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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

Feeling Stressed? Call Disaster Distress Helpline
According to Psychologist Dr. Dan Dodgen, director, Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health and Community Resilience at Department of Health and Human Services, people who are feeling...more

Use of QUITPLAN Services Increases Post-Tobacco Tax Hike
The use of QUITPLAN Services, the free stop-smoking counseling service launched by ClearWay Minnesota (SM), has seen user volumes jump following $1.60 increase on cigarettes. Many Minnesotans...more

Video Games: The Future of Mental Health Treatment?
A program that offers a unique approach to treating mental health is a collaborative effort from gaming technology experts and health researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of...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

Youth Mental Health Study Further Improved Access to Youth Services
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) led a project that shows two in five young people receiving youth mental health services are experiencing concurrent mental health and substance use...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

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

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






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US Crowdfunding Colossus Will Launch Website for Irish Entrepreneurs


US Crowdfunding Colossus Will Launch Website for Irish Entrepreneurs

Kickstarter, the most popular online US-based crowdfunding platfrom, has announced plans to open an Irish website within months. It will be viewed as a rival to Fundit, one of the three crowdfunding platforms already based in Irish shores.


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