Could Cannabis Treat Schizophrenia? + Other Stories
Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: the life-threatening effects of social isolation; a new data point in the relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia; and how artificial intelligence can predict your lifespan.
According to new research, CBD—a compound found in cannabis plants—may be helpful in improving memory and social behavior in those suffering from schizophrenia.
Can a computer tell you how long you’re going to live? New research suggests that computer analysis of organ imaging can provide an accurate prediction of a patient’s lifespan—and help tailor treatment to a patient’s specific medical needs.
The New York Times
In our fast-paced digital world, many of us forget the most basic form of connecting—in person and without technology. Turns out, social isolation could even be killing you. In her recent article, Jane Brody reminds us that “social isolation is on a par with high blood pressure, obesity, lack of exercise or smoking as a risk factor for illness and early death.”
An environmental story with a happy ending! Decades of conservation efforts have led to a steady surge in the population of gray seals along the east coast. You may spot one if you happen to be visiting Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha’s Vineyard this summer.