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New Study Exposes Alcohol Consumption is a Continuing Public Health Disaster
A new study finds that between 2007 and 2009, alcohol was a 'necessary' cause of death and, which resulted in liver disease, the main culprit of these deaths. The study also finds that the risk...more



Give an Hour Donates Over $11 Million Worth of Mental Health Services to Military Community
National nonprofit organization, Give an Hour, has donated 112,238 hours of mental health services, and its providers have awarded over $11 million worth of services to the military...more

Teen Energy Drink Use Associated with Substance Use
A study in the January/February Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, documents teens who consume energy drinks are more likely to use...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

Binge Drinking May Lead to Increased Atherosclerotic Progression, Stroke
A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, and Atherosclerosis, excessive alcohol consumption or binge drinking increases atherosclerotic progression and risk of...more

How Do Homeless in Tennessee Get Help for Mental Illness
Michael Rabkin, Director of Media Relations at the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, answers how the homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee. WGNS Radio...more

Dating in Middle School Points to Higher Rates of Dropouts and Drug Use
A new study from the University of Georgia shows that middle school students who are into dating are more prone to dropping out and experimenting with alcohol and illegal substances. The results...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

Too Much TV Watching in Childhood Results to Long-Term Antisocial Behavior
According to a new University of Otago, New Zealand, Children and teens who watch a lot of television are prone to demonstrate antisocial and criminal behavior when grown up. The study is...more

Young Beer Drinkers More Likely to Binge
Researchers from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich and Lausanne University Hospital conducted a survey to learn about beverage preferences that results to...more




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