Study links childhood trauma and civic environmental engagement in adulthood

Experiencing childhood trauma may lead an individual to volunteer, donate money or contact their elected officials about environmental issues later in life, according to recent research published in Scientific Reports.…

Childhood loneliness associated with stress and alcohol-related problems in early adulthood

Before the pandemic, over 1 in 10 children aged 10-12 years reported being lonely. New research has shown that experiencing loneliness as a pre-adolescent child predicts problem drinking years later,…

Growing up in unsafe neighborhoods may lead to poorer sleep in adulthood

A recent study of Black women found that growing up in an unsafe neighborhood was associated with poorer sleep in adulthood. A total of 1,611 Black women in Detroit, Michigan,…

Study identifies five childhood risk factors that predict cardiovascular events in adulthood

Five childhood risk factors that predict stroke and heart attacks in adulthood have been identified after being tracked for up to half a century in the world’s largest international prospective…

Adolescents with severe substance use disorder more likely to report prescription drug misuse in adulthood

While it’s estimated that 1 in 3 Americans will develop a substance use disorder in their lifetime, experts know little about the long-term outcomes for people with substance use disorder…

IVF children may get some advantages in quality of life in adulthood, says study | Health

The results of a new study has found that children who are conceived via assisted reproductive technology (ART), such as IVF, may get some advantages in quality of life in…

Young people who stop using drugs can have high levels of life success in adulthood

Young people who stop using cannabis or amphetamines before becoming adults experience life success at the same levels of those who have never used drugs, according to a University of…

Mosquito net use in early childhood increases chances of survival into adulthood

Children who sleep more often under insecticide-treated bed nets have more than 40 per cent higher likelihood of surviving into adulthood than their counterparts who use bed nets less often,…

Experiences of racism in adolescence linked to higher risk of depressive symptoms in adulthood

Black women who frequently experience racism before age 20 are at higher risk of reporting depressive symptoms in adulthood than those who had fewer experiences of racism in early life,…

Research shows the importance of stopping drug use in early adulthood

Young people who use drugs but quit before adulthood are – on average – not harming their future life chances, according to new research which tracked thousands of people over…