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Smoking marijuana could lead to breakthrough COVID cases, study finds

Heavy marijuana users who are also vaccinated may be more susceptible to breakthrough cases of COVID-19, a new study found. The study, published last Tuesday in World Psychology, found that those with a substance use disorder (SUD) — a dependence on marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, opioids and tobacco — were more likely to contract the coronavirus… Read More »

Smoggier skies, lower scores? A Brazilian study examines the effects of air pollution on students’ cognitive performance

A new study published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists looks at the causal relationship between outdoor air pollution levels on nationwide university entry examination day and students’ cognitive performance in Brazil. In “The Effects of Air Pollution on Students’ Cognitive Performance: Evidence from Brazilian University Entrance Tests,” authors Juliana… Read More »

Transgender Youth Face Multiple Barriers to Health Care, Study Finds

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story For Transgender Youth, Stigma Is Just One Barrier to Health Care Discrimination, delays and systemic hurdles prevent young trans people from reaching the care they need, a new study finds. Piper, a 17-year-old transgender girl in Georgia, one of 20 states that… Read More »

Diet could affect coronavirus risk according to MGH study

Although metabolic conditions such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to an increased risk of COVID-19, as well as an increased risk of experiencing serious symptoms once infected, the impact of diet on these risks is unknown. In a recent study led by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published… Read More »