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California’s Prison Inmates Not Getting The Psychiatric Care They Need, Report Finds

The review by the state’s chief prison psychiatrist criticizes the flawed system in a 161-page report to a federal judge. In other public health news: the search for a better flu vaccine; the campaign for mind-altering drugs as a PTSD treatment; fish oil pills; and the family of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell sues his doctor over drug prescriptions.

Laying Off Marijuana Improves Teens’ Learning, Study Finds

New research shows that when adolescents cease using pot — even for one week — their verbal learning and memory improve. And in other news on teen health: Juul reportedly offers schools money to offer a vaping curriculum.