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Posted on 05. Mar, 2007 by Julia Barnard.
Research in the US indicates that the marijuana may help prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease. An ingredient in marijuana has been shown to prevent what are termed ‘Alzheimer plaques’ from forming in the brain. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia. It generally affects older people and its symptoms include memory loss and difficulties with [...]
Posted on 22. Aug, 2006 by Julia Barnard.
Long-term users who had been smoking for ten years or more on a regular basis, were found to have reduced functioning in memory, coordination and verbal fluency. They were compared to short-term users and occasional users who had only smoked a few times before and not at all in the last two years. The difference [...]
Posted on 13. Jul, 2006 by Julia Barnard.
People who displayed symptoms of and during childhood have been found to be more likely to take ecstasy later on in life according to research. It may be the group turned to ecstasy in an attempt to reduce their symptoms of anxiety and depression. However, used long-term, ecstasy can actually increase such symptoms. The research [...]