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Month: November 2010

Children’s Unhappiness Linked to Risk of Alcohol Use, Sexual Activity

Several studies have shown that intervening with troubled youth is the best strategy to prevent future mental health disorders or substance abuse problems in adulthood. Most chronic behavioral and psychiatric disorders—including alcoholism, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and schizophrenia—can be rooted in adverse events that are experienced during childhood, yet children who are generally most in …

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Anabolic Steroids and Sports: A Combination of Misconceptions and Major Health Risks

Anabolic steroids and sports continue to be a “team effort” for some athletes, either professional or non-professional. From high schools and colleges to professional leagues, steroid testing and education about the health consequences of the drugs hasn’t yet extinguished the desire of athletes to continue using them. In fact, teen athlete abuse of steroids is …

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Teens’ Excessive Texting Linked to Substance Abuse, Sex

New research from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Master of Public Health program has found that excessive texting among teens is linked to risky health behaviors, including drinking, drug use, and sexual activity. Scott Frank, MD, MS, lead author of the study and director of the Master of Public Health program at Case …

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Drunk Driving-Related Accident Risk Climbs Higher on Big Football Game Days

Football games conjure up images of cheering fans, tailgating and cookouts, and for many, alcohol consumption. In fact, big football events like the Super Bowl call for increased measures by law enforcement agencies each year to try to prevent drunk drivers from taking to the road. Still, hundreds of crashes related to alcohol happen on …

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Females at Higher Risk of Relapsing After Major Depressive Episode, Study Finds

A new study of adolescents with major depressive disorder found that almost all the participants recovered from their depressive episode after treatment, but nearly half of them relapsed within five years. Females were at a much higher risk of having another major depressive episode, according to the study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center.

Women with Anorexia Nervosa More Likely to Have Unwanted Pregnancies

A new study has found that women with anorexia nervosa are more likely to have unplanned pregnancies and induced abortions than women who don’t have the eating disorder. The results suggest that this could be partly due to the fact that many women with anorexia mistakenly believe that they can’t get pregnant because they may …

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