancy.
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