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Hope For Cannabis as Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Canada currently finds itself at the intersection of two historic social phenomena with massive implications for public health. First, after decades of restricting public access to marijuana, on Oct. 17, Canada became the first major industrial nation to fully legalize cannabis  for both medicinal and recreational usage

We Have Weaker Bones Than Our Hunter-gatherer Ancestors: Review

Technology is continuously advancing to make our lives "easier", more efficient and often more sedentary. All of this has an impact on our body and, specifically, our bones. Loss of bone strength is one of the least talked about risks of sedentary lifestyles, but is arguably one of the most important, with osteoporosis-related fractures occurring in one in three women and one in five men. There is a direct relationship between the lack of estrogen after menopause and the development of osteoporosis

Making Decisions Over Prolonged Periods Doesn't Diminish Accuracy, New Study Finds

Making good decisions usually involves gathering information at least several seconds, much longer than the time that individual brain cells take to process their inputs. However, this disparity does not reduce our ability to make accurate choices, it is a new study by neuroscientists at New York University. Their results, which appear in the journal  Current Biology, suggest a newfound ability to incorporate information over prolonged periods