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Obese girls less likely to attend college
...ly to consider committing suicide, use alcohol and marijuana
and have negative self-images. The disconnect between obesity and college enrollment was more pronounced among non-whites and among girls whose parents did not graduate from college. Obese boys did not differ from their non-obese peers in college...
Study examines characteristics of female high school students who report steroid use
... including past 30-day use of cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana
and cocaine. Young female steroid users were also more likely to: have had sexual intercourse before age 13 have been pregnant drink and drive or have ridden with a drinking driver carry a weapon have been in a fight on school property in the ...
Female teen steroid use not limited to athletes
...healthy substances, including cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana
and cocaine. Across all grades, these seem to be troubled adolescents with co-occurring health-compromising activities in the domains of substance use, sexual behavior, violence and mental health, Elliot said. Anabolic steroid use is a marker for ...
Marijuana worsens COPD symptoms in current cigarette smokers
...kers to develop COPD, while smoking cigarettes and marijuana
together boosted the odds of developing COPD to th...ther cigarettes or marijuanain other words, adding marijuana
smoking to cigarette smoking increased the risk by one-third, says Wan Tan, M.D., of St. Pauls Hospi...
NYU Child Study Center expert offers tips to help curb teen binge drinking
...stocks, take cigarettes from relatives, and obtain marijuana
from people that they know well. TIP 5: Inform teens about the honest dangers that are associated with alcohol use and abuse. Although teens are not highly influenced by such information, some discussion of negative consequences has some impact on...
RAND study shows solitary drug, alcohol and cigarette use puts adolescents at higher risk
Adolescents who use alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana
while alone are more likely to have health and beh...udy issued today. Solitary alcohol, cigarette and marijuana
users are less likely to graduate from college, more likely to have substance use problems as young ...
Blunt smokers link dependence potential to nicotine
...ed with marijuana) do not understand or experience marijuana
dependence in terms of conventional clinical crite...g that the tobacco in blunts is addictive, but the marijuana
in them is not. For the most part, respondents did not assess the possibility of blunts dependence...
Teenage alcohol and drug use: At best, parents know about it only half of the time
... alcohol at 54 percent, tobacco at 44 percent, and marijuana
at 23 percent," said Bierut. "We then compared th...who reported experiencing symptoms of alcohol or marijuana
abuse or dependence, there were parents who did not know that their child had ever used these substa...
Parental cigarette use is 'double whammy' for children
A new study exploring smoking, heavy drinking and marijuana
use across three generations indicates that the ch...ances are more likely to smoke, binge drink or use marijuana
in adolescence and adulthood. Drug transmission across generations, the study found, was for a gene...
NYPD targets black, Hispanic and poor neighborhoods for arrests for smoking marijuana in public
Arrests for smoking marijuana
in public have shifted from occurring mostly in ri...Reduction Journal reveals that arrests for smoking marijuana
in public now occur mostly in the black, Hispanic or poor areas of New York City, especially in the ...
Early puberty may mean anxiety, abnormal eating behaviors later
...rijuana. Researchers have debated whether or not marijuana
use during adolescence can affect brain developmen...ndings are preliminary, they provide evidence that marijuana
can have negative and long-lasting effects on the brain. Nave no more: Gene puckers up to propel ...
Lowering of blood pressure achieved through use of hashish-like drug
...rug. The cannabis plant also known as hashish or marijuana
through its chemical compounds -- cannabinoids -- has been shown to have a beneficial, hypotensive effect. However, a drawback in the therapeutic use of cannabinoids has been its undesirable psychotropic properties production of hallucinatory effe...
Unwanted sex appears common in some teen relationships
...ndoms were not frequently used and when alcohol or marijuana
were used by either partner. "The data cannot be used to assess causal associations of unwanted sex; rather, they point to the complex interpersonal and behavioral contexts that may link unwanted sex to other health risks," the authors write. "Unwan...
Study finds no link between marijuana use and lung cancer
...-People who smoke marijuana--even heavy, long-term marijuana
users--do not appear to be at increased risk of de...xpected that we would find that a history of heavy marijuana
use--more than 500-1,000 uses--would increase the risk of cancer from several years to decades after...
Multiracial youth more likely to engage in violent behavior, substance abuse
...s also were significantly more likely to have used marijuana
and to have become drunk or high on drugs than white or Asian-Americans. There was little difference in these behaviors between multiracial and black youth. When it came to violent behaviors such as carrying a weapon, being in a fight and threateni...
Sociologists find low self-esteem at 11 predicts drug dependency at 20
...oval their close friends had for people who smoked marijuana
or cigarettes, used cocaine or drank alcohol. By the time the study participants were 20 years old, nearly 64 percent had used drugs, and 10 percent of those drug users had developed a drug dependency as defined by the American Psychiatric Associatio...
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine theme issue on children and the media
...more permissive attitudes toward using alcohol and marijuana
and more uncooperative behavior than those who played a video game with a low violence content. Sonya S. Brady, Ph.D., now at University of California, San Francisco, and Karen A. Matthews, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, recruited 100 men aged 18 ...
Doubts raised about illegal drug use surveys
...s. Arrestees were much more willing to disclose marijuana
use than use of other drugs. Nearly all actual marijuana
users in one city, as documented by urine testing, self-reported recent use 93% of the time. In an...
New anti-drug program shows 'phenomenal' success by focusing on positives
...communication campaign really can dramatically cut marijuana
and alcohol use among young teens. In a study of 3...cut in half the number of students who began using marijuana
and alcohol during the two years of the project, compared to students in communities without the pro...
Marijuana compound may help stop diabetic retinopathy
A compound found in marijuana
won't make you high but it may help keep your eyes...f diabetic rats and mice. He hopes the compound in marijuana
may one day be given along with insulin to stop the early changes that set the stage for damaged or ...