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Saturday July 24th, 2021 day edition

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(CNN) The proportion of schizophrenia cases linked with problematic use of marijuana has increased over the past 25 years, according to a new study from Denmark.

In 1995, 2% of schizophrenia diagnoses in the country were associated with cannabis use disorder.

Since 2010, that figure increased to 8%, the study found.

"There is, unfortunately, evidence to suggest that cannabis is increasingly seen as a somewhat harmless substance.

This is unfortunate, since we see links with schizophrenia, poorer cognitive function, substance use disorders, etc," Hjorthøj wrote.

Previous research has suggested that the risk of schizophrenia is heightened for people who use cannabis, and the association is particularly driven by heavy use of the drug.

Many researchers hypothesize that cannabis use may be a "component cause," which interacts with other risk factors, to cause the condition. »

Rick Dennison out as Minnesota Vikings assistant after refusing COVID-19 vaccine, sources say

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Michael Eaves discusses Rick Dennison being out as Vikings assistant coach after he refused to get the COVID vaccine.

EAGAN, Minn. -- After refusing to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, Rick Dennison is out as a Minnesota Vikings assistant coach, sources told ESPN on Friday.

In a statement Friday, the Vikings said they were still in discussions with Dennison about the league's COVID-19 protocols. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene Says She’d Deport Chinese People If She Could

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U.S Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene attends the 'Save America' rally at the Lorain County Fair Grounds in Wellington, Ohio, United States on June 26, 2021.

Greene went on former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s show on Wednesday to proclaim that if she could, she would deport Chinese citizens deemed insufficiently loyal to the United States.

If I was in charge and I had my way, I would come down on China so hard,” Greene told Bannon. »

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Receives 4K60 PS5 Patch

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Set in South America, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third entry in the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy.

The latest, and arguably grittiest, entry in the long-running Tomb Raider series is Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Patch 2.01 will grant 4K support to Shadow of the Tomb Raider on PS5, even when running at 60fps. »

Maker of dubious $56K Alzheimer’s drug offers cognitive test no one can pass

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Nevertheless, you should still talk to a doctor about additional cognitive screenings to check if you have Alzheimer's disease.

At least, that's the takeaway from a six-question quiz provided in part by Biogen, the maker of an unproven, $56,000 Alzheimer's drug.

The drug flunked out of two identical Phase III clinical trials in 2019 before Biogen submitted it to the Food and Drug Administration for approval. »