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The Link Between Depression and Poor Parenting
Researchers at the University of Exeter found that depression is likely to cause difficulties with parenting. The new article, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, suggests that...more



SAMHSA Announces Creation of Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy
The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the creation of the Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP) to...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

Back of Pack Warnings Create Little Effectiveness on Young Smokers
In a latest research published online in Tobacco Control, back of pack photo or text warnings indicating the hazards of smoking are not that effective on teen smokers, especially for regular...more

Southern University Gets $900,000 Grant to Fight HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse
Southern University has been funded a three-year, $900,000 federal grant for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse. The goal of the funding is to provide integrated substance abuse and...more

Schuylkill County Chosen for Expanded State Block Grant Program
Schuylkill County was among the 10 counties chosen to participate in the expanded state block grant program for human services. The expanded block grant program will enable county officials to...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

Addressing Sexuality among People Suffering from Dementia
A new research focuses on the issue of sexual expression amongst people with dementia. The study is led by Griffith University researcher Dr. Cindy Jones. The Department of Health and Aging and...more

Study Finds Pre-College Talk Between Parents and Teens Diminish Drinking Habits
In a handbook developed by Robert Turrisi, professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, pre-college chats between parents and teens can prevent or lessen heavy drinking habits. Turrisi claims...more






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