Marijuana use over time was associated with remembering fewer words from a list but it did not appear to affect other areas of cognitive function in a study of men and women followed up over 25 years, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.
Documenting that it's never too late to quit smoking, a large study of breast cancer survivors has found that those who quit smoking after their diagnosis had a 33 percent lower risk of death as a result of breast cancer than those who continued to smoke.
Assistant Professor Meghan Morris was recently named to the first cohort of John A. Watson Faculty Scholars.
She is one of nine junior faculty in the School of Medicine selected through a competitive process based on their commitment to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity in academic medicine. The award provides three-year, $75,000 per year grants to help advance careers and support mentoring.
Informed Health 2016: Datagizing Digital Health: Redefining Possible will be held Jan. 14, 2016 at Mission Bay Conference Center. More information is available here.