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Molecular Process Discovery Could Provide Treatment for Cocaine Dependents
Michigan State University (MSU) scientists recently discovered a molecular pathway in the brain prompted by cocaine dependency that could supply a target for treatments to prevent or repeal addiction...more



Use of Crystal Meth by Street Youth Increases Risk of Injecting Drugs
According to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), use of crystal methamphetamine by street youth is associated with increased risk of injecting drugs. Participants of...more

NC DHHS Announces Details of Statewide Telepsychiatry Plan
North Carolina's Department of Health and and Human Services announces the details of a statewide telepsychiatry plan. The plan, which will commence operations in January 2014, will further the...more

Economic Status Affects Substance Abuse Among Youth
In a study led by a team of researchers at Duke Medicine, kids who live in economically disadvantaged homes are more prone to smoke cigarettes and binge on other illegal substances than their...more

5.6 Million American Children Will Prematurely Die Unless Current Smoking Rates Decline
According to a new Surgeon General's report, a total of 5.6 million children alive today in the U.S. under age 18 will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates...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

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

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

New Study Says Addiction Can\
A new study in Biological Psychiatry finds that once people develop an addiction, they can never completely get over their attraction to the abused substance. Krishna Patel at Institute of...more

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






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Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector

Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector
Hong Kong’s social enterprise sector seems to thrive, and the government declares its support for...



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