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Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide Attempts

May 5th, 2014
Substance Use at School Tied to Risk of Depression, Suicide AttemptsWhen teens are caught drinking or using marijuana at school, it is a sign they need help, according to new research. That’s because using at school ...

Almost Half of Homeless Men Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury

April 27th, 2014
Almost Half of Homeless Men Have Suffered Traumatic Brain InjuryAlmost half of all homeless men who took part in a new study had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury in their life. The study, ...

Alcohol, Drug Abuse by Parents Linked to Arthritis in Offspring

March 27th, 2014
Alcohol, Drug Abuse by Parents Linked to Arthritis in OffspringNew research suggests a person is significantly more likely to develop adult arthritis if a parent was addicted to alcohol or drugs. University of Toronto researchers examined ...

Addiction Linked to Disruption of ‘Love Hormone’

March 22nd, 2014
Addiction Linked to Disruption of ‘Love Hormone’New research from Australia links addictive behavior, such as drug and alcohol abuse, to the poor development of oxytocin, known as the “love hormone,” in early childhood. "We know ...

Kids Tend to Pick Up Parents’ Alcohol, Drug Habits

March 21st, 2014
Is Drug/Alcohol Use an Inheritable Trait? New research suggests that our vices may become habits among our offspring. The study discovered parents who use alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs are more likely to have children who ...

Researchers Pinpoint Brain’s Decision-Making Network

March 12th, 2014
Researchers Pinpoint Brain's Decision-Making NetworkA researcher at the University of Georgia (UGA) has identified distinct areas of brain activity that are present when making decisions. While people make decisions daily, little is known about what ...

Track Drug Use and High-Risk Behaviors with Twitter

March 3rd, 2014
Track Drug Use and High-Risk Behaviors with Twitter Popular social media sites are being suggested as a new means to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviors. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers believe real-time ...

Alcohol Tied to Campus Domestic Violence – Pot, Not So Much

January 28th, 2014
Alcohol Tied to Campus Domestic Violence – Pot, Not So MuchA new collegiate study finds that alcohol use is more likely than marijuana use to lead to violence between partners. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville ...

Study Finds Vicious Cycle of Heavy Drinking, Worsening PTSD in College

January 17th, 2014
Study Finds Vicious Cycle of Heavy Drinking, Worsening PTSD in CollegeA new study finds that heavy drinking in college may worsen post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms over time. Researchers estimate that 9 percent of college student ...

Mid-Life Mental Health Issues May Be More Common than Reported

January 9th, 2014
Mid-Life Mental Health Issues May Be More Common than Reported A new study finds a flaw in the method by which mental health disorders have been tracked, leading to a miscalculation of the prevalence ...
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