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Teen suicides have surged at twice the rate among girls compared to boys in the last decade 

Teen suicides have surged at twice the rate among girls compared to boys in the last decade Between 2007 and 2016, the number of girls between 10 and 19 taking their own lives climbed by nearly 13 percent a year  Suicides increased among teen and young boys, too, but only by about seven percent  Girls… Read More »

Drinking contexts associated with early onset of alcohol intoxication among adolescents

Early onset drinking, drinking and intoxication at an early age among adolescents, has been identified as a primary risk for later heavy drinking, alcohol problems, and alcohol dependence among youth and young adults. To prevent or delay early onset drinking, we must know more about the modifiable circumstances that enable these behaviors. New research by… Read More »

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between the stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African-Americans had not previously been… Read More »