Category results for "Youth"

Smoking in Adolescence Could Lead to Earlier Death

A new study links smoking in adolescence with an increased risk of early death due to smoking-related cancer or heart disease. Teen smokers have a higher risk of early death even if they stop smoking by middle age.

Nurses Can Help Reduce Substance Abuse in Homeless Youth, Study Finds

Nurses can significantly reduce substance abuse in homeless youth, a new study finds.

Number of Teens Who Drink and Drive Fell 54 Percent Since 1991

The number of U.S. teens who drink and drive has decreased 54 percent since 1991, according to a new government report. Last year, 90 percent of high school students 16 and older said they don’t drink and drive.

Drug and Alcohol Use Common Years After Juveniles Released From Detention

Substance use disorders are common five years after juveniles are released from detention, a new study finds. Males are two to three times more likely to use alcohol and drugs compared with females, HealthDay reports.

African-American Youth See Higher Levels of Alcohol Advertising, Study Finds

Africans-American youth are exposed to higher levels of alcohol advertising than children and teens of other racial groups, according to a new study.

National Campaign Aims to Prevent Medicine Abuse Among Teens

A national campaign launched this week aims to prevent half a million teenagers from abusing medicine within five years. CBS NewYork reports The Medicine Abuse Project is a multi-year effort to help educate parents, teens and the public about the dangers of medicine abuse.

Number of Smoking Scenes in Youth-Rated Movies Rose by More Than One-Third in 2011

The number of smoking scenes in movies rated G, PG and PG-13 increased by more than one-third from 2010 to 2011, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

University of Tennessee Investigating Alleged Alcohol Enema Incident at Fraternity

Officials at the University of Tennessee are investigating claims that fraternity members took alcohol enemas, leading to the hospitalization of one student with alcohol poisoning.

California Governor Signs Bill to Cut Down on Underage Drinking on Party Buses

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that is designed to cut down on underage drinking on chartered party buses. Under the new law, party buses with alcohol and underage passengers will need chaperones and ID checks.

Drug Tests Become More Common in Middle School

A growing number of middle schools are requiring that students submit to drug testing, The New York Times reports.

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