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Opinion: Parents, here are some tips to save your teens from fentanyl |  CNN

Opinion: Parents, here are some tips to save your teens from fentanyl | CNN

Editor’s note: Dr. Scott Hadland is a pediatrician and teen addiction specialist. He is Chief of Adolescent Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. The opinions expressed here are his own. Read more reviews on CNN. CNN — Pediatricians like me are not used to …

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Marijuana smoke harms the lungs of tobacco smokers, study finds

Marijuana smoke harms the lungs of tobacco smokers, study finds

Smoking weed while being a tobacco smoker can increase damage to the respiratory system, according to a new study. “There is a public perception that marijuana is safer than tobacco, and this study raises concerns that this may not be true,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Giselle Revah, an assistant professor at the Department …

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Severe depression alleviated by single dose of synthetic 'magic mushroom' |  CNN

Severe depression alleviated by single dose of synthetic ‘magic mushroom’ | CNN

CNN — A single dose of a synthetic version of the mind-altering component of magic mushrooms, psilocybin, improved depression in people with a treatment-resistant form of the disease, according to a new study. The randomized, double-blind clinical trial, which the authors called “the largest of its kind”, compared the results of a 25 milligram dose …

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90% of American adults say the United States is experiencing a mental health crisis, according to a CNN / KFF poll |  CNN

90% of American adults say the United States is experiencing a mental health crisis, according to a CNN / KFF poll | CNN

CNN — An overwhelming majority of people in the United States believe the country is experiencing a mental health crisis, according to a new survey by CNN in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation. Nine in 10 adults said they believe there is a mental health crisis in the United States today. Asked to rate …

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Myths about abortion and women's mental health are prevalent, experts say |  CNN

Myths about abortion and women’s mental health are prevalent, experts say | CNN

CNN — It’s unfounded Experts say the message is repeated over and over again: having an abortion can damage a woman’s mental health, possibly for years. “There is so much misinformation, so many myths about abortion. Abortion will lead to addiction, depression, suicidal thoughts; abortion is bad for health; every woman is going to regret …

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