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Heavy drinking during youth can disrupt brain development

IANS | Dec 9, 2016, 01.14 PM IST Heavy drinking during youth can disrupt brain development (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Excessive alcohol use during adolescence can disrupt the development of brain and increase risk of substance use disorder later in life, a study says. “The maturation of the brain is still ongoing in adolescence, and especially the frontal areas and the ... Read More »

Early Marijuana Use May Disrupt Brain Function, Lower IQ

TORONTO: Early use of marijuana – the most commonly used illegal substance in the world – may cause abnormal brain function and lower IQ, a new study has warned. Previous studies have suggested that frequent marijuana users, especially those who begin at a young age, are at a higher risk for cognitive dysfunction and psychiatric illness, including depression, bipolar disorder ... Read More »