Alcohol Problems

Understanding the neuroscience of binge drinking

A new study from researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center found that binge drinking impairs working memory in the adolescent brain. The study, in mice, explains why teenagers who binge drink are 15 times more ...

Jul 19, 2018
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The trouble with edibles

On Oct. 17, smoking cannabis will become legal in Canada. As for cannabis edibles, they will take a bit longer: Cannabis-infused food products will be legal in a little less than a year's time.

Jul 18, 2018
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Boys should be given HPV jab, says vaccine committee

It's nearly a decade since the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was first introduced in the UK to help protect against the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer. But until now, it has only been routinely offered ...

Jul 19, 2018
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