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May 15, 2014
E-cigarette use is not leading many people who smoke regular cigarettes to quit, a new study concludes. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) also found e-cigarettes are being heavily...
May 14, 2014
Male college students are much more likely to drive after smoking marijuana than to drive after drinking, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, found 44 percent of college men said...
May 7, 2014
Only 41 percent of college students say misusing prescription stimulants for academic purposes should be considered cheating, according to a survey at an unnamed Ivy League institution. The survey found 18 percent of...
May 6, 2014
A new study suggests a type of e-cigarette called a “tank system” can produce some carcinogens also found in regular cigarettes, and at similar levels. While e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco to create new...
April 17, 2014
Introverts who tend to have fewer positive feelings, or to not be attracted to rewards in life, are more likely to abuse drugs than more extroverted people with positive emotions, a new study suggests. Studying...
April 16, 2014
Occasional marijuana use may change the brain structure in young adults, a new study suggests. Marijuana may cause changes related to motivation, emotion and reward. The changes occurred in the areas of the brain...
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...

 

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