Posts Tagged ‘smoking’

By On July 24th, 2014

Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Hightened ADHD Risk

It is no secret that smoking is bad for your health and smoking while pregnant presents dangers for both you and your child. But, a new study has found yet another way smoking during pregnancy could cause long-term problems for your children. The study, published July 21 in the journal Pediatrics, says that children born…


By On June 17th, 2014

Mental Health Problems Can Be As Deadly As Smoking

The toll of mental health issues is vastly underestimated. Many see the emotional impacts, but the social, financial, and physical effects of mental health can be equally as devastating as the actual symptoms themselves. In fact, recent research has shown mental health problems including anorexia and recurrent depression are as deadly as smoking roughly 20…


By On May 12th, 2014

ADHD Medications Assocatiated With Lower Risk of Smoking in Diagnosed Children

The association between people with ADHD and higher rates of cigarette smoking compare to their peers without ADHD has been well documented for years. However, taking medications to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse – may be able to make children with ADHD less likely to smoke, according to a new…


By On August 7th, 2013

Smoking, High Blood Pressure, and Obesity Cause Brain Shrinkage

We all know that smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity do terrible damage to our bodies, but I think it is safe to say we always assumed they left us cognitively sound. According to a new study, this may not be true as these four conditions in middle age appear to cause brain shrinkage…

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