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Fish Oil Could Reduce Risk of Alcoholic Dementia

By Bryan Le

Drinking can cause long-term neurological damage and dementia, but these effects may be prevented with fish oil. MORE  

Controversial Research Links Casual Pot Use With Brain Abnormalities

By Paul Gaita

The study drew sharp criticism for its "dishonesty" and alleged influence of its funding agencies, which include the Office of National Drug Control Policy. MORE  

Research Shows Ritalin Causes Long-Term Brain Injury

By John Lavitt

Though still in the research phase, a new study showed that the ADHD drug can potentially cause clinical depression and damage to the frontal lobes. MORE  

New Study Claims Marijuana Damages Brain for Life

By Shawn Dwyer

According to researchers, chronic pot smoking during one’s teen years causes lapses in memory and reasoning. But is that really the case? MORE  

British Woman Convicted of Mercy Killing Released

By Shannon Kelley

After five years in prison, Frances Inglis has been released following her conviction for injecting her brain-damaged son with a lethal dose of heroin. And she still says it was the right thing to do. MORE  

Aerobics Can Reduce Alcohol's Brain Damage

By Valerie Tejeda

Getting moving can help mitigate memory deterioration caused by booze, researchers say. MORE  

Women Recover From Alcohol Abuse Faster

By May Wilkerson

Women's brains recover white matter quickly in early recovery, while men don't make such progress for over a year, a new study shows. MORE  

Half of South African Teens Are Underage Drinkers

By Valerie Tejeda

Concerned officials join forces with an alcohol manufacturer to try to dissuade South Africa's many drinking teens. MORE  

Alcoholic Families May Mess Up Kids' Brains

By Adam K. Raymond

Non-drinking teens with a family history of alcoholism show weaker brain responses to risky decisions. MORE  

Ecstasy Causes Long-Term Brain Damage

By Jennifer Matesa

The author of a new study tells The Fix why we shouldn't see the drug as safe. MORE  

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