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Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth
Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth June 4, 2016 (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

International research led by the University of Adelaide has for the first time shown a direct link between continued marijuana use during pregnancy and pre-term birth. The study evaluated data from more than 5500 pregnant women from Australia, New Zealand, ... Read More »

Young people turning away from pot
Young people turning away from pot May 28, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Significant decreases in cannabis use by young Australians have been tempered by a warning about challenges to physical and psychological health. The University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research’s Ms Megan Weier led a technical report that investigated ... Read More »

E-cigarettes new drug of choice
E-cigarettes new drug of choice May 25, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

During a checkup, physicians and nurses often ask about drinking habits, safe sex practice or cigarette use. Vaping is rarely mentioned. This discussion is urgently needed with teen patients, who are either uninformed or misinformed about the dangers and risks ... Read More »

Number of at-risk adolescents using methamphetamines doubles in five years
Number of at-risk adolescents using methamphetamines doubles in five years March 20, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The number of at-risk adolescents in drug and alcohol treatment programs who reported taking methamphetamines doubled in the five years to 2014, new research shows. Almost 60% of young people entering rehab at the Ted Noffs Foundation residential drug and ... Read More »

Teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos
Teens heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images in YouTube music videos February 2, 2016 (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

UK teens are heavily exposed to alcohol and tobacco images and lyrics in digital YouTube music videos, say researchers at the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at The University of Nottingham. The study, published today in the Journal of ... Read More »

Teen tobacco dependence should be treated with ‘same urgency as other drugs’
Teen tobacco dependence should be treated with ‘same urgency as other drugs’ December 12, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a University of Georgia study finds. Tobacco addiction in adolescents is oftentimes an overlooked issue ... Read More »

Cannabis-smoking teens less likely to complete education
Cannabis-smoking teens less likely to complete education October 10, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teenagers who smoke cannabis at least once a week are less likely to finish school, enrol in university or obtain a degree, according to UNSW research that challenges notions the drug is less harmful than alcohol. A UNSW study of ... Read More »

Smoking ban linked to drop in stillbirths
Smoking ban linked to drop in stillbirths September 6, 2015 (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

Stillbirths have dropped by almost 8% in England since the smoking ban was introduced, research shows. The number of babies dying shortly after birth has also dropped by almost 8%, the study estimates. The findings add to growing evidence that anti-smoking ... Read More »

Teens’ overall substance use declining, but marijuana use rising in US
Teens’ overall substance use declining, but marijuana use rising in US August 8, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Marijuana use in teenagers is on the rise, while cigarette and alcohol use are stable or declining, according to health statistics researchers. In particular, black teens are using more marijuana than in recent decades. “Our analysis shows that public health ... Read More »

Passive smoke exposure in childhood has impact on adult cardiovascular health
Passive smoke exposure in childhood has impact on adult cardiovascular health April 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research led by Dr Costan Magnussen has shown that children exposed to parental smoking in childhood had approximately twice the risk of having plaque in their carotid artery 26 years later as did those whose parents did not smoke in ... Read More »







 
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