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Substance Use Appears Higher in Recent Decades Among Young Adults Who Had Strokes

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, July 7, 2022 (American Heart Association News) Documented cocaine and marijuana use among young adults who had strokes rose substantially in recent decades, especially among white men and women, new research suggests. Overall, however, documented substance use among stroke patients was highest among young Black men. The authors […]

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Road injuries are killing young people, and it’s hardly slowing down — ScienceDaily

New research led by UNSW Sydney reveals traffic-related fatalities and injuries are the biggest killers of young people worldwide – causing more deaths than communicable and non-communicable diseases or self-harm. The findings are published todayin The Lancet Public Health in thefirst global analysis of transport and unintended injury-related morbidity and mortality of young people aged […]

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More young people begin recreational cannabis use illegally in states that legalize it — ScienceDaily

Once a state legalizes recreational cannabis, residents are more likely to start using it, including those too young to do so legally, report researchers at University of California San Diego. The findings, published online in the May 26, 2022 issue of Addiction, counter claims that legalization does not increase cannabis use, particularly among youth. The […]

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One in three young people say they felt happier during lockdown — ScienceDaily

One in three young people say their mental health and wellbeing improved during COVID-19 lockdown measures, with potential contributing factors including feeling less lonely, avoiding bullying and getting more sleep and exercise, according to researchers at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford. As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, many countries imposed strict lockdown measures, […]

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Drug Overdose Suicides Rising Among Young Americans and Seniors

Latest Mental Health News By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 2, 2022 (HealthDay News) Suicides by drug overdose have increased among teens, young adults and seniors, even as they declined for the overall population, U.S. federal researchers say. Drug-related suicides declined for Americans in general during the latter part of the 2010s, […]