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How Changing Laws on Cannabis are Impacting Pediatric Patient Visits to the Emergency Room

Researchers from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children recently published a review paper taking a detailed look at cannabis-related emergency department (ED) visits by pediatric patients.

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Research Shows that Memory Function in Adolescents Improves After 30 Days of Cannabis Abstinence

A Mass General research study found that teens and young adults who abstained from cannabis use for a month showed improved performance on memory and cognitive function tests.

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Mass General’s Research Roundup for May 2016

Mapping the wandering mind Do you ever find your mind wandering? You are not alone. Studies show that we spend 30 to 50 percent of our waking hours unfocused on the task at hand. But why? Researchers at Mass General’s Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging used functional MRI (fMRI) technology to identify changes in brain activity that take […]

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