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Article ID: 703935

UC San Diego Campaign Raises Awareness about “Drugged” Driving

University of California San Diego

As roadway safety remains a pressing public health concern in California, researchers at the Qualcomm Institute and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have received funding to expand a statewide program known as Training, Research, and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS). TREDS recently launched a public awareness campaign called “Higher Education: Driving High is DUI” to raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs.

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13-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703468

Adolescent cannabis use alters development of planning, self-control brain areas

University of Illinois at Chicago

Adolescent marijuana use may alter how neurons function in brain areas engaged in decision-making, planning and self-control, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The findings are the result of an animal model study focused on the structural development of the prefrontal cortex, or PFC, which controls high-level cognitive functions.

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6-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    29-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702911

Can attending a top high school reduce teens’ marijuana abuse?

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Students from low-income neighborhoods who attended a high-achieving school were less likely to abuse marijuana than those who weren’t offered admission. By 11th grade, the risk of misusing the drug was cut by half in boys at top-performing schools.

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26-Oct-2018 9:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702365

Adolescent THC Exposure Can Have Long-Term Effects on Adult Brain in Neuronal Systems Linked to Psychiatric Risk

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Researchers Find Long-Term Structural and Gene Expression Disturbances in Adult Brains in Association with Adolescent THC Exposure; These Changes Mimic Aspects of Psychosis Risk

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17-Oct-2018 1:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701722

Studies needed on impact of cannabis use on puberty

McMaster University

Samaan and his research team at McMaster set out to find studies on boys and girls under age 18 with exposure to recreational or medicinal cannabis. The use of cannabis included smoked, ingested and other modes of exposure to cannabis products.

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5-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    3-Oct-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701363

Teen cannabis use is not without risk to cognitive development

Universite de Montreal

A study led by researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal confirms that cannabis use is related to impaired and lasting effects on adolescent cognitive development.

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1-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 700968

Anesthesia Providers Set Cannabis Abstinence Guidelines

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

In the past few decades, societal acceptance and legalization of marijuana have increased. Despite centuries of cannabis use for both recreational and medicinal purposes, scientific knowledge of marijuana is limited. In this changing environment, anesthesia providers need preoperative guidelines to assess patients who are medicinal, recreational, or chronic cannabis users and up-to-date information about potential interaction with anesthesia.

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23-Sep-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700703

Study to Examine Possible Effects of Cannabis Compound for Common Movement Disorder

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California School of Medicine are preparing to launch a novel clinical trial to examine the safety, efficacy and pharmacological properties of cannabis as a potential treatment for adults with essential tremor (ET). Currently, ET is treated using repurposed medications originally developed for high blood pressure or seizures.

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18-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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