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Vitamin E acetate found in all lung samples from 29 patients with vaping related lung injuries

Vitamin E acetate was detected in all 29 samples of patients with vaping related lung injuries. 23 of the patients self-reported vaping THC products. Nicotine related metabolites were found in 16 patients. Based on the findings, researchers report a clear association between vitamin E acetate and vaping lung injury, but say it is possible more compounds could also cause lung injury. The CDC recommends people stop using vaping products, specifically those containing THC or purchased on the black market.... Read More...
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Researchers discover potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of marijuana

Prenatal exposure to THC makes dopamine neurons hyperactive and increases the sensitivity to the behavioral effects of the compound during pre-adolescence. This may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life. However, treatment with pregnenolone, a drug under clinical trials for ASD, cannabis use disorder, and schizophrenia, appears to correct the brain abnormalities and behavioral problems associated with prenatal cannabis exposure.... Read More...
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Gene linked to autism undergoes changes in men’s sperm after cannabis use

Marijuana use alters a gene associated with autism in sperm. Hypomethylation was identified in the DLGAP2 gene in the sperm of male rats exposed to THC. The hypomethylated state was also detected in the forebrains of their offspring. Further research is needed to establish if there is a definitive link between paternal cannabis use and ASD in humans.... Read More...