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Aboriginal youth use tobacco, illicit drugs and alcohol more than non-Aboriginal youth in Canada

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Aboriginal-youth living off-reserve in Canada use tobacco, alcohol and drugs significantly more than non-Aboriginal youth and have higher health risks, according to a new article.

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How marijuana affects the way the brain processes emotional information

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Drugs like marijuana act on naturally occurring receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. However, the mechanisms by which these drugs produce their sensory and mood altering effects within the brain are largely unknown. Researchers have now identified a critical brain pathway responsible for the effects of cannabinoid drugs on how the brain processes emotional [...]

Marijuana use may hurt intellectual skills in multiple sclerosis patients

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Any possible pain relief that marijuana has for people with multiple sclerosis may be outweighed by the drug’s apparent negative effect on thinking skills, according to new research.

Exercise can curb marijuana use and cravings, study finds

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Researchers are studying heavy users of marijuana to help understand what exercise does for the brain, contributing to a field of research that uses exercise as a modality for prevention and treatment. Participants saw a significant decrease in their cravings and daily use after just a few sessions of running on the treadmill, according to [...]

Cannabis use precedes the onset of psychotic symptoms in young people, study finds

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Cannabis use during adolescence and young adulthood increases the risk of psychotic symptoms, while continued cannabis use may increase the risk for psychotic disorder in later life, concludes a new study.