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Even casually smoking marijuana can change your brain, study says

“Some of these people only used marijuana to get high once or twice a week,” said co-author Hans Breiter, quoted in Northwestern University’s Science Newsline. Breiter hailed the study as the first to analyze the effects of light marijuana use. “People think a little recreational use shouldn’t cause a problem, if someone is doing OK with work or school,” he said. “Our data directly says this is not the case.”

The Washington Post Apr 16, 2104
Study Finds Signs of Brain Changes in Pot Smokers

Longer-term studies will be needed to see if such brain changes cause any symptoms over time, said Breiter, of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital.

ABC News Apr 15, 2014
Young Dads Are at Risk for Postpartum Depression

“Parental depression has a detrimental effect on kids, especially during those first key years of parent-infant attachment,” said lead study author Dr. Craig Garfield, an associate professor in pediatrics and medical social sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, in a statement. “We need to do a better job of helping young dads transition through that time period.”

TIME Magazine Apr 14, 2014
Obamacare and its effect on women's health

Dr. Lauren Streicher, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, said one patient asked about having her fallopian tubes tied as a form of birth control. "When I told her it would be easier for her husband to have a vasectomy, she said, 'Vasectomy is not covered by our insurance, but tubal ligation is,'" Streicher said.

Chicago Tribune Apr 09, 2014

Breakthroughs In the April issue, read about motor neurons in the lab of Hande Ozdinler, PhD, a recap of Research Day and more.

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