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Marijuana use while pregnant boosts risk of children’s sleep problems

As many as 7% of moms-to-be use marijuana while pregnant, and that number is rising fast as more use it to quell morning sickness. But new research suggests such use could have a lasting impact on the fetal brain, influencing children’s sleep for as much as a decade.

Sen. Cruz Signs Pledge To Keep U.S. Dominant Natural Gas Producer

Sen. Ted Cruz is among 141 political leaders in a pledge to keep the United States’ energy industry dominant amid the coronavirus pandemic and the consequential economic downturn. The Texas Republican, as well as seven additional senators, three governors, and…

The GWPF Think Tank Launches ‘Energy For Africa’ Week

Today, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is launching its Energy Justice project, seeking to highlight how reliable energy access is central to the problems of people and businesses in the developing world, and showing how it must be central…

Geochemistry test can identify osteoporosis earlier than current ‘gold-standard’ test

(Goldschmidt Conference) In a novel collaboration, clinicians and geochemists have developed a test which can show the presence of osteoporosis before it has a noticeable clinical effect on bones. The methods are still being refined, but initial results show that it is more sensitive than the standard DXA osteoporosis scans, and can identify the condition earlier. Researchers are now working to develop the test for routine clinical use.

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HEALTH: ‘Racism is a risk factor’ — heat threatens birth outcomes

Rising temperatures brought on by climate change disproportionately threaten pregnant women who work outdoors, who can’t access air conditioning and who are Black or Hispanic, a panel of reproductive justice experts said last week.