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October 26, 2012
The number of prescription drug-related deaths decreased in Florida in 2011, according to a new report. Deaths related to oxycodone decreased more than 17 percent, according to The Miami Herald. The number of deaths due...
October 24, 2012
Moderate to binge drinking significantly reduces the structural integrity of the adult brain. The new research indicates that daily drinking decreases nerve cell development in the hippocampus part of the brain --...
October 19, 2012
A new study adds to evidence about the detrimental effects of secondhand smoke on children’s health. The study suggests exposure to cigarette smoke increases babies’ risk of developing asthma and other respiratory...
October 19, 2012
Teenagers and university students are unaware of the negative consequences of alcohol consumption or the chances of developing an addiction as a result. In addition, they start at a younger and younger age and drink...
October 19, 2012
We often hear from the news that prescription drug abuse in the country is on the rise; sadly, the result of a new study is confirming that. According to a feature on HealthDay.com, a team of researchers reviewed the...
October 18, 2012
Teenagers and young adults are abusing prescription painkillers at a rate 40 percent higher than what would be expected for their age group, a new study finds. The findings reinforce concerns by law enforcement and...
October 18, 2012
Alcohol’s damaging effect on the brain can begin to subside two weeks after a person stops drinking, a new study suggests. Recovery may vary among different areas of the brain, the researchers say. The findings could...
October 17, 2012
Alcohol dependence is more likely than smoking to increase death rates among women, a new study finds. German researchers found deaths rates were 4.6 times higher among women who were alcohol dependent, and 1.9 times...
October 17, 2012
A new study links weight loss surgery with an increased risk for substance abuse. The study found patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery were at increased risk for alcohol use after the procedure. Use of both...
October 14, 2012
NIH-funded research shows that long-term marijuana is associated with impaired intellectual functioning, especially if usage starts during the teen years. Over 1,000 study participants were given neuropsychological...

 

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