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Drinking Shrinks the Brain
Alcoholic beverages shrink the brain, and the damage goes up exponentially the more you drink. Both white and gray matter are reduced.
Drug Use and Kids’ Futures
It's not uncommon for kids to experiment with drugs in their teens. But what really matters to development is happens in their 20s.
E-Cigarettes: Bad to the Bone
E-cigarettes may be just as harmful as traditional cigarettes when it comes to bone health.
More Teens Vaping Pot
Now that cannabis is legal in many states, vaping has become an increasingly popular delivery system for it, particularly among adolescents.
A New Pathway to Safer Opioids
The routes that opioids take in the brain point the way to creating non-addictive drugs that retain their pain-killing properties.
Concern Over Opioid Dosage Tapering
Opioids can help ease chronic pain, but the risks of addiction often lead doctors to taper doses, a difficult transition. Here's what helps.
A Link Between Cannabis and Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia and marijuana use problems have been rising as legal restrictions on pot have eased. Is there a connection or vulnerability?
Bored Gamers in Search of “Flow”
If you play games on your phone whenever you have time on your hands, think again. It can lead to anxiety and depression, not engagement.
Secondhand Smoke Affects Babies Before Birth
Infants exposed to secondhand smoke, even in utero, show poorer lung function at age 6. It doesn't matter who is doing the smoking.
Help for Vapers Who Want to Quit
People start using e-cigarettes for different reasons and have different motives for wanting to stop. Both can affect what helps them quit.
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