LUBBOCK, Texas – Australian research has shown that infants exposed briefly to minor anesthesia will not develop brain or behavioral problems. The study looked at 722 children up to 5 years and found that an hour of general anesthesia was safe.
Older women are three times more likely to be treated for osteoporosis as older men, according to the results of the School of Medicine at the University of Washington. They also show that men have a higher risk of death after a hip fracture.
A large-scale study of high school students shows that legalizing medical marijuana has actually led to a small decrease in cannabis use among adolescents. Some medical marijuana critics have suggested that legalizing cannabis could increase use in young people, but Boston College researchers interviewed more than 800,000 high school students and found that the opposite is true.
1. The Lancet
3. Taylor & Francis Group