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Students’ need for sobriety sees on-campuses collegiate recovery programs
10-30   Students’ need for sobriety sees on-campuses collegiate recovery programs
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For many young Americans, being able to attend a University remains a distant dream considering the expenses involved and the tough competition. However, for many others, the years in college become their best phase of life, allowing them ample scope for knowledge exchange, intellectual freedom and new friendships. But not all those who are able […]

Study shows children who perform well academically more likely to drink, smoke marijuana
02-24   Study shows children who perform well academically more likely to drink, smoke marijuana

A study from England involving more than 6,000 young people found that those who performed well academically were more likely to drink and smoke cannabis but less likely to smoke cigarettes than study subjects who did not perform as well. The caveat: These behaviors continue into later life and pose health concerns. The longitudinal study […]

New study finds adolescent girls increasingly depressed
02-17   New study finds adolescent girls increasingly depressed

The teen years usually tend to be tumultuous for various reasons, including biological and social ones. Issues like new friends, new schools and the eternal struggle to fit in can contribute to teen moodiness. However, it is important to remember teen moodiness isn’t always what it looks like. In such a situation, there is a […]

The long-term psychosocial effects in adolescent cancer survivors
12-16   The long-term psychosocial effects in adolescent cancer survivors

Receiving a cancer diagnosis as a teen can be truly traumatizing in every aspect. Cancer takes a physical toll on the body, a mental toll on the mind and creates a whirlwind of stress around the patient and their loved ones. Therapy usually consists of a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation and those alone […]

How to prepare for grief
08-29   How to prepare for grief

Nothing is more traumatic than sudden loss. Anyone who’s ever experienced a late-night phone call from a hospital or police station understands how quickly grief can enter life. Losses aren’t always sudden; sometimes, life forces people to prepare for grief in advance. Having a relative diagnosed with late-stage cancer is the sort of situation that makes […]

Cocktail how-to videos can be a recipe for alcohol abuse
08-02   Cocktail how-to videos can be a recipe for alcohol abuse

Most of us have had it happen – where we weren’t even thinking about trying something until we saw a do-it-yourself video or photo slide share – then we’re suddenly consumed with the urge to experiment. This can be as innocuous as a yummy dinner recipe replicated or a funny story of a “Pinterest Fail.” […]

10 surprising reasons why giving up sugar feels so good
07-13   10 surprising reasons why giving up sugar feels so good

Americans eat and drink too much sugar. Many eat about five times more sugar than they should, Natasa Janicic-Kahric, M.D., an endocrinologist and associate professor of medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, told The Washington Post. Over time, consuming high quantities of sugar can result in sugar addiction. Immediate gratification Like drugs and alcohol, sugar affects […]

Acetaminophen decreases empathy as it relieves pain, study shows
07-07   Acetaminophen decreases empathy as it relieves pain, study shows

Acetaminophen is the main ingredient found in many painkillers such as Tylenol and is the most common drug ingredient in the United States, as it is found in over 600 medications. Acetaminophen is known to be a very effective fever reducer as well as a pain reliever. Acetaminophen is found in over-the-counter and prescription medications. […]

Safety behaviors may help with OCD treatment
06-17   Safety behaviors may help with OCD treatment

You know you locked the door before you left. You’re positive. But you check again…and again. Maybe a few more times. Or a dozen. This likely sounds strange to someone who’s never dealt with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), but for patients with the disease, these behaviors – often called “safety behaviors” – act as coping […]

Children with ADHD can benefit from a healthy lifestyle
06-13   Children with ADHD can benefit from a healthy lifestyle

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of 2011 attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been diagnosed in 11 percent of children aged four to 17. A developmental disorder characterized by an inability to maintain attention and focus on activities, ADHD is usually treated with a combination of therapy and medication. Although […]

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