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Use of Medications to Treat ADHD in Children and Adolescents Increases
According to a study published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (JCAP), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, there's a five-fold increase in...more



A Different Response to Tackling Homelessness and Alcohol Use
Shelter House, which opened a MAP (the Kwae Kii Win Centre) in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2012, has approached a different style in helping the chronic homeless and people with alcohol...more

Regular Cocaine and Cannabis Use May Increase Impulsive Behavior
In a study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, regular cannabis and cocaine drug use may trigger addictive behaviors. Under cannabis usage, subjects were slower, but made more...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

New Report Finds Effective Treatment for Youth Anxiety Disorders Brings Lasting Benefit
A study that appears in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry discovered that youth with moderate to severe anxiety disorders react well to acute treatment with...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

Homeless Veterans Talk on Curbing Addiction Issues
Helping Up Mission, a Baltimore homeless shelter that provides housing, food and services to help its 500 members shake their long-term addictions, holds its Veterans Day steak dinner to thank the...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

Young People with Impulsive Attitudes Prone to Drink Heavily
University of Liverpool researchers conducted a study that reveals impulsivity in young people can contribute to heavy drinking at an early age. The findings illustrate that marking...more






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Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy

Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy
Joanne Barkan, author of Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy: The Plutocrats Go to School, discusses “big philanthropy” as...



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