Get Your Kid A Dog And Reduce Their Schizophrenia Risk As Adults

Sometime during the Last Glacial Maximum, or period when ice sheets covered most of North America, Europe and Asia, man got a great idea. He realized that it was cold, really dry and that food was getting harder to come by. He was competing with other animals for that food and he was freezing his… Continue reading Get Your Kid A Dog And Reduce Their Schizophrenia Risk As Adults

Do Psychiatric Disorders Share Common Genes?

Many distinct psychiatric diseases share a common genetic structure, according to new research by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team of investigators. Psychiatric disorders affect more than 25 percent of the population in a given year. In the largest-ever study of its kind, published in the journal… Continue reading Do Psychiatric Disorders Share Common Genes?

Teen Cannabis Harmful to Brain Function

About one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis (19% of Canadians aged 15-19), and its recent legalization across the country warrants investigation into the consequence of this use on the developing brain. Adolescence is associated with the maturation of cognitive functions, such as working memory, decision-making, and impulsivity control. This is a highly vulnerable period… Continue reading Teen Cannabis Harmful to Brain Function