Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 17, 2003
Severity of ADHD in children increases risk of drug use in adolescence
Children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more at risk for using illicit drugs, having problems with alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and using marijuana in their adolescence than children without ADHD, say researchers who report their findings on childhood predictors of later substance use in the August issue of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Nursing homes not burden to system, says researcher
New research from the University of Alberta disputes the belief that residents of long-term care facilities--usually the oldest and sickest people--are the biggest burden to the health-care system.

OHSU researchers publish final results of groundbreaking smallpox vaccination study
OHSU researchers have published final results of a study showing that in the advent of a smallpox outbreak, casualties may be lower than expected.

Severe childhood ADHD may predict alcohol, substance use problems in teen years
Scientists tracking the progress of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as they became teenagers have shed new light on the link between ADHD and the risk of developing alcohol and substance use problems.
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