Pediatrics

For teens, vaping today may lead to smoking tomorrow

(HealthDay)— The e-cigarette may not be just a "healthier alternative" to smoking for teens. New research shows that teens who vape may be more apt to use tobacco cigarettes later on.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Expert gives tips on how to prevent summer brain drain

Summer is a time when most students are able to relax and have fun away from the classroom, but it also can be a time when important lessons learned during the year are forgotten. A Baylor College of Medicine expert has some ...

Health

Teen vaping could reverse progress in the control of tobacco

A new USC study debunks the popular belief that electronic cigarettes are merely a substitute for cigarettes among teens. Instead, the study suggests that some teens who never would have smoked cigarettes are now vaping.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brief intervention may prevent increased risk of depression in teens

A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent an increase in depressive symptoms often seen during the transition to high school, according to new research ...

Addiction

School drug tests don't work, but 'positive climate' might

School drug testing does not deter teenagers from smoking marijuana, but creating a "positive school climate" just might, according to research reported in the January issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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