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Young Marijuana-Consumers More Aware of Health Risks than Abstainers
In a study entitled "Health literacy and substance use in young Swiss men" published in the International Journal of Public Health, findings show that young consumers of cannabis (or marijuana) are...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

Southern Colorado Agencies Apply for Mental Health Grant
Several agencies in Southern Colorado are seeking for a mental health grant that will enable them to continue their efforts in expanding their emergency services. The grant will be funded by...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

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

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

Study Shows Adolescents Drink Alone to Cope with Negative Emotions
According to study in an upcoming issue of Clinical Psychological Science, teens that drink alone have more alcohol problems, are heavier drinkers and are more likely to drink to cope with negative...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

Most Mental Health Problems Among Teens Are Left Untreated
A new study by E. Jane Costello, a Duke University professor of psychology and epidemiology and associate director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, finds that more than half of teens...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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Exeter Sees Growth in Social Enterprise Sector


A partner at The Fruit Tree for Business LLP and co-founder of ESSENCE, Lorna Turner, discusses why Social Enterprise Day is a good time to celebrate Exeter’s thriving social enterprise scene.




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