A new study links prenatal smoking with a significantly increased risk of a child developing ADHD later in life. The study found higher cotinine levels in the mother's blood during pregnancy increased the risk of her child being diagnosed with ADHD three fold.
Researchers have discovered a link between teenage tobacco use and an increased risk of psychotic experiences, such as paranoia and hallucinations. They report this may be due, in part, to some shared genetic influences.
Researchers have identified over 500 genetic variants which affect the use of, and addiction to, alcohol and tobacco.
Study reports people who experience bullying or abuse have a lower quality of life comparable to those living with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or depression. The study also reports those who are abused are more likely to develop harmful behaviors such as smoking or binge eating.
A new study reveals researchers have identified areas of the brain which are different in those who regularly smoke and drink alcohol. Researchers discovered the medial orbitofrontal cortex, an area of the brain implicated in reward, has higher functional connectivity in drinkers. In those who smoke, the lateral orbiotfrontal cortex, an area of the brain linked to impulsive behavior, has lower functional connectivity. The study suggests nicotine may increase overall brain connectivity, which may lead to increased smoking behaviors.
A new neuroimaging study helps researchers predict the response people will have to public health campaigns. The study may help epidemiologists design campaigns to help change people's attitudes and behaviors.
Researchers report allowing smokers to dictate their nicotine intake while trying to quit makes them more likely to succeed. Results suggest most smokers who use nicotine replacement medications can tolerate doses that are four times higher than normally recommended.
Researchers report depression and anxiety may be as detrimental to your health as smoking or obesity. The study found those with anxiety of depression are at a 65% increased risk of stroke, 87% increased risk of arthritis and 64% increased risk of stroke, compared to those without the disorders.
A new study reports those who experience lung disease and problems with lung function during middle age are at an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
A new study reports teen alcohol and tobacco use has significantly decline recently, with more choosing to use marijuana. Since 2006, researchers say, less than 50% of teens try cigarettes or alcohol before trying cannabis for the first time.