Recent pot use linked to increased heart attack risk in young adults

Marijuana has been linked to a doubling in the risk of a heart attack in younger adults, no matter how they use it, a new study reports.

Eighteen- to 44-year-olds who used pot were twice as likely to have a heart attack compared with non-users, whether they smoked, vaped or ate their weed, researchers found.

“We found it wasn’t only smoking that had this kind of effect. The effect size was pretty similar regardless of how people consumed their cannabis,” said lead researcher Dr. Karim Ladha, an anesthesiologist and assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy,

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Young people are experiencing rare cases of heart inflammation after getting coronavirus vaccines, but doctors say the risk of COVID-19 is far greater

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Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

  • Young people who got COVID-19 vaccines have reported higher rates of heart inflammation.

  • The CDC is investigating whether there’s a link between the Pfizer and Moderna shots and these events.

  • Even if there is a link, doctors said, the risk from COVID-19 is far greater than from the vaccines.

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Young people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccines have reported higher-than-usual rates of heart inflammation and swelling, US health officials said on Thursday.

The findings are preliminary and

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Heart inflammation in young men higher than expected after Pfizer, Moderna vaccines -U.S. CDC

By Michael Erman and Manojna Maddipatla 

  (Reuters) -A higher-than-expected number of young men have experienced heart inflammation after their second dose of the mRNA COVID-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, according to data from two vaccine safety monitoring systems, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday. 

  The CDC and other health regulators have been investigating heart inflammation cases after Israel’s Health Ministry reported that it had found a likely link to the condition in young men who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. 

  The agency said it is still assessing the risk from the condition and has

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Love Island’s Dr Alex George appointed young mental health ambassador | Mental health

Alex George, the doctor who rose to fame as a contestant on Love Island, has been appointed by Boris Johnson as a youth mental health ambassador to advise the government.

The A&E doctor, whose younger teenage brother took his own life last year just weeks before he was due to start medical school, has been campaigning for better mental health provision.

No 10 said George would use both his clinical and personal experience to help shape policy on improving support for young people in schools, colleges and universities.

The doctor, who appeared in the 2018 series of the ITV2 dating

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