Category results for "Young Adults"

Number of ER Visits Involving Energy Drinks Doubled from 2007 to 2011

The number of emergency room visits involving energy drinks doubled from 2007 to 2011, reaching more than 20,000, according to a new government report.

Some Young Adults in Washington, Colorado Object to Marijuana Age Restrictions

Some young adults under age 21 are not happy with new laws in Colorado and Washington that allow the recreational use of marijuana only for those who are at least 21 years old, according to U.S. News.

New Study Questions Finding of Earlier Research on Marijuana and IQ in Teens

A new study calls into question the results of a study published last year that concluded heavy marijuana use can permanently lower IQ by several points in teens. The new research suggests that the IQ drop may have been caused by factors related to economic class and home life, NBC News reports.

Binge Drinking a Big Problem Among High School Girls, CDC Reports

One in five high school girls binge drink, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report finds almost 14 million women in the United States binge drink about three times a month.

Energy Drinks Provide Little or No Benefit, Experts Say

Energy drinks, under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration after reports of deaths and serious injuries, offer little or no benefit to consumers, experts say.

Company Tries to Raise Money to Produce Anti-Date Rape Products

A Boston-based company is trying to raise $50,000 to produce cups and straws it says will help reduce date rape, according to ABC News.

Teens Who Experience Dating Violence at Increased Risk of Substance Abuse

Teenage girls who experience dating violence are more likely to binge drink compared with their peers who aren’t in abusive relationships, a new study finds. Teen boys who report dating violence are more likely to use marijuana as young adults compared with boys with healthy dating relationships.

New Poll Finds 51 Percent of Americans Support Legalization of Marijuana

A poll released Wednesday finds 51 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana. Men and younger voters are more likely to support legalization, Reuters reports.

Synthetic Marijuana Sent 11,000 People to Emergency Rooms in 2010

More than 11,000 people ended up in emergency rooms after using synthetic marijuana in 2010, according to a new government report. Most were teenagers and young adults, USA Today reports.

Abuse of Drugs or Alcohol Linked to Stroke Early in Life

Drug abuse or heavy drinking can cause long-term changes in the heart, arteries or blood that increase the risk of stroke in young adults, a new study finds.

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