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December 16, 2014
One-fifth of parents with children under age 18 have blacked out after drinking too much at a party, according to a new survey. One-third of adults who drink at parties admit to driving after consuming too much alcohol...
December 16, 2014
Cigarette smoking causes about three in 10 cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study by researchers at the American Cancer Society. The estimate does not include deaths from secondhand smoke. The...
December 16, 2014
Despite predictions that healthcare reform would greatly increase the number of people seeking drug and alcohol treatment, a new study conducted in Oregon suggests so far, no big changes are occurring in that state.
December 16, 2014
Young adults who do not attend college are more likely than their peers who are enrolled in school to abuse prescription painkillers, according to new research. The findings come from an analysis of data from almost 37,...
December 16, 2014
An anti-smoking campaign called “Tips From Former Smokers” cost just $480 per smoker who quit and $393 per year of life saved, according to a new report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which ran...
December 9, 2014
Researchers at Washington State University are developing a breath test for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The test could be used to determine if a person is driving under the influence of marijuana,...
December 4, 2014
A new study finds teenagers who have been prescribed medications for sleep problems or anxiety are much more likely to abuse them, compared with teens who have never received prescriptions for these drugs.
November 25, 2014
Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction, experts suggest. A new study demonstrated that e-cigarettes successfully reduced cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only...
November 25, 2014
The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say researchers.
November 21, 2014
Almost 23 percent of high school students use tobacco products, and more than 90 percent of those students smoke cigarettes, cigars, hookahs or pipes, a new government study finds. “Nine out of ten smokers tried their...


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