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Health News Updates, Health on the Hill

Weekly Health News Updates

  • The recent legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington has caused the benefits and risks of using the drug to receive more attention than ever. CNN reports that researchers published more than 6,000 studies on the effects of marijuana in the past three years, some of which say adolescents may be at a higher risk for brain damage than other users.
  • New research shows that working with a tutor on a single subject may not be the way to become smarter. “Brain training,” unlike tutoring, aims to improve students’ comprehension and ability to analyze.
  • An article by The Washington Post debunks health apps as unhelpful and not scientifically accurate.
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