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November 30, 2012
Drug abuse or heavy drinking can cause long-term changes in the heart, arteries or blood that increase the risk of stroke in young adults, a new study finds. The study of more than 1,000 patients found that young adults...
November 30, 2012
When cigarette taxes rise, hard-core smokers are more likely than lighter smokers to cut back, according to new research.
November 29, 2012
Laws that mandate smoke-free workplaces are associated with a significantly reduced risk of heart attacks, according to a new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic. The researchers looked at medical records of...
November 27, 2012
A recently released NSDUH Report on state-level underage alcohol use and self-purchase of alcohol showed that rates varied somewhat from state to state. Information on other state-level substance use and mental health...
November 26, 2012
Utah has the lowest rate of underage drinking in the nation, according to the results of a new study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. However, those who work with teens and substance...
November 26, 2012
Underage drinking in the United States remains a serious public health issue, a new federal government report shows. The analysis of data gathered between 2008 and 2010 from the U.S. National Survey on Drug Use and...
November 26, 2012
Vermont officials report an increase in heroin use, as OxyContin abuse decreases, according to the Associated Press. The state Health Department notes nine people died of heroin overdoses in 2011, and six have died so...
November 20, 2012
This month Facebook announced that it had reached one billion active users. Not one billion accounts or registrants, but one billion individuals using the website every month. Of these approximately 200 million are in...
November 19, 2012
American teenagers are smoking less, according to a new government report. The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found current cigarette smoking among teenagers declined...
November 1, 2012
Between 31% and 50% of youth ages 12 to 17 report that they can get alcohol, cigarettes, prescription drugs to get high, or marijuana within a day or less, according to data from the 2012 National Survey of American...

 

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