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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...
November 21, 2014
Researchers are working to develop prescription drugs that mimic the medicinal benefits of marijuana without producing a high, according to The Boston Globe. The drugs have the potential to treat conditions including...
November 21, 2014
Almost one-fifth of college students say they abuse prescription stimulants, a new survey finds. The most commonly abused stimulants are medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as...
November 21, 2014
A new study suggests e-cigarettes may significantly reduce tobacco cravings in smokers. The small study, which included 48 smokers who were not trying to quit, indicates e-cigarettes may help smokers reduce the number...
November 21, 2014
Brain scans may be able to detect changes in the brain in preteens that predict future alcohol abuse, a new study suggests. The study included 135 preteen and teenage boys and girls who were an average of 12.6 years old...
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?...

 

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