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Adolescent cannabis users face increased risk of depression and anxiety in early adulthood, says study
Feb 22 2019

Adolescent cannabis users face increased risk of depression and anxiety in early adulthood, says study

Addiction

Researchers at the University of Oxford and McGill University recently conducted a study to establish a connection between adolescents using cannabis and traces of increased anxiety and depression in them during young adulthood. The group of researchers carried out a meta-analysis and systematic review of the best available evidence by analyzing around 23,317 adolescents to…

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Even one joint is enough to adversely affect teen brains, says study
Feb 22 2019

Even one joint is enough to adversely affect teen brains, says study

Addiction

As more and more states are moving towards legalization of medical and recreational cannabis, a recent research indicated its harmful impact on the overall health of the users. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience in January 2019, suggested that smoking cannabis even once may lead to impaired memory and emotions in teens. Past…

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Half of parents unaware of their children having suicidal thoughts, says study
Feb 15 2019

Half of parents unaware of their children having suicidal thoughts, says study

Mental Health

Suicide continues to rank among the leading causes of deaths among adolescents and teens. This is because majority of the parents are unaware of their adolescent children nurturing suicidal thoughts, revealed a recent study. According to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics in January 2019, nearly 50 percent parents had no idea that their…

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Children growing up in dirty air have four times higher risk of developing depression, suggests study
Feb 15 2019

Children growing up in dirty air have four times higher risk of developing depression, suggests study

Mental Health

The quality of air one lives in has a significant impact on one’s health and well-being, especially on a child whose body and brain are still developing. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that nearly 93 percent of all children across the globe inhabit environments with air pollution levels higher than the accepted guidelines.  While the…

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Depressed teens at higher risk of playing choking games, suggests study
Feb 15 2019

Depressed teens at higher risk of playing choking games, suggests study

Mental Health

Children and adolescents battling mental disorders like depression are at a higher risk of participating in potentially life-threatening diversions such as “choking games” compared to their healthy peers, suggested a recent French study. The findings, published in the journal Pediatrics in February 2019, reported at least one-time participation of nearly one in 10 teens and…

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