Marijuana use may be useful in improving sexual health, study states.
The study reveals that libido and sexual performance are increased when the substance is taken.
For years, many scientists have associated the drug with sexual dysfunction, but this report may change that.
But new research by the Stanford University School of Medicine, United States (U.S.), has found that, on the contrary, cannabis users have 20 percent more sex than non-users – and there appears to be a causal connection.
The findings, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine are the first direct research on the effects of the drug on sex.
Marijuana is said to have a lot of chemicals in it, however tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the one credited as having the greatest effect on the user.
The study involved about 50,000 Americans within the 24-45 age range.
“Frequent marijuana use doesn’t seem to impair sexual motivation or performance. If anything, it’s associated with increased coital frequency,” said the study’s senior author, Michael Eisenberg, MD, assistant professor of urology.
“I feel less self-conscious and more relaxed when I smoke before sex, and I find that makes the sex more enjoyable for me,” says Elle who is a model.
Many casual users of the drug report allude that self-image problems, tend to be reduced when they take Marijuana.
Inhibitions which ordinarily would have taken time to get over are often let go.
There is, however, an interesting side to this, as another study,by the Oxford University Press, in 2015 showed that males who smoked Marijuana more than once a week had lower sperm counts than non-smokers.
The use of marijuana and its effects on the mind, body, sex, relationships, and health are unique to every individual.
While some claim that marijuana has a positive effect on their lives, others feel as though it affects their lives negatively.
It is recommended that you discuss marijuana use with your doctor before experimenting with it.
United Kingdom Records First Case Of Monkeypox
The Public Health Education records the first case of Monkeypox in the UK.
Speaking of the disease, the clinical director of infection at the Royal Free Hospital, Dr. Michael Jacobs, says:
“Monkeypox is, in most cases, a mild condition which will resolve on its own and have no long-term effects on a person’s health. Most people recover within several weeks. It is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus and has been reported mainly in central and west African countries.
“It does not spread easily between people and the risk of transmission to the wider public is very low. We are using strict isolation procedures in the hospital to protect our staff and patients.”
The health agency says:
“The patient was staying at a naval base in Cornwall prior to transfer to the expert infectious disease unit at the Royal Free Hospital, London where they are now receiving appropriate care. The patient is a resident of Nigeria, which is where they are believed to have contracted the infection, before traveling to the UK.”
Four Things You Need To Know About The Port Harcourt Soot
Since late 2016, residents of Rivers State, Port Harcourt to be precise, have been experiencing severe pollution in the air which has given rise to a deadly phenomenon known as ‘soot’.
If you live in Port Harcourt or its environs and you may be wondering why your hands or cloths get black regularly, it is caused by the soot.
Here are four things you need to know about the soot:
1. Soot Is Caused By Illegal Air Pollution
The soot is caused by unregulated and illegal carbon-emmission-activities carried out in the state such as Illegal refining of oil, waste coming out from industries, gas fleering among others. The black soot is a byproduct of incomplete combustion of carbon in the air.
2. The Soot Has Been Around For Over Two Years
The garden city has been plagued with the unwanted environmental disaster known as ‘soot’ for over two years without any visible solution.
3. The Soot Has Led to Environmental Degradation
The soot has led to the unfriendly nature of the environment, residents of the state complain about the sky being foggy in the early hours of the day. The report also has it that during the day you can visibly see solid black particles flying around. There’s also the case of excessive heat in closed and open space.
Rivers state has recently been detected unsafe by an application used to determine the safety level of air around the globe.
4. The Soot Has Cause Health Complications
Research has shown that the environmental hazard has led to a lot of health complications for people living in the garden city especially children. The Soot has been causing diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, coronary heart disease and some other respiratory illnesses and sometimes it can lead to premature death.
300 Doctors Left Nigeria In 2016 — NMA President
The national president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Mike Ogirima, has revealed that three hundred Nigerian doctors left the country in 2016.
Mr. Ogirima made this revelation at the association’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Thursday in Lagos.
He said more physicians have joined the migration train this year.
He further said “An estimated 35,000 Nigerian doctors are practising abroad, out of the 72,000 registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria”.
”The United Kingdom and the United States are the top destinations of the migrant doctors”.
In August, an official of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Abimbola Olajide, revealed that no fewer than 2,500 physicians would leave the country this year.
“Nigeria is using her resources to train doctors and professionals at the advantage of foreign countries. What are those things attracting these professionals outside? Can we duplicate those things here?” Mr. Ogirima asked.
The NMA president said the responsibility to check the migration lies with the government, the people and professionals to provide the good working environment.
The President said, “The government should provide adequate remuneration. We are not saying we should pay so much, but pay them for the job they are doing as at when due”.