Fewer young adults drink than 20 years ago

Fewer college-age Americans drink alcohol compared to nearly 20 years ago, according to a new study. Between 2002 and 2018, the number of adults aged 18-22 in the US who abstained from alcohol increased from 20% to 28% for those in college and from about 24% to 30% for those not in school, researchers say.…

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Genetic deletion boosts schizophrenia risk by 30X

Researchers have found that a common genetic deletion increases the risk of schizophrenia by 30-fold. Generating nerve cells with the deletion has showed the researchers why that is. When nerve cells aren’t busy exchanging information, they’re supposed to keep quiet. If they’re just popping off at random, like in a noisy classroom, it obscures the…

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