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  • Teen brain volume changes with small amount of cannabis use, study finds

  • Feb 13, 2019 09:53 AM EST
  • At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug's impact on teens may be warranted. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, shows that even a small amount of canna…
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  • Obesity-related cancers rising in young adults in the US

  • Feb 05, 2019 09:43 AM EST
  • A new study finds rates are increasing for six of 12 cancers related to obesity in younger adults in the United States, with steeper increases in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations.
  • BU: US youth suicides more prevalent in states with higher gun ownership (IMAGE)
  • US youth suicides more prevalent in states with higher gun ownership

  • Feb 04, 2019 09:23 AM EST
  • A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that states with higher levels of household gun ownership also have higher overall youth suicide rates, with every 10 percentage-point increase in household gun ownership as…
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  • Youthful cognitive ability strongly predicts mental capacity later in life

  • Jan 22, 2019 09:07 AM EST
  • Early adult general cognitive ability (GCA) -- the diverse set of skills involved in thinking, such as reasoning, memory and perception -- is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occ…
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  • Teenagers gamble away their education

  • Jan 19, 2019 09:16 AM EST
  • A new study in Springer's Journal of Gambling Studies shows that a 14-year-old who gambles is more likely to struggle at school.
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