Being shorter may lead to feelings of inferiority

31 January 2014
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A new study published in Psychiatry Today found that people who had their height “virtually lowered” felt inferior and mistrustful, Medical News Today reported. British researchers studied a group of 60 adult women who used a virtual reality (VR) simulation to take two rides on the London Underground subway. On the first trip, the participant’s perceived height was unaltered, but on their second simulated trip, their perceived height was lowered by 9.84 inches. The participants commented on their experience, and after the second ride, there was a significant increase in reports of negative...

Eating disorder garners more attention

31 January 2014
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Ken Stewart works out almost every day, takes regular dance classes and watches what he eats. But the 52-year-old has a secret: he’s a binge eater. “It’s nothing to literally go eat a whole cake and a pint of ice cream in about 20 minutes,” Stewart told FoxNews.com. “And then [to] want more and usually go and get it.” Stewart is not alone in his struggle – binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States, affecting 3.5 percent of women and 2 percent of men, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). Despite its prevalence,...

Teen brains are not ready for marijuana

31 January 2014
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(TIME.com) — With each passing day, it seems, smoking pot becomes less and less stigmatized in our society. In a much-buzzed-about piece in The New Yorker, President Obama suggested making pot legal in large part to correct the vast inequities that minorities face in terms of cannabis-related arrests and imprisonment. Besides, said the president, who was known to smoke his fair share of weed back in the day, “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol” for the individual user. Is marijuana as safe as — or safer than — alcohol? Even the straight-laced Bill...

Marijuana use during pregnancy affects baby’s brain

30 January 2014
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Using marijuana during pregnancy could affect a baby’s brain development by interfering with how brain cells are wired, a new study in mice and human tissue suggests. Researchers studied marijuana’s effects on mice and brain tissue from human fetuses, and found that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, interferes with the formation of connections between nerve cells in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher thinking skills and forming memories. “Our advice is that [pregnant] mothers should avoid marijuana,”said neuroscientist Tibor Harkany...

Marijuana use during pregnancy affects baby’s brain

30 January 2014
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Using marijuana during pregnancy could affect a baby’s brain development by interfering with how brain cells are wired, a new study in mice and human tissue suggests. Researchers studied marijuana’s effects on mice and brain tissue from human fetuses, and found that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, interferes with the formation of connections between nerve cells in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher thinking skills and forming memories. “Our advice is that [pregnant] mothers should avoid marijuana,”said neuroscientist Tibor Harkany...

Marijuana use during pregnancy affects baby’s brain

29 January 2014
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Using marijuana during pregnancy could affect a baby’s brain development by interfering with how brain cells are wired, a new study in mice and human tissue suggests. Researchers studied marijuana’s effects on mice and brain tissue from human fetuses, and found that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, interferes with the formation of connections between nerve cells in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher thinking skills and forming memories. “Our advice is that [pregnant] mothers should avoid marijuana,”said neuroscientist Tibor Harkany...

Marijuana use during pregnancy affects baby’s brain

28 January 2014
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Using marijuana during pregnancy could affect a baby’s brain development by interfering with how brain cells are wired, a new study in mice and human tissue suggests. Researchers studied marijuana’s effects on mice and brain tissue from human fetuses, and found that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, interferes with the formation of connections between nerve cells in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher thinking skills and forming memories. “Our advice is that [pregnant] mothers should avoid marijuana,”said neuroscientist Tibor Harkany...

Marijuana use during pregnancy affects baby’s brain

28 January 2014
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Using marijuana during pregnancy could affect a baby’s brain development by interfering with how brain cells are wired, a new study in mice and human tissue suggests. Researchers studied marijuana’s effects on mice and brain tissue from human fetuses, and found that the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, interferes with the formation of connections between nerve cells in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher thinking skills and forming memories. “Our advice is that [pregnant] mothers should avoid marijuana,”said neuroscientist Tibor Harkany...

Senator proposes law to protect children

28 January 2014
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Poll says majority of Americans support legal pot

23 January 2014
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By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto and Fred Backus For the first time since the CBS News Poll began asking the question, a slight majority of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana use.    Fifty-one percent say they think the use of marijuana should be made legal, while 44 percent do not.  Public opinion on this issue has changed dramatically over the past few years:  in October 2011 a slight majority (51 percent) opposed making marijuana use legal, and as recently as April 2013 public opinion was divided on this issue (45 percent...

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