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LoveSmarts® 2020 Newsletter

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How One Drink Killed Hip-Hop

December 6th, 2019|News Articles|

By Evelyn Atieno
Courtesy of HUFFPOST
Originally posted 06/14/2016

“I don’t care if it was heroin in my cup, it’s in MY cup” said Lil Wayne in a 2009 interview for Behind the Music. Lil Wayne was being confronted about his abusive use of “lean” also known as codeine; to a Lil Wayne fan, it’s apparent that Wayne abuses lean, to others they think it’s what makes him, him. Lean has defined his career from his humble beginnings, in a perplexing way, Wayne doesn’t see lean as poisonous nor dangerous. He has been dependent on it for years, stating in his song […]

Girls Using Oral Contraceptives More Depressed

November 20th, 2019|News Articles|

A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that 16-year-old girls using oral contraceptives are more depressed than peers not using oral contraceptives. Oral contraceptive users particularly reported more crying, eating problems, and excessive sleeping compared with nonusers. The study warns that use of oral contraceptives by teenage girls may affect their quality of life and put them at risk for not taking the contraceptives regularly, leading to unplanned pregnancies.

Courtesy of JAMA Network

Association of Use of Oral Contraceptives With Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescents and Young Women

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Question  What is the association between oral contraceptive use and concurrent depressive symptoms […]

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