Alcohol harms the brain in teen years –– before and after that, too

Claire McCarthy, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing If we only paid attention to ads, it might seem as though alcohol — a beer

Editorial: Lifetime perspective on alcohol and brain health

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4691 Louise Mewton, Briana Lees, Rahul Tony Rao Harm prevention policies must take the long view The maintenance of brain health is central to health

Have you seen… Let’s get real about sex and drinking

The Prevention Conversation The Prevention Conversation has trained over 15,000 individuals since 2014 to discuss alcohol and the related risks with all women of childbearing age. In addition, over 20,000 people have

Editorial: How Should We Regulate the Way Young People Are Introduced to Alcohol?

Tina Lam Ph.D. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.03.021 Globally, alcohol is the leading risk factor for death and disability in the population aged 15–49 years, accounting for almost 10% of

Alcohol Research: Effects of Binge Drinking on the Developing Brain

Scott A. Jones, Jordan M. Lueras, and Bonnie J. Nagel Scott A. Jones and Jordan M. Lueras are graduate students in the Department of Behavioral

Mom’s marijuana use may impair baby’s memory into adolescence

 Neuroscience News Summary: Many pregnant women are turning to marijuana to help curb morning sickness during early pregnancy. A new study reports maternal marijuana use may

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