• Posts Tagged ‘health & body’

    Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers


    Underage drinking

    This article was written by New York DUI attorney Arkady Bukh from the Bukh Law Firm, 14 Wall St, New York NY 10005, (212) 729-1632.  A small library could be filled with the information about teenagers in the US who consume alcohol. Alcohol is the most frequently …

    Casual use of marijuana affects brain development


    smoking

    A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience in April, 2014 reports that young adults (ages 18 to 25) who used marijuana just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in certain parts of the brain. The study analyzed twenty marijuana users and twenty control subjects. …

    “Molly” is not your friend


    Molly in pill form

    Although an endearing and folksy name, the new “Molly” should be shunned. By all reports, the designer drug “Molly” (short for molecule) has been around for the past ten years. However, it has been modified and often mislabeled leading to an increase in emergency room visits. …

  • Teen stem cell donor a first


    Victoria Rathmill England

    We have written about donating blood and organs which is restricted in most states to those over 18. Some, with the consent of a parent, allow donation for those 16 and 17. Victoria Rathmill is 17 years old and lives in England. A family friend was …

    What to know when reporting child abuse against your parents


    sad girl on beach

    Abuse can take several forms – physical, emotional, verbal and sexual. Neglect is another form of abuse where certain needs of a child or minor are not being met. Sometimes it can be difficult to determine when a case of abuse or neglect is occurring. …

    Bullycides continue in 2013


    Rebecca Ann Sedwick

    Unfortunately, the incidents of teens and younger children committing suicide, in part because of cyberbullying, continues in 2013. These tragic turn of events have become known as “bullycides.” We highly recommend that you think ahead before posting anything that may harm someone. You don’t always …

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