Monthly Archives: April 2017

Canada to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use

The Canadian government, under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, plans on passing new legislation that will legalize recreational marijuana use across Canada for anyone over the age of 18. Despite wide public support, some policy makers and politicians have concerns regarding the logistics and wholesome regulation of recreational marijuana. Legalizing recreational marijuana has been a heavily…

A Shrinking Brain or a Visit to the Shrink? The Curious Case of ADHD

A meta-analysis of pooled individual data from cohorts of cases and controls found that participants with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from 23 sites in North and South America, Europe and China had smaller amygdala, accumbens, and hippocampus volumes compared to healthy controls. Previously, meta-analyses of clinical data revealed reduced volumes of basal ganglia, caudate,…