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Peer influence doubles the risk adolescents will smoke
Peer influence doubles the risk adolescents will smoke (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The way things stand now, tobacco use will kill one billion people in the 21st century. In the United States, 90% of smokers pick up the habit by age 18, making adolescence a critical time for smoking prevention efforts. Peer ... Read More »

Perceptions about body image linked to increased alcohol, tobacco use for teens
Perceptions about body image linked to increased alcohol, tobacco use for teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

How teenagers perceive their appearance, including their body image, can have significant impacts on health and wellness. Prior body image research has shown that people with negative body image are more likely to develop eating disorders and are more likely ... Read More »

Teenage smoking and drinking down
Teenage smoking and drinking down (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Younger Australians’ smoking and drinking habits have improved, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).  But when it comes to illicit drug use among older people, a more complex picture has emerged. ... Read More »

Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar
Obese, inactive and eating too much sugar (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenage boys consume a staggering 23 teaspoons of sugar daily – an average of 92 grams a day – according to a new series of alarming report cards on Australian health from the Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University. ... Read More »

Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth
Marijuana use in pregnancy is major risk for pre-term birth (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 (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 (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 (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 (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’ (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 »

 
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