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October 23, 2014
Pipe smoking is becoming increasingly popular among young people, ABC News reports. International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association spokesman Jeff Moran says there has been a slight upsurge after decades of...
October 23, 2014
The risks of heavy consumption of energy drinks among young people could soon become a significant public health problem, according to a new report. Adverse health effects from consuming energy drinks with alcohol are a...
October 23, 2014
Dietary supplements containing banned drugs often remain on sale long after they have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), doctors at Harvard Medical School have found. The FDA has identified more...
October 23, 2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will fund researchers who are studying the use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter, to prevent and treat substance use and addiction. The NIH announced it will provide...
October 6, 2014
Marijuana entrepreneurs are starting to become involved in politics by donating to candidates who support their cause, according to the Associated Press. Members of Congress who once returned checks from the industry...
September 30, 2014
An approach to meditation called “mindfulness,” which teaches self-awareness, can be effective in preventing relapses of drug and alcohol abuse, a new study suggests. Mindfulness meditation aims to help people...
September 30, 2014
At least eight U.S. college freshmen have died so far this semester, many of them in alcohol-related incidents, according to Times Higher Education. Colleges are encouraging freshmen and their parents to talk about...
September 30, 2014
A group of activists says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has worsened the opioid overdose epidemic. They are calling on the head of the agency, Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, to quit, The Washington Post...
September 22, 2014
Medication misuse is an increasing problem in seniors as Baby Boomers age, according to experts. Many older patients develop addictions to prescription drugs, says David Oslin, professor of psychiatry at the University...
September 22, 2014
Colleges are looking for new ways to reduce binge drinking, as part of initiatives to reduce campus sexual assaults, NPR reports. Frostburg State University in Maryland and city police agreed in 2012 to joint...

 

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