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Underage Youth Who Use False ID to Obtain Alcohol at Risk for AUDs
In a soon-to-be published issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, underage youth who use false identification (ID) in order to obtain alcohol are more likely to engage in high-risk...more



Abused Children Prone to Smoking More as Teens and Adults
According to a paper found online in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers have learned people are apt to smoke whether or not they were sexually or physically abused, but tend to smoke more...more

Economic Status Affects Substance Abuse Among Youth
In a study led by a team of researchers at Duke Medicine, kids who live in economically disadvantaged homes are more prone to smoke cigarettes and binge on other illegal substances than their...more

Mental Health Care for Homeless Youth
Mental health is among the many concerns that affect homeless youth. However, the availability and accessibility to its treatment is limited. Kate J. Hodgson of the School of Psychology at UK's...more

Women Abused Early in Life Tend to have Children with Autism
Women who suffered from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse early in life is more inclined to bear children with autism. The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) conducted the study, led by...more

Video Games: The Future of Mental Health Treatment?
A program that offers a unique approach to treating mental health is a collaborative effort from gaming technology experts and health researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of...more

Cigarette Taxation Shrinks Alcohol Consumption among Vulnerable Populations
A new study to be published in the January 2014 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research states that cigarette taxation is one of the most useful policies to cut down smoking. Through...more

Use of QUITPLAN Services Increases Post-Tobacco Tax Hike
The use of QUITPLAN Services, the free stop-smoking counseling service launched by ClearWay Minnesota (SM), has seen user volumes jump following $1.60 increase on cigarettes. Many Minnesotans...more

Marijuana Use in Teens May Result in Permanent Brain Damage
In a University of Maryland School of Medicine study published in Neuropsychopharmacology journal, habitual use of marijuana can cause permanent brain impairment in adolescents, not in...more

Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Packets Can Save Lives
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project) release a new report that reveals new findings how graphic photos on tobacco packets...more




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