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Article ID: 709827

Medical Marijuana Laws Linked To Health and Labor Supply Benefits in Older Adults

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A study that examined older Americans’ well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased hours worked. The study, co-written by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Temple University, suggests medical marijuana laws could be improving older Americans’ health.

19-Mar-2019 10:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 709648

College drinking intervention strategies need a refresh

Michigan State University

Peer approval is the best indicator of the tendency for new college students to drink or smoke, according to new research from Michigan State University. This new finding is key to help universities address the problems of underage or binge drinking.

14-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT



Article ID: 709396

Binge drinking in adolescence may increase risk for anxiety later in life

University of Illinois at Chicago

A growing body of evidence supports the idea that alcohol exposure early in life has lasting effects on the brain and increases the risk of psychological problems in adulthood. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that adolescent binge drinking, even if discontinued, increases the risk for anxiety later in life due to abnormal epigenetic programming.

11-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 709384

Study finds that parents often permit e-cigarette use in homes and cars with children

Massachusetts General Hospital

A study led by MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers is the first to examine parents' rules about prohibiting both electronic cigarette and regular cigarette use in homes and cars.

11-Mar-2019 10:50 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    8-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 709171

Fourth-year College Students Benefit from Less Permissive Parental Attitudes Toward Alcohol Use

Research Society on Alcoholism

Although parents have an important influence on drinking among students during their first year of college, there is limited research addressing whether parenting later in college has a similar effect. Researchers followed 1,429 students at three large public universities to examine the associations between parents’ permissiveness toward alcohol use and monitoring of students’ behavior and students’ drinking outcomes. Students completed surveys during the fall semesters of their first and fourth years of college. The study used a structural equation model, a form of causal modeling, to examine associations between parental permissiveness of college student alcohol use, parental monitoring of students’ behavior and students’ drinking and alcohol-related consequences at the two time points, controlling for parental modeling of risky drinking, peer norms, sex, and campus.

5-Mar-2019 6:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 709312

Trading Cryptocurrency Is Problematic For Regular Gamblers, Rutgers Study Says

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

First study of its kind suggests cryptocurrency trading appeals to people struggling with gambling

7-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 709225

Social anxiety disorder may increase risk of alcoholism


New research published in Depression and Anxiety indicates that, unlike other anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorder may have a direct effect on alcoholism.

6-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 709204

Fake warnings on e-cigarette ads distract kids from truth

Ohio State University

When adolescent boys viewed fake-warning ads for electronic cigarettes, those marketing messages stuck with them, according to the new study, which appears in the journal Tobacco Control and was led by Brittney Keller-Hamilton of The Ohio State University.

6-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST

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