JAMA. 2017 Mar 14;317(10):1070-1071. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.19706. Cannabis Use and Risk for Substance Use Disorders and Mood or Anxiety Disorders. Hill KP1. Author information 1 Substance Abuse Consultation Service, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts2Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts. FULL TEXT HERE
Where can I find assistance, medical treatment and support? In Italy, you can find assistance and obtain medical treatments in all hospitals, clinics and family counselling. These are free services and are provided to women, girls and children even when they do not possess a permit of stay or other valid IDs. Since FGMs are … Continue reading Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) – assistance, medical treatment and support?
The phrase Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) refers to all forms of partial or complete removal of female external genitals, or other modifications of the female genital organs, performed for cultural or other non-medical purposes. FGMs are an extremely serious violation of women’s and girls’ human rights. They consist in the partial removal of a healthy … Continue reading Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) – What are they?
Here you can read what are FGM. If you are in need of protection or medical treatment, in Italy you have the right to free health assistance and legal advice. YOU CAN: – Go to the website: http://www.differenzadonna.org/fgm, where you will find an informative video. – Call the number 3494393267 YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THE … Continue reading Help against female genitale mutilation (FGM)
In the wake of the Parkland massacre, the age-old question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” has a newfound relevance. As another mass school shooting stuns Americans, it is time to talk about not just how to protect students from shooters, but also about what must happen so that fewer students become shooters in the first … Continue reading The Crisis of Fatherless Shooters
A psychotherapist asks why the phenomenon has spread so rapidly. The epidemic of interest in enabling young people to “transition” from male to female or female to male is widely accepted by an uncritical media. But there are many critics. Here is an analysis of the phenomenon by a Jungian psychologist. The earliest written record … Continue reading Outbreak: the explosion of transgender teens
American College of Pediatricians – November 2017 Children are the world’s future. Child trafficking, as with few other threats to their well-being, undermines the future of children, families, and societies. In the United States, it is estimated that up to 300,000 children are victims of sex trafficking, also known as Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST). … Continue reading Child Trafficking in the world (2017)
Nkiruka En-Kee-Roo-Ka The Future is Bright Female Igbo Nigeria Kumapayi Kuh-Ma-Kwa-Yi “Death preserve this life” Male Yoruba Nigeria Olateju hur lah teh ju abundant and spread wealth Neutral YORUBA Nigeria Abisola ah-bee-saw-la Born into wealth Female Yoruba Nigeria Toluwani Toluwani God’s own Neutral Yoruba Nigeria Ekenesenarhienrhien E Ke ne se nar hien rhien appreciation meaning … Continue reading Nigerian names e Ghana names
About 400 different languages are spoken in the West African country of Nigeria. They belong to three African language families, namely the :Niger-Cordofanian, the Nilo-Saharan and the Afro-Asiatic family. The three largest language groups in Nigeria are Hausa in the North (23.2 million speakers), Yoruba in the Southwest (22.6 million speakers) and Igbo in the … Continue reading Nigerian Native Languages and Nigerian Pidgin
A friend recently alerted me to a disturbing Teen Vogue article that is best described as an explicit “how-to guide” on anal sex for adolescents. In the piece, sex educator Gigi Engle uses dehumanizing language at times (like “vagina owner” for adolescent girls) to paint a positive picture of a sexual activity the CDC says … Continue reading Most Teens Aren’t Having Sex, and They Deserve More Support for That Choice
Meruelo, Castro, Cota, Tapert Abstract Sex hormones and white (and grey) matter in the limbic system, cortex and other brain regions undergo changes during adolescence. Some of these changes include ongoing white matter myelination and sexually dimorphic features in grey and white matter. Adolescence is also a period of vulnerability when many are first exposed … Continue reading Cannabis and alcohol use, and the developing brain
Abstract Newborn altricial mammals need just after birth to locate their mother’s nipples for suckling. In this precocious behavior, including for the human baby, maternal odor via the olfactory process plays a major role. Maternal odor emitted by lactating females or by amniotic fluid (AF) attracts pups, but the chemical identity of this attractant has … Continue reading Chemical Identification of “Maternal Signature Odors”
Substance use and misuse and suicidal thoughts and behaviors tend to co-occur. The purpose of this study was to examine whether (a) suicidal ideation and attempt are related to onset of alcohol, nicotine and cannabis use and dependence; (b) early use of alcohol, nicotine and cannabis is associated with onset of suicidal ideation and attempt; … Continue reading Reciprocal relationships between substance use and disorders and suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in the Collaborative Study of the Genetics of Alcoholism.
In an extensive article on adolescent suicide published in Pediatrics, the authors glaringly omit the significant risk factors of sexual activity and elective abortion. The American College of Pediatricians has previously noted the significant risk contribution each of these has upon adolescent suicide, as well as depression. In studies that controlled for confounding factors, sexually … Continue reading All risks factors are important in assessing adolescent suicide