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Addiction

Marijuana & Schizophrenia

Psychoactive compound in cannabis may trigger schizophrenia in susceptible individuals, says a new study from Tel Aviv University's Sackler School of Medicine.

"Our research demonstrates that cannabis has a differential risk on susceptible versus non-susceptible individuals," said Dr. Barzilay, one of the lead researchers. "In other words, young people with a genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia — those who have psychiatric disorders in their families — should bear in mind that they're playing with fire if...
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Communication

Facebook & Narcissists (More Thoughts)

Do Facebook and narcissists go together like salt and pepper? We thought so nearly five years ago.

Now, a recent meta-analysis of 57 studies shows there is indeed a link between narcissism and social media habits.

“We suggest that the link between narcissism and the behavior in social media follows the pattern of a self-reinforcing spiral,” said one of the researchers.

"Grandiose narcissists are encountered more frequently in social networks than vulnerable narcissists.
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Online Reviews Cannot Be Trusted. Really. Part II

Contd. from Part One

Our Fraudulent Online Review Story at HealthGrades

went to specialist last year. He was excellent, one of the best healthcare professionals in her experience. In addition to a host of awards, and doing very good work, he had a warm and informative bedside manner. But during a follow up-visit, he told her he was struggling with a negative online review that was causing him to literally lose sleep. Apparently, a disgruntled patient...
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