April 19, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

For the Young, Cigarettes Go Better With Booze Than Pot

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — At parties across America, young adult smokers are more likely to pair cigarettes with alcohol than with a “joint.” “Our findings show that co-use of cigarettes and alcohol could be more pleasurable than co-use of cigarettes and marijuana,” co-first

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April 19, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Prince Harry’s Journey Shows Grief Can Be a Long Road

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Britain’s Prince Harry’s two-decade struggle to deal with the death of his mother, Princess Diana, is sadly all too common for children who suddenly face the loss of a parent, mental health experts say. In

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April 19, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Las Vegas Could Be First U.S. City to Install Needle Vending Machines

Latest Mental Health News Vending machines that dispense clean needles will available in Las Vegas starting in May, making it the first city in the United States where this type of service is available. The goal is to reduce needle sharing among drug users in order to combat the spread

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April 19, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

A ‘Brainwave’ to Help Fight PTSD

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Technology using a patient’s own brainwaves might offer hope against tough-to-treat PTSD, new research suggests. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop as a reaction to a terrifying event, such as war, natural disasters, sexual assault and other physical violence

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April 18, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Marriage Could Bring Health Bonus to Older Same-Sex Couples

Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The health benefits of tying the knot may extend to couples of all sexual orientations. A new study shows that older same-sex couples who have married are healthier and happier than their single counterparts. More than 1,800 LGBT adults,

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April 17, 2017 by Contributor in Mental Health

Anxious? Distressed? You’re Not Alone

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests. An estimated 8.3 million American adults — about 3.4 percent of

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