Monthly Archives: August 2013

New report sheds light on adolescent substance use

According to a report published yesterday by SAMHSA, the number of teenagers from age 12 to 17 smoke cigarettes on a average day is over three-quarters of a million. In addition, typically over a half-million smoked marijuana and almost a half-million drank … Continue reading

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Artistic Talent Remains Intact Despite Vascular Dementia

According to a study by physicians at St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada, artistic skills may be well preserved in the brains of artists even after many years battling the deleterious effects of vascular dementia. A paper published in the Canadian … Continue reading

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Distracted Driving, Teens, ADHD and Texting

A study in JAMA Pediatrics evaluated newly licensed drivers ages 16-17 years old and the impact of distraction (via cellphone conversation or texting) on those with ADHD (n=28) and those without ADHD (n=33). The authors define distracted driving in 3 … Continue reading

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