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January 16, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that binge drinking, usually associated with young people, seems to be an issue among adults as well. And the University of Connecticut recently found Dr. Dipak...
January 16, 2012
Setting limits for drug-driving may prove tricky. A total ban, plus anti-drug campaigns for children, looks like the best solution, says Duncan Vernon.
January 13, 2012
A toddler sits silently amid the squalid interior of his modest home. Jack longs for food, but the shelves have not been stocked in days. What little money that was available has been used to feed the addiction of his...
January 13, 2012
Princess Cruise Lines will ban smoking in its staterooms and balconies starting Monday. While more cruise lines are banning cigarettes, policies on e-cigarettes vary among the cruise lines, the Sun-Sentinel reports....
January 9, 2012
Legislation that would ban the sale of “bath salts” and “Spice,” which was approved by the U.S. House in December, has stalled in the Senate, American Medical News reports. The Synthetic Drug Control Act, approved by...
January 9, 2012
A new report shows that adolescents appear to be strongly influenced by parental behavior when it comes to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The report conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...
January 7, 2012
  San Diego County's Alcohol Policy Panel hopes to take more action to prevent underage drinking. By Hoa Quách Underage drinking is costing Californians billions of dollars and adults “should be alarmed,” according...
January 6, 2012
A growing number of employers are not hiring smokers, USA Today reports. Hospitals are in the forefront of this trend, which aims to promote employees’ health and reduce insurance premiums. Employers who have recently...
January 4, 2012
Because of the high risk of underage drinking and driving this time of year, many parents open their homes to partying teens as a way to keep them off the roads. What some may not know is that liability laws can...
January 4, 2012
A prenatal intervention program, for stopping substance use in pregnancy, could save almost $2 billion annually if it were implemented nationwide, a new study suggests. The Kaiser Permanente Early Start program helps...

 

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