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October 6, 2014
Teenagers who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at increased risk of using marijuana, drinking alcohol and smoking, a new study finds. They are also at risk of getting poor grades, HealthDay reports. The...
October 6, 2014
Parents who provide their teens with alcohol and a place to consume it may think they are teaching their children “responsible drinking.” A new review of studies concludes this view is misguided. Researchers found...
October 6, 2014
The number of American adults who are trying e-cigarettes for the first time appears to be stabilizing, a new government study finds. While the proportion of adults who have ever used e-cigarettes increased about 3...
October 6, 2014
A national survey finds Americans are significantly more likely to have a negative attitude about drug addiction than mental illness. “While drug addiction and mental illness are both chronic, treatable health...
September 30, 2014
People who overcome a substance use disorder have less than half the risk of those who do not overcome it of developing a new addiction, according to researchers at Columbia University. “The results are surprising, they...
September 30, 2014
People tend to drink more alcohol on days they exercise, suggests a new study. Beer is the most popular post-workout alcoholic beverage, Time reports. The 150 adults who participated in the study used a smartphone app...
September 30, 2014
A new study finds cigarette tax increases and smoke-free policies have reduced both smoking and alcohol use. The researchers found consumption of beer and hard liquor declined in states where strict anti-tobacco...
September 30, 2014
Starting to drink at an early age can increase the risk of alcohol abuse in teens, according to a new study. The shorter the time between a teen’s first drink and the first time they get drunk, the greater their risk of...
September 22, 2014
A new study suggests combining positive messages about quitting smoking with negative messages about the health effects of tobacco use may be more effective than using either strategy alone. Smokers who believe quitting...
September 22, 2014
Teens who feel their parents favor their siblings over them are more likely to use alcohol, drugs and tobacco, a new study finds. “There’s this cultural perception that you need to treat your children the same, or at...

 

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