Fried Egg 2016

Partnership for Drug Free Kids has re-imagined the 30 year old ad campaign known as "This is You Brain on Drugs." "Fried Egg 2016" has launched a national radio, TV, print and online media campaign to help point parents to quality resources to answer their kids questions about substance abuse. PositiveTip: Kids are going to ask, so…

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Fried Egg 2016

Partnership for Drug Free Kids has re-imagined the 30 year old ad campaign known as "This is You Brain on Drugs." "Fried Egg 2016" has launched a national radio, TV, print and online media campaign to help point parents to quality resources to answer their kids questions about substance abuse. PositiveTip: Kids are going to ask, so…

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Lifestyle Change, Not Medication for Mild Hypertention?

Almost 40 percent of the world's population have hypertension, and more than half are considered to be mild hypertensives. About half of these are treated with medications, even though there is only limited evidence that this reduces mortality or morbidity. Some researchers are suggesting an overemphasis on drug treatment limits the opportunities to focus on individual and…

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Drugs or Exercise: Which is More Effective?

Modern medical research may not detect the most effective therapy for some diseases. Researchers analyzed data from 300 studies to see if exercise interventions were as effective as drugs. They found there was no significant difference between the two treatments for mortality from coronary heart disease or prediabetes. Exercise beat drugs hands down in stroke…

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Unhealthful Habits Increase the Risk of Sexual Dysfunction

Danish researchers found that certain lifestyle habits were associated with sexual inactivity and sexual dysfunction. Women experienced increased risk of sexual inactivity when they were overweight and smoked tobacco; sexual dysfunction when they used hashish.  Risk for sexual dysfunction in men was associated with being underweight or obese, a large waist circumference, physical inactivity, high alcohol…

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Self-medicating for Anxiety Is A Fast Track To Alcohol/Drug Abuse

Alcohol and drug abuse is often associated with anxiety disorders, but which came first?  A study of 34,653 adults followed for 3 years may help answer this question. Participants having anxiety disorder at the beginning of the study and self-medicated with alcohol and/or drugs, were 2.5 times as likely to develop alcohol abuse, and had…

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Girls, Drugs and Parental Influence

This series of posts is about drugs and young girls. We aren’t suggesting that anyone should ignore the issues of boys and drugs -- boys certainly have potential to abuse drugs at an early age. But too often people think of drugs as a boys-only problem. And it is important to recognize that drug use is…

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Girls, Drugs, and Consequences

Boys certainly have potential issues with drug use at an early age but for this blog belongs to a series of posts dedicated to describing drug use issues among young girls.

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Girls, Drugs and Self-esteem

A previous blog looked at girls and drugs, and another blog examined how drugs impair judgment and can influence the sexual decisions of young girls. Both of these posts noted that many people tend to consider drug use among kids to be a boys' issue, but evidence shows that girls are even more at risk in some…

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Childhood Sleep Loss Suppresses Goal-driven Behaviors Later On

A new prospective study suggests that overtired children are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs when they become young adults by lowering their response inhibition. Young adults who had trouble sleeping in childhood were twice as likely to have the same problem in adolescence. This persistent sleep deprivation directly predicts alcohol related problems later on in…

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