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Painkiller abuse linked to depression, suicide in college students

Painkiller abuse linked to depression, suicide in college students

Medical researchers have recently conducted and published a study that explores non-medical prescription drug use and depressive symptoms in college students.

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AUDIO: Facebook bullies ‘torture people’

AUDIO: Facebook bullies ‘torture people’

| June 11, 2012

Nicola Brookes, who was a victim of online death threats and other online abuse, gives the account of her battle to bring the internet “trolls” who have been targeting her to justice.

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China firm in 3G patent abuse row

China firm in 3G patent abuse row

| May 25, 2012

China’s Huawei files a complaint against InterDigital, accusing the US firm of abusing its position and charging ”exploitative” fees for mobile patents.

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Social network child abuse halted

Social network child abuse halted

| May 23, 2012

Nine English children are “protected” after a global police investigation uncovers a paedophile ring using social networking sites to post images of sexual abuse.

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‘Net abuse ended my teaching job’

‘Net abuse ended my teaching job’

| May 8, 2012

A teacher explains why she quit her job after facing online abuse

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Huge study finds brain networks connected to teen drug abuse

Huge study finds brain networks connected to teen drug abuse

In a large imaging study of the human brain — involving 1,896 14-year-olds — scientists have discovered networks that go a long way toward explaining why some teenagers start experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Scientists report that differences in…

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In child sexual abuse, strangers aren’t the greatest danger, experts say

In child sexual abuse, strangers aren’t the greatest danger, experts say

Parents drill their children on “stranger danger,” but when children are abused its most often by someone they know. This article helps parents protect their children from abuse closer to home: from family members, an adult the family trusts or another…

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Opinion: In the digital age, everyone is a spook

Opinion: In the digital age, everyone is a spook

| April 10, 2012

In a poll published last week by the American magazine Consumer Reports, 71% of adults polled confessed to being very concerned about Internet companies abusing their personal information. But what this poll failed to ask was whether we fear government…

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Teen alcohol and illicit drug use and abuse starts earlier than you might think

Teen alcohol and illicit drug use and abuse starts earlier than you might think

A survey of a nationally representative sample of US teenagers suggests that most cases of alcohol and drug abuse have their initial onset at this important period of development. The median age at onset was 14 years old for regular alcohol use or abus…

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VIDEO: Social media’s scope for abuse

VIDEO: Social media’s scope for abuse

| March 27, 2012

The jailing of a student from Pontypridd for posting racially offensive comments on Twitter about footballer Fabrice Muamba highlights the darker side of social media.

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