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Recently, cannabis has experienced a resurgence of interest. Two countries—Uruguay and Canada—have legalized it. In the United States, 33 states and the District of Columbia now allow at least its medical use. In the field of epilepsy, there have been more than 150 years of anecdotes about the plant’s anti-seizure effects. Recent trials of cannabidiol (CBD)—a molecule found in the cannabis plant—led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Epidiolex to treat seizures in Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.

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Positive interactions on social media are not making young adults feel more connected, whereas negative experiences increase the likelihood of them reporting loneliness, scientists with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media Technology and Health (MTH) report in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

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Certain social media factors were linked with major depressive disorder (MDD) in aJournal of Applied Biobehavioural Researchstudy of Millennials.

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Research published in Heliyon finds that Facebook users who engage in social comparison are more aware of their physical ailments

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Almost 40 percent of youth exhibit at least one obsessive or compulsive behavior

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Taking antidepressants for depression, having post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety diagnosed by a doctor are risk factors for a disruptive and sometimes violent sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, according to a study published in the December 26, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found men are more likely to have the disorder.

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