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Girls more negatively affected by pot than boys

Early use of cannabis affects the working memory of adolescents, but its deleterious effect is more pronounced in girls, posing a risk to their academic success as well as to their memory when they reach adulthood. These are the findings of a study conducted by Sima Noorbakhsh of the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, under the […]

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'Unknown pneumonia' taking Kazakhstan by storm, officials say

‘Unknown pneumonia’ said to be deadlier than coronavirus is sweeping across Kazakhstan, Chinese embassy says More than 32,000 cases of the ‘unknown pneumonia’ have been reported in Kazakhstan from June 29 to July 5, along with 451 deaths The Chinese embassy says Kazakhstan saw 1,772 pneumonia deaths in the first half of the year, including 628 […]

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Virus testing, tracking still plagued by reporting delays

As part of the plan to restart its season next month, the NBA is preparing to test hundreds of players, coaches and others for the coronavirus each night inside a “basketball bubble”—a space at the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, with extra protection against the disease. Test results will be expected back the next morning, […]

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Skin cancer growth driven by subset of cellular masterminds

Specialized cells at the leading edge of growing skin cancers dampen immune response and promote cancer invasion, Stanford researchers find. Targeting these cells could lead to effective therapies. An elite population of cancer cells marshal at the leading edges of a growing skin tumor to guide its metastasis and help it evade the body’s immune […]