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April 15, 2014
Almost one-quarter of pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid in 2007 filled a prescription for opioids, a new study finds. The risks of opioids to a developing fetus are largely unknown, The New York Times reports. An...
April 3, 2014
Contrary to the advice of many medical groups, more emergency departments are giving headache patients prescriptions for powerful narcotic painkillers, according to a new study. Between 2001 and 2010, there was a 65...
March 27, 2014
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have found no increase in crime in states that legalized medical marijuana. They analyzed rates of murder, rape, assault, robbery, burglary, larceny and auto theft....
March 26, 2014
A new study concludes the role of alcohol in traffic deaths in the United States may be significantly underreported on death certificates. Researchers found that just over 3 percent of the 450,000 death certificates for...
March 25, 2014
An approach to meditation called “mindfulness,” which teaches self-awareness, can be effective in preventing relapses of drug and alcohol abuse, a new study suggests. Mindfulness meditation aims to help people...
March 25, 2014
A study of smokers finds those who also use e-cigarettes are no more likely to quit smoking after a year, compared with smokers who don’t use the devices. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco,...
March 13, 2014
The effectiveness of prescription drug monitoring programs, designed to reduce “doctor shopping” for opioids, has varied greatly by state, according to a new study by Columbia University researchers. They also found...
March 13, 2014
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than their peers who do not use the devices to smoke regular cigarettes, a new study finds. They are also less likely to quit smoking, The New York Times reports. Experts...
February 27, 2014
A new study links teen indoor tanning with other risky health behaviors including use of illegal drugs, binge drinking and smoking. The findings come from a government survey of high school students, HealthDay reports....
February 27, 2014
“Study drugs” such as Vyvanse and Adderall are gaining popularity among Florida college students, even though area colleges have a zero-tolerance policy against students using medicines not prescribed for them. CBS...

 

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