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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



Pregnancy Smoking Linked with Conduct Problems in Children
A research conducted by University of Leicester digs into relationship between maternal smoking during pregnancy conduct problems among children. The study appears in the JAMA Network publication,...more

Strong State Alcohol Policy is a Protective Factor against Binge Drinking
In a study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a novel composite measure that comprises of 29 alcohol policies reveals that a strong alcohol policy...more

Obamacare Should Help More People with Mental Health Care Issues
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 32 million people will receive mental health or substance use disorder benefits, or both, under the Affordable Care...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

Talkspace to Expand Mental Health Therapy Through Texting
Talkspace, a startup that offers affordable anonymous mental health therapy through mobile texting and the Internet, has garnered $2.5 million in funds to expand its services. The funding came...more

Fewer States Hold Commercial Host Liability that Can Lower Excessive Alcohol Consumption
In a study funded from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fewer states hold commercial host liability that holds alcohol retailers liable for alcohol-related harms resulting from illegal...more

Youth Using E-cigarettes More Prone to Smoke More
Researchers from the UC San Francisco found that youth using e-cigarettes were more likely to try quitting, but also were less likely to have stopped smoking and were smoking more, not less. The...more

Football Tournament Tackles Homelessness and Addiction Recovery
The 'Homelessness to Recovery' football tournament is intended to help people recovering from addiction and homelessness. The tournament brought teams from across the North East area and even a...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






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Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses


Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses

Youths in the Middle East deal with the world’s social problems such as high youth unemployment rates. As a solution, some are creating new businesses with a social purpose, such as tackling environmental issues, illiteracy or health, while also spurring job creation.




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