Study: Nicotine exposure raises mental health risks in youths

04/5/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Data on 2,901 youths ages 8 to 15 found that levels of cotinine -- a product of nicotine metabolism -- in their blood had a strong link to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and a weak correlation with conduct disorder, major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Cotinine levels in boys were more strongly linked to psychiatric symptoms compared with girls, the study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found.

View Full Article in:

Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Paralegal
Mylan Inc.
Washington, DC
Health Care Exchange Account Manager
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, CA
Director of Actuarial Services, Government Programs
PacificSource
Springfield, OR
Director, Health Plan Claims Operations
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA
Stop Loss Sales Executive
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Boston, MA