The Daily Populous

Thursday June 18th, 2020 evening edition

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The new: In our international cohort study, continued use of cannabis at 15 weeks of pregnancy was associated with significantly lower birthweight, head circumference, birth length, and gestational age at birth, as well as with more frequent severe neonatal morbidity or death.

Women were excluded from our analysis if their pregnancy ended earlier than 20 weeks (Supporting Information, figure).

The research nurse asked women about the duration and frequency of cannabis use from 3 months before until 15 weeks into their pregnancy.

Women were allocated to four categories: never used cannabis, used cannabis but quit before pregnancy, used cannabis but quit during early pregnancy (by 15 weeks), and continued to use cannabis at 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Anthropometric measurements (infant birthweight, head circumference, birth length) were recorded by research midwives within 72 hours of birth.

The association between duration of cannabis use during pregnancy and severe neonatal morbidity or death was evaluated by logistic regression.

Continued and high frequency of cannabis use during pregnancy were each associated with significantly poorer neonatal outcomes. »

Donald Trump 'unaware UK was nuclear power', says former aide

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Donald Trump was unaware the UK was a nuclear power, according to a book by his former national security adviser John Bolton.

Mr Bolton, who worked in the White House for 17 months, said the president was "stunningly uninformed".

Mr Bolton left the White House in September 2019, saying he had quit as national security adviser. »

In U.S., 87% Approve of Black-White Marriage, vs. 4% in 1958

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Approval of marriages between blacks and whites is up one percentage point from 2011, when this attitude was last measured.

Eleven percent of Americans today say they disapprove of black-white marriage, compared with 94% who disapproved in 1958.

Blacks' approval of black-white marriage (96%) is now nearly universal, while whites' approval is 12 percentage points lower, at 84%. »

Chelsea transfer news: Timo Werner transfer agreed

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Werner said: ‘I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club.

I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans.

Marina Granovskaia added: 'We are very excited that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea. »

Actor Danny Masterson Charged With Raping 3 Women

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Actor Danny Masterson has been charged with “forcibly raping three women” between 2001 and 2003, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced on Wednesday.

Also Read: Danny Masterson and Church of Scientology Accused of Stalking and Invasion of Privacy in New Lawsuit.

If convicted, Masterson faces a possible maximum sentence of 45 years to life in state prison. »