Plight of the distracted #pedestrian: a research synthesis and meta-analysis of mobile #phone use on crossing behaviour

Pedestrians are commonly involved in vehicle collisions that result in injuries and fatalities. Pedestrian distraction has become an emerging safety issue as more pedestrians use their mobile phones while walking and crossing the street. ..Fourteen experimental studies were ultimately included in an N-weighted meta-analysis (k=81 effect sizes), and eight observational studies were included in a qualitative overview. Both mobile phone conversation and text messaging increased … Continue reading Plight of the distracted #pedestrian: a research synthesis and meta-analysis of mobile #phone use on crossing behaviour

#Marijuana Use in Patients With #Cardiovascular Disease: JACC Review Topic of the Week

Marijuana use is increasing as more states are legalizing cannabis for both medicinal and recreational purposes. National survey data estimate that >2 million Americans with established cardiovascular diseases currently use or have used marijuana in its variety of forms, including inhalation and vaping. Cannabinoid receptors are distributed in multiple tissue beds and cells, including platelets, adipose tissue, and myocytes. Observational data suggest associations between marijuana … Continue reading #Marijuana Use in Patients With #Cardiovascular Disease: JACC Review Topic of the Week