StopAdvisor is a new web-based smoking cessation program, which takes smokers from preparation for the target quit date to the quit date itself. It achieves this by offering expert advice through a combination of interactive menus and personalised sessions. Post quit date, it encourages users to report important information that the program will use to help them overcome the difficulties they encounter along the way. In their study¹ Robert West and Susan Michie from University College London and...
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The U.S. had the second-lowest proportion of students who used tobacco and alcohol compared to their counterparts in 36 European countries, a new report indicates.
Now whether you can kick the butt with the help of drug treatments will be predicted with the help of genes, say researchers.
African-American and Latino children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to suffer from acute asthma symptoms in their teens than asthma sufferers whose mothers did not smoke, according to a new study led by a research team at UCSF.
Alcohol makes people more prone to committing suicide by violent methods like hanging, using a firearm or by falling to death, says a new study.
In a step toward understanding possible genetic differences in smoking behaviors, a team of researchers co-led by SRI International has identified a genetic marker associated with smoking quantity in people of African ancestry. The study's findings may help guide future public health decisions related to smoking, because the more people smoke, the higher their risk of lung cancer.
ATS 2012, SAN FRANCISCO – For more than three decades, researchers have warned of the potential health risks associated with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), especially among children whose parents smoke. Now a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona reports that those health risks persist well beyond childhood, independent of whether or not those individuals end up becoming smokers later in life.
Researchers have found evidence that early drug and alcohol use is associated with lower levels of educational attainment.
A research conducted by researchers at the eHealth International in Seattle, Washington says that smart phone applications and social networking sites help children and young people lose weight.
Teens between the ages of 14 and 15 are plugged in media more than 23 hours per day.
A recent study in Australia, done by Indian researchers suggests that porn addiction can be unlearned. It also examines the severe impact this addiction has on the addict and his/her family.
New Rochelle, NY, May 10, 2012—A citywide ban on public smoking in Colorado led to significant decreases in maternal smoking and preterm births, providing the first evidence in the U.S. that such interventions can impact maternal and fetal health, according to an article in Journal of Women’s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal of Women’s Health website.
Researchers from the University of Bergen (UiB) have developed a new instrument to measure Facebook addiction, the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale.
Parents of teenagers' friends can have as much effect on the teens' substance use as their own parents, according to a new study.
The largest imaging study of the human brain ever revealed that some teenagers are at higher risk for drug and alcohol experimentation - simply because their brains work differently, making them more impulsive.