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Govt launches programme for adolescent health

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 17:59

The government Tuesday launched a health programme for adolescents, in the age group of 10-19 years, that would target their nutrition, reproductive health and substance abuse, among other issues.

Substance abuse far higher in mentally ill

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 12:02

Smoking, drinking and drug use are significantly higher among those who have psychotic disorders than among those in the general population, says a new paper.

Illegal drug use surges among US baby boomers: Survey

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 13:55

The use of illegal drugs among Americans in general is holding steady, but it`s surging among middle-aged baby boomers, according to report released Wednesday.

New strategies for better addiction drugs

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 08:54

Scientists have shown the way to developing more effective drugs for addiction with less side effects, says a study.

Cyberbullying puts teens at risk of depression, substance abuse

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 18:29

Teenage victims of cyberbullying are more likely to develop symptoms of depression, substance abuse and internet addiction, a new study has revealed.

Substance abuse ups depression risk

Last Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2011, 14:13

A new study has found that repeated cocaine use increases the severity of depressive-like responses.

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