By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline. With the average age for a child to get their first phone now just 10, young people are becoming more and more reliant on their smartphones. And a worrying new study suggests that this dependence on the technology could even be affecting some teens' brains. The findings reveals that teenagers who are addicted to their smartphones are more likely to suffer from mental disorders, including depression and anxiety. With the average age for a child to get their first phone now just 10, teenagers are becoming more and more reliant on their smartphones. And a worrying new study suggests that this dependence on the technology could even be affecting some teens' brains stock image.
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Jon Hamilton. How does nicotine in e-cigarettes affect young brains? Researchers are teasing out answers. Research on young mice and rats shows how nicotine hijacks brain systems involved in learning, memory, impulse control and addiction. The link between vaping and severe lung problems is getting a lot of attention.
Drugs and Young People
Mike Sosteric does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Every 40 seconds, another human life is taken by suicide , according to World Health Organization data. In Canada, a new report reveals that young people between the ages of 15 and 19, who are struggling with mental illness and addiction, have the highest rates of suicide attempts. Middle-aged men are also at high risk , as are children and youth in First Nations communities who live with the legacy of trauma perpetuated by colonization and the residential school system. World Suicide Prevention Day this Sunday provokes us to pay attention.
This story comes to you from Sahan Journal , a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to providing authentic news reporting about Minnesota's new immigrants and refugees. Biftu Jillo sat before a gathering of East African youth and women at the Brian Coyle Center Saturday night to talk about drug addiction — an intensifying problem in the community usually spoken of in private, if at all, and sometimes in whispers. Jillo, 33, spoke of her past addiction to painkillers and warned that the Somali and Oromo communities needed to talk openly about the problems of young people addicted to drugs.