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Study: Teen marijuana use and crime decrease as states legalize

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https://newbostonpost.com/2016/06/01/study-teen-marijuana-use-and-crime-collapses-as-states-legalize/

Pot Doc gets suspended amid probe into trooper’s death

...Medford and Melrose seeking comment didn’t elicit an immediate response. Canna Care has eight clinics in Massachusetts and operates in four other states, including Rhode Island, Connecticut and Maine. NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/05/27/pot-doc-gets-suspended-amid-probe-into-troopers-death/

Church-going women live longer, Harvard study shows

...freedom is limited. The study cites other research showing that about 43 percent of all Americans regularly attend religious services. Contact Kara Bettis at [email protected] or on Twitter @karabettis. NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/05/18/church-going-women-live-longer-harvard-study-shows/

Is addiction a brain disease?

...of one dimension. Official rhetoric does addicts a disservice when it implies they are merely helpless victims of their own hijacked brains. Sally Satel, Lecturer in Psychiatry, Yale University NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/05/12/is-addiction-a-brain-disease/

Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?

...So consider silencing your phone – even when you are not in the movie theater. Your brain will thank you. Kostadin Kushlev, Research Associate in Psychology, University of Virginia NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/05/10/are-our-smartphones-afflicting-us-all-with-symptoms-of-adhd/

Senate votes to bar tobacco to under-21 buyers in Mass.

...a statement thanking the Senate for passing the bill, saying tobacco and nicotine use costs the state more than $4 billion annually in healthcare costs. Written by Katie Lannan NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/04/28/senate-votes-to-bar-tobacco-to-under-21-buyers-in-mass/

Marijuana may help break addiction to painkillers, heroin

...much more focused,” Witman said. “They have greater respect. They feel better about themselves. Most importantly, I’m able to get them back to gainful employment.” Written by Michael Casey NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/04/26/marijuana-may-help-break-addiction-to-painkillers-heroin/

A look at marijuana laws around the US and the globe

...Each country has many caveats. Some consider the drug just as illegal as heroin but don’t enforce the ban. Others, like Uruguay and the Netherlands, allow its recreational use. NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/04/25/a-look-at-marijuana-laws-around-the-us-and-the-globe/

Study: Heavy pot users face as many midlife troubles as alcoholics

...use, we hope that our findings can inform discussions about the potential implications of greater availability and use of cannabis,” the study concluded. — Written by Jose R. Gonzalez NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/04/25/study-heavy-pot-users-face-as-many-midlife-troubles-as-alcoholics/

Worcester region sinks to lowest rank in ‘well-being’

...example, anti-obesity campaigns and opportunities for fitness and recreation could increase physical health and decrease medical visits and related costs. Contact Kara Bettis at [email protected] or on Twitter @karabettis. NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/03/29/worcester-region-sinks-to-lowest-rank-in-well-being/

Is Boston’s water safe?

...once the water gets here it doesn’t see the light of day until it reaches your tap, which is really good,” Convery said. Map courtesy of the MWRA NBPUrban NBPHealth......

https://newbostonpost.com/2016/03/09/how-boston-gets-its-water-and-how-its-treated/