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Middle-aged and older adults, who identify as homosexual or bisexual, have higher rates of using certain substances in the past year than those who identify as heterosexual. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Homosexual, bisexual older adults at higher risk for substance use

New York | By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Substance use adds complexity to caring for older adults, who are undergoing physical changes, are more likely to have chronic diseases, and may take more prescription medications as they age--which can interact with such substances and lead to adverse events.
Scientists, including those from Boston University School of Public Health in the US, said large-scale disasters, whether traumatic such as mass shootings, natural phenomena like hurricanes, or environmental disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, are almost always accompanied by increases in depression.(Unsplash)
Scientists, including those from Boston University School of Public Health in the US, said large-scale disasters, whether traumatic such as mass shootings, natural phenomena like hurricanes, or environmental disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, are almost always accompanied by increases in depression.(Unsplash)

Mental health consequences of physical distancing decoded by researchers

Boston | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 06:46 PM IST
As people across the world adopt physical distancing measures to slow down the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have assessed the consequences that self-isolation will have for mental health and well-being in both the short and long term.
Psychedelics display mood-enhancing after-effects. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Psychedelics display mood-enhancing after-effects. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)

Psychedelics display mood-enhancing after-effects

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 04:09 PM IST
Use of psychedelic substances such as LSD and psilocybin can induce enhancement in mood and closeness to one another in people even after the high phase subsides.
Research has consistently shown that early substance use, including cannabis, is associated with poorer cognitive performance.(Unsplash)
Research has consistently shown that early substance use, including cannabis, is associated with poorer cognitive performance.(Unsplash)

Cannabis makes you bad at driving, even when the high wears off

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 03:32 PM IST
While several studies have examined the direct effect of cannabis intoxication on driving, no other studies until now have examined the effects on driving in heavy marijuana users who are not high.
The team has uncovered some of the ingredients necessary to construct a “loneliness prediction system.(Unsplash)
The team has uncovered some of the ingredients necessary to construct a “loneliness prediction system.(Unsplash)

Tweets may help predict loneliness. Here’s how

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 10:39 AM IST
The findings, published in the journal BMJ Open, could lead to easier identification of users who are lonely and provide support for them even if they don’t explicitly tweet about feeling alone.
Asking for help, demonstrating caring behaviour towards themselves and others are undermined by social attitudes that encourage the concept of the alpha male(Shutterstock)
Asking for help, demonstrating caring behaviour towards themselves and others are undermined by social attitudes that encourage the concept of the alpha male(Shutterstock)

Why young boys should not be told to ‘man up’ | Analysis

By Vedika Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 06:22 AM IST
Tell boys that being gentle or emotionally engaged isn’t a weakness, and help them before toxic attitudes solidify
In this study, the researchers examined data from 872 adults, who reported current or previous drug use.(Unsplash)
In this study, the researchers examined data from 872 adults, who reported current or previous drug use.(Unsplash)

Most drugged individuals regret their social media post, says study

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 01:05 PM IST
The study published in the journal - Substance Abuse - pointed to the potential social harms associated with substance use.
Alcoholism, substance abuse leads college students to a life of distress.(Unsplash)
Alcoholism, substance abuse leads college students to a life of distress.(Unsplash)

Alcoholism, substance abuse leads college students to a life of distress: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 12:28 PM IST
A new study has claimed that college students, if subjected to even one among negative habits such as heavy drinking or substance abuse, can end up living a life of mental distress, lack of sleep, low grades and poor lifestyle choices.
The study, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, examined whether positive psychology exercises increase happiness in people recovering from substance use.(Shutterstock)
The study, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, examined whether positive psychology exercises increase happiness in people recovering from substance use.(Shutterstock)

Positive psychology exercises increase happiness in people recovering from substance use

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 09:37 AM IST
As part of the study, the authors noted that effectiveness of positive psychology exercises may be promising tools for bolstering happiness during treatment and may help support long-term recovery.
Recent research has shown that sexual minority youth reported nearly three times more substance use than heterosexual youth.(Unsplash)
Recent research has shown that sexual minority youth reported nearly three times more substance use than heterosexual youth.(Unsplash)

How your sexual orientation may influence extent of substance use

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 03:07 PM IST
If you are lesbian, gay or bisexual, you may be at greater risk of substance abuse, in the form of marijuana, nicotine and alcohol, says new research by Oregon State University.
Half of the boys in the study came from families with fathers who had problems with substance use disorders, a rate far higher than the average population.(Shutterstock)
Half of the boys in the study came from families with fathers who had problems with substance use disorders, a rate far higher than the average population.(Shutterstock)

Early puberty in boys increases lifelong addiction risk, substance abuse problems

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 10:44 AM IST
Early doses of testosterone speed the development of certain areas of the brain that heighten reward-seeking behaviour.
The study found that mothers who received adequate sleep were less likely to be permissive with their adolescents. (Shutterstock)
The study found that mothers who received adequate sleep were less likely to be permissive with their adolescents. (Shutterstock)

Study says mothers with teens must get proper sleep for 1 surprising reason

Indo-Asian News Service, New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 06:16 PM IST
Mothers who have trouble sleeping may engage in more permissive parenting, that is parenting marked by lenient or liberal discipline, says a study.
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