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February 20, 2015
Almost 60 percent of pregnant teens say they have used one or more substances in the past year, nearly double the rate of non-pregnant teens, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have found.
February 20, 2015
A new study finds smokers who start taking smoking-cessation medication before they are ready to quit have greater success once they do want to stop.
February 20, 2015
Long-term use of methamphetamine is more damaging to teen brains than to adult brains, according to a new study. The drug does its greatest damage in the area of the brain involved in a person’s ability to organize,...
February 13, 2015
Fewer Americans are driving drunk, but a growing number are driving under the influence of marijuana and other illegal drugs, according to a new government report. Since 2007, the number of drivers testing positive for...
February 13, 2015
A survey of college freshmen finds many fewer of them report drinking and smoking in high school, compared with first-year college students in previous years. In 2014, the survey found 33.5 percent of freshmen said they...
February 13, 2015
Moderate consumption of alcohol confers little to no health benefit for most people, a new analysis of almost 53,000 adults finds. The researchers said previous studies that found light alcohol consumption could benefit...
February 13, 2015
The number of Americans who die from smoking-related diseases is significantly higher than previously estimated, according to a new study. The researchers say 60,000 additional deaths annually should be added to the...
February 13, 2015
The nation’s campaign to combat drunk driving continues to make our roads safer, but use of marijuana and prescription drugs is increasingly prominent on the highways, creating new safety questions, according to a pair...
February 6, 2015
A new study finds some children and teens are using more than one type of tobacco product, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, smokeless tobacco and pipes. The study of almost 25,000 young people ages 9...
February 6, 2015
The share of American nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke fell by half since 2000, from 53 percent to 25 percent, according to a new government report.

 

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