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September 21, 2012
State prescription drug monitoring programs need to shift from a reactive approach to a proactive one, according to a new report by the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University....
September 21, 2012
An increase in prescription drug overdoses among young whites, and higher rates of smoking among less educated white women, may be contributing to the decline in life expectancy for white Americans with lower levels of...
September 21, 2012
Secondhand smoke has a major impact on the health of black Americans, a new study finds. The research included data from more than 12,000 adults in 2006. In that year, more than 41,000 American adults, and almost 900...
September 20, 2012
Veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse face an increased risk of death, a new study suggests. The study included 272,509 veterans who were diagnosed with PTSD. Those who had a...
September 19, 2012
One in four mothers believe that letting young children taste alcohol may discourage them from drinking in adolescence and 40 percent believe that not allowing children to taste alcohol will only make it more appealing...
September 17, 2012
Like many sectors of society, the U.S. military has a long history of alcohol and other drug misuse and abuse. In recent years, the face of the issue has been transformed by increasing rates of prescription drug abuse...
September 17, 2012
Teenagers struggle with quitting smoking as much as adults do, even though they have not been smoking as long, a new study finds. Teen smokers suffer almost all of the same negative psychological effects as adults when...
September 17, 2012
A new study links “doctor shopping” with an increased risk of dying from an overdose of prescription drugs, HealthDay reports. Researchers from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy examined information from...
August 27, 2012
Prenatal alcohol exposure can affect a child’s growth up until age 9, a new study finds. Researchers found significant prenatal alcohol exposure can affect a child’s weight, height and head circumference, which are...
August 27, 2012
A new study shows people who are treated for both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse have improved PTSD symptoms, without an increase in severity of substance dependence.

 

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