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Current Events

December 9, 2011
The U.S. House voted Thursday to ban more than 30 synthetic drugs, including “bath salts” and “spice.” The Synthetic Drug Control Act would make it illegal to manufacture or dispense the drugs, ABC News reports. The...
December 9, 2011
Improving health is too multifaceted to be left solely in the hands of those working in the health sector alone, according to the latest Healthy People 2020 Objectives for the Nation. A recent shift in national health...
December 7, 2011
  The alcohol-impaired fatalities represented 32% of the total driving fatalities in 2009.  That is a 7.4% decrease from 2008 but we still have a long way to go.  The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (...
December 2, 2011
Have you ever wondered why your teen acts the way she does? A recent podcast, presented by CIGNA and The Partnership at Drugfree.org, helps you understand why the developing teen brain is more vulnerable to drugs and...
November 27, 2011
SAVE THE DATE November 30, 2011 10:00 am to 12:00 pm The North Carolina Centers for Prevention Resources Professional Development Webinar Training Series 2011  Upcoming Webinar… Strategic Prevention...
November 11, 2011
As marijuana use among teenagers increases and its perceived danger among this age group decreases, clinicians need to know the latest science about the harmful effects of the drug on the adolescent brain, according to...
November 10, 2011
The Meth Project, a prevention program aimed at reducing teenage methamphetamine use, has expanded, adding online resources and a social media campaign. According to the Associated Press, the campaign’s website, www....
November 8, 2011
A judge has ruled that tobacco companies do not have to put graphic warning labels on cigarette packages to show the dangers of smoking, the Associated Press reports. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said it is likely...
November 8, 2011
Title: Public Smoking Bans May Spill Over to HouseholdsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/8/2011 10:05:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2011
November 3, 2011
  Prescription drug abuse loophole KFDA Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing narcotics problem in the United States. Methadone, Oxycotin and Hydrocodone are three popular abused drugs not only here in the...

 

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