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CANNABIS use does not af­fect teenagers’ IQ, ac­cord­ing to new re­search out of the USA.

Re­searchers from Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity found that tak­ing the drug be­tween the ages of 12 and 18 did not cause ado­les­cents’ in­tel­li­gence to de­cline.

Yet, chil­dren with low IQs were more likely to use cannabis as teenagers, the re­search added.

The study was con­ducted by analysing 1,989 twins born in Eng­land and Wales be­tween 1994 and 1995.

Re­searchers said the study busted an age-old myth about cannabis and the harm it caused.

Pre­vi­ous stud­ies have re­vealed cannabis use af­fects teenager’s ed­u­ca­tional achieve­ments, as well as in­creas­ing their risk of de­pres­sion and psy­chosis.

IN OTHER med­i­cal news, sci­en­tists be­lieve as­pirin could re­verse the ef­fects of tooth de­cay.

If true, it could result in a re­duc­tion in the need for fill­ings, sci­en­tists have found.

The com­mon pain re­lief med­i­ca­tion can do this by trig­ger­ing teeth to self-re­pair, they say.

The cheap drug is able to help form new den­tine, the hard tooth struc­ture that is usu­ally dam­aged by de­cay, ac­cord­ing to re­searchers at Queen’s Uni­ver­sity Belfast in North­ern Ire­land.

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