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Cannabis use associated with abnormal brain structure in region involved in processing facial emotion.

Cannabis use is associated with reduced brain volumes in a region involved in facial emotion processing, according to a new study in Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging.

“People with depression and anxiety often have differences in brain structure in regions that process facial emotions.

For their study, the researchers used MRI scans to compare the brain structure of 20 cannabis users to 35 non-users.

“Adolescents and young adults who use cannabis weekly have abnormal brain structure in the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC), a region involved in processing and regulating emotions,” Maple told PsyPost.

“These rACC structural abnormalities are related to difficulty noticing subtle differences in facial emotions, even after three weeks of abstinence from cannabis.

This emotion processing deficit could be one reason why many people who regularly use cannabis also have mood disorders (e.g., depression or anxiety).”. »

N.J. mom beaten unconscious by school bully who threatened her son in hate crime, lawyer says

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“It takes a certain level of insanity to brutally attack a mother with a stroller and leave her for dead.”.

The woman was hospitalized for two days after a 13-year-old student – one of three who had been taunting her son – “essentially jumped my client,” Santiago said.

The day before the attack, Ruiz’s son endured taunts in the cafeteria of Passaic Gifted and Talented Academy School No. 20, according to the attorney. »

Opinion | ‘I Ain’t Got No Quarrel With Them Vietcong’

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He was, at the time, the greatest boxer in the world, even if he’d been stripped of his world heavyweight title months before.

Because America treated its black people as second-class citizens, the champ said he’d stand his ground by refusing to serve in its Army.

As for the war in Vietnam, Muhammad Ali, condemned racial discrimination in America, declaring that “no Vietcong ever called me nigger.”. »

Mueller to Testify on Russia Probe Before Congress

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In a joint statement, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said that Mueller had agreed to testify in an open session.

Mueller’s appearance will mark the first time that anyone from the special counsel’s office has appeared before Congress to testify about the Russia investigation.

The negotiations included extensive conversations about how Mueller would testify, including the possibility of him appearing behind closed doors. »