THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- Teens who watch more medical marijuana ads are more likely to smoke pot themselves, new research indicates.
"Our findings suggest that increased exposure to medical marijuana advertising is associated with increased marijuana use and related negative consequences throughout adolescence," said study lead author Elizabeth D'Amico, of the RAND Corporation.
MONDAY, April 16, 2018 -- Children and teens who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health woes, new research suggests.
People who are transgender or gender non-conforming have a gender identity that's different from the one they were at birth. For some, this may mean a gender identity that's opposite the sex they were at birth. For others, it may mean not identifying with a specific gender at all.
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- Between 2011 and 2015, the rate of suicide for Utah's teens -- mostly boys -- more than doubled and greatly outpaced the national average for these tragedies, a new report finds.
Overall, 150 suicides for children and teens aged 10 to 17 in Utah occurred during those four years, with 113 of the victims being between 15 and 17, and three-quarters of victims being male. Almost all of the deaths were due to firearms or hanging.