According to NBC:
Two poison control doctors from Colorado claim that a patient they treated, an 11-month-old baby boy, died from an overdose of marijuana. The report has ignited controversy — marijuana has not previously been shown to cause a fatal overdose— but some medical experts say the drug might have played a role in the boy’s death.
The child showed up in a Colorado hospital in 2015, barely conscious after having a seizure. The boy was intubated in the emergency room, but his heart began to fail.
“The kid never really got better,” Dr. Christopher Hoyte of Colorado's Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center to NBC News' KUSA. “And just one thing led to another and the kid ended up with a heart stopped. And the kid stopped breathing and died.”
Hoyte had been on duty at the poison control center and had been called in to help with the case. After learning that the child’s urine and blood tested positive for marijuana, he and Dr. Thomas Nappe set out to understand whether the drug had actually caused the death. They reported their findings in a journal article in March.
“We just wanted to make sure that we’re not going to call this a marijuana-related fatality if there was something else that we could point at,” Hoyte said. “And we looked and couldn’t find it.”
Their report concluded: “As of this writing, this is the first reported pediatric death associated with cannabis.”
Officially, the baby boy died from myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. In children, the condition is often caused by a virus that reaches the heart muscle, but doctors ruled out viral infection as the cause.
Dr. Noah Kaufman, an emergency specialist who reviewed the report, doubts the findings. “That statement is too much,” Kaufman told KUSA. “Because that is saying confidently that this is the first case. And I still disagree with that.”
Other experts believe that the drug might have played a role in the boy’s death.
“I don’t doubt that a kid that age could get really sick from eating those," said Dr. Andrew Stolbach, a medical toxicologist and emergency room physician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. "Certainly you see that with synthetic cannabinoids: People develop a fast heart rate and become really agitated, sometimes to the point where the temperature goes up.”
While the heart muscle does indeed have receptors for cannabinoids, that doesn’t mean marijuana would cause myocarditis, said Yasmin Hurd, director of the Addiction Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
It’s very likely that the boy had a problem with his heart before ingesting marijuana, Hurd said. “And [the drug] could have been the last straw.”
Edibles and children a 'scary' mixWhile Hurd wouldn’t pin the boy’s death on the drug, she does believe that marijuana is becoming a problem for children and young people, especially since the amount of THC — the active ingredient contained in edible products — can vary wildly.
Recreational cannabis use was legalized in Colorado in 2014. Since then, the number of emergency room visits by young people has quadrupled, according to University of Colorado researchers. Children are getting access to the drug from parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends, babysitters or other relatives. Most of the time, kids eat food containing marijuana and experience symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, vomiting, agitation, dangerous heart rates and seizures.
"A lot of the emergency room visits are due to edibles, which can have very, very high concentrations of THC,” Hurd said.
The mix of edibles and kids, “is a really scary scenario,” Stolbach said. “They can look like candy and they’re supposed to taste like candy. So of course a kid is going to be curious.”
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The U.S. Navy had almost everyone in a county in Washington state glued to sky after one of their pilots took his artistic skills to the next level.
According to The Hill, one of the pilots used his aircraft and drew a male genitalia in the sky. Many were quick to snap the cloudy genitalia before it disappeared, but the Navy isn’t taking this lightly.
“The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable,” the officials said in a statement.
Something tells me this pilot won’t be doing that again.
According to TMZ, David believes that Jennifer was out here creppin’ with music producer Mali Music. Jennifer denied cheating on her longtime boo, but David isn’t buying it. He thinks that Jennifer and Mali were secretly hooking up for months before their confrontation.
The site also claims that Jennifer met Mali a couple of years ago when she booked him to perform at her party. She told Charlamagne Tha God in 2014 that he was her favorite artist.
“My favorite artist is Mali Music. See, y’all don’t even know who he is. Y’all gotta look up Mali Music, trust me.”
David got kicked out of the family home Thursday after Jennifer got an order of protection against him, claiming she feared he would attack her. David’s team is denying this allegations and claims that she’s just being petty.
“David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now. However, when it became apparent to Ms. Hudson that Mr. Otunga would be the parent granted residential care of the child, as a result of Mr. Otunga being the child’s primary caregiver while Ms. Hudson pursues her career all over the world, Ms. Hudson decided to file a meritless Petition for Order of Protection in an effort to gain an unfair advantage in the custody dispute.”
According to CNN:
The embattled head of Puerto Rico's power authority stepped down Friday, nearly two months after Hurricane Maria left much of the island without electricity.
Ricardo Ramos, executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, known as PREPA, submitted his resignation to the bankrupt utility's board. It was effective immediately, according to PREPA.
He stepped down days after Puerto Rico's governor declared that power generation had reached 50% capacity, only to see an outage leave parts of San Juan without power for hours. It was the second outage in as many weeks.
This is what we love to see being done in the community. Share the love, Share the wealth! According to the Shaderoom.com, a South Florida man, who won $52 million in the lottery back in 2010, is using his winnings to rebuild one of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest African-American communities.According to CBS Miami, Miguel Pilgram is putting his money back into the community with hopes of restoring Sistrunk Boulevard, which was a booming center of black business and culture almost 50 years ago. “Sistrunk was known for music, food and a lot of other experiences,” he said. “I would like to jump start that.”
He’s currently converting a vacant building on the corner of NW 15th Street and Sistrunk Blvd. into a new restaurant and blues club. He also has plans to renovate a three-story building across the street with retail stores, lofts and a performing arts center.
“For me, it’s [about] preserving the community as a whole,” he told reporters. “There is a need, and in my mind, an obligation, to invest there.”
I need for all men and woman to keep your hands to yourself unless you are married. The recent rise is accusers comimg out saying they have been sexually harassed by a Entertainment Industry Professional. So here is another known name accused according to TMZ:
Sylvester Stallone is vehemently denying an allegation he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl back in 1986 while he was in Las Vegas.The claim is based on a police report in which the alleged victim said Stallone, who was 40 at the time, invited her up to his room at the Las Vegas Hilton. She claims he had sex with her, and then asked if she'd ever had sex with 2 men at the same time.
According to the police report, published by the Daily Mail, the girl claimed Stallone's bodyguard then came out of the bathroom and she was forced to perform oral sex on him and Stallone. She claims Stallone threatened to "beat her head in" if she told anyone.
Stallone's spokeswoman Michelle Bega tells TMZ ... "This is a ridiculous, categorically false story. No one was ever aware of this story until it was published today, including Mr. Stallone. At no time was Mr. Stallone ever contacted by authorities or anyone else regarding this matter."
The girl did not want to press charges because she was scared and humiliated, and reportedly signed a "no prosecution" form.
It's not uncommon, especially with a minor involved, for police and prosecutors to pursue a case without an alleged victim's cooperation. However, Las Vegas PD tells us they could not go forward in this type of case when the victim is refusing to cooperate and move forward with charges.
Stallone's rep is adamant ... "It never happened."
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Rapper Lil Peep (21) from Miami, FL was found dead on Wednesday in Tucson, Arizona before the last show of his tour. The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner are still awaiting Lil Peep's toxicology results, however, they do believe that drugs were involved in his untimely death. Many believe that the rappers choice to self-medicate during his bouts with depression led to the overdose. XXL reported that his manager Chase Ortega broke the news, stating, " I've been expecting this call for a year. Mother fuck."
His death has left many in the hip-hop community feeling heartbroken. Lil Peep had so much potential and lots of passion for what he did. Our prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans during this time.