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November 13, 2014
A new poll finds 51 percent of U.S. adults favor legalizing marijuana, down from 58 percent last year. The Gallup Poll found support for legalization is stronger on the West Coast and the Northeast, according to the Los...
November 13, 2014
Most smokers with bladder cancer are aware that using tobacco increased their risk of disease, a new study finds. More than half of bladder cancers in the United States are caused by smoking. “Bladder cancer is actually...
November 13, 2014
Scientists are working to develop opioid painkillers with a low potential for abuse. About a dozen such drugs are currently in development, according to The Courier-Journal. “Is (a non-addictive opioid) a possibility?...
November 6, 2014
A new study in rats suggests heavy drinking during the teen years could lead to structural changes in the brain that last into adulthood. The changes occur in the region of the brain important in reasoning and decision-...
November 6, 2014
A public health and public safety partnership program in New York City called RxStat is using data from different government agencies to pinpoint opioid overdoses and to make changes to reduce the toll of prescription...
November 6, 2014
A new study suggests menthol cigarettes could be more harmful to smokers than regular cigarettes. Researchers found menthol cigarette smokers had more trips to the emergency room and more hospitalizations or treatment...
November 3, 2014
A new study finds teenagers are less likely to drink at parties if their community has strong social hosting laws. These laws hold adults responsible if teens drink on their property, even if the adults claim they were...
November 3, 2014
More than two-thirds of emergency department visits for opioid overdoses involve prescription drugs, a new study finds. Researchers from Stanford University analyzed tens of thousands of reports of opioid overdoses...
November 3, 2014
As many as 5 percent of children may have some type of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), caused by alcohol exposure before birth, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill...
October 28, 2014
A new study finds teenagers are less likely to drink at parties if their community has strong social hosting laws. These laws hold adults responsible if teens drink on their property, even if the adults claim they were...

 

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