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Jukasa News Update Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Yale University is removing a doorway stone carving depicting a Puritan settler aiming a musket at an indigenous person.
School officials announced the move Tuesday, after being criticized for covering the musket with removable stonework last year.
Critics are opposing the move, saying the university is whitewashing history.
The 88-year-old carving on Sterling Memorial Library will be moved soon to another location and made available for public viewing and study.

Doctors at Washington University say studies suggest a slowed response to stress in chronic cannabis users.
Researchers looked at the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in both chronic cannabis users and non-users.
The study says non-users had a much higher level of cortisol when in a stressful situation than the chronic cannabis users did. — though they say further research is necessary to determine if it is regular use of cannabis or residual THC in the body of chronic users that gave those results.
The research is part of a larger body of work investigating medical cannabis as a therapeutic treatment for stress.

Researchers say teens on social media are leaving Facebook in favour of photo pushing platforms like Instagram and Snapchat.
A new study estimates Facebook’s teen user base among 12 to 17 year olds will shrink by 3.4 percent in 2017.
The research goes on to show that Snapchat is expected to grow by nearly 20% this year in the 18 – 24 year old demographic and Instagram expected to grow by 9%.

A shocking new study says that loneliness could be deadlier than obesity and should be considered a major public health hazard.
Researchers examined over 200 studies of nearly 4 million people experiencing social isolation and loneliness.
The study found lonely people had a 50% increased risk of early death compared to those who had active social relationships.
Previous studies showed evidence that loneliness can impact your immune system making colds worse and is linked to high blood pressure, poor sleep and Alzheimers disease.

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