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April 5, 2012
The club drug ketamine, known as “special K,” may increase the risk of developing urinary tract symptoms, according to a new study.Higher doses and more frequent use of the drug increase the risk, according to Reuters....
April 4, 2012
Underage female drinkers are now as likely to die in an alcohol-related car crash as their male counterparts, a new study suggests. In 1996, underage males had a higher risk of a fatal car crash than underage females....
April 3, 2012
A survey of more than 10,000 U.S. teenagers found that by late adolescence, 78 percent had consumed alcohol, and about 15 percent met the criteria for alcohol abuse.The survey also found 81 percent said they had the...
April 3, 2012
A new study suggests that girls are more likely than boys to be affected by exposure to secondhand smoke.The study of 476 children found that those who were exposed to high secondhand smoke levels and also showed signs...
March 26, 2012
Emotional support from middle school teachers may reduce the risk their students will engage in early use of alcohol and other illicit substances, a new study suggests. The study included 521 middle school students in...
March 24, 2012
BACKGROUND: Adolescent alcohol abuse remains a serious public health concern, with nearly a third of high school seniors reporting heavy drinking in the previous month. METHODS: Using the high ethanol-consuming C57BL/6J...
March 24, 2012
Fifty percent of college students who drink report alcohol-induced blackouts, and alcohol abusers in general put a heavy burden on the medical care system. Using data drawn from a randomized, controlled alcohol...
March 17, 2012
In the case of alcohol consumption a little is better than too much. Drinking in moderation had health benefits while drinking in access can be life threatening. Here we explore the impact alcohol has on health...
March 17, 2012
Involvement in community sports clubs is often associated with high levels of risky alcohol consumption; however, developing prevention-focused interventions in these settings can be complex. We examined the association...
March 16, 2012
This study examined the associations of substance use, psychological distress, and mental health services receipt with the structure and content of adolescent school‐based networks. Using data from the National...

 

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