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November 22, 2013
Efforts to educate members of the U.S. military about the dangers of synthetic drugs, coupled with improved drug testing, are starting to have an effect, the Navy Times reports. The Navy and Marine Corps report a drop...
November 22, 2013
A new health campaign in Los Angeles aims to reduce smoking among gays, lesbians and bisexuals. Smoking rates are 50 percent higher in this community, compared with heterosexuals. The Los Angeles Times reports gay,...
November 22, 2013
(The Denver Post) — In two years of work as an undercover officer with a drug task force, Mike  Dillon encountered plenty of drugs.  But nothing has surprised him as much as  what he has seen in schools lately....
November 21, 2013
Teens who participate in sports are more likely than their non-athlete peers to abuse alcohol, but less likely to use illicit drugs other than marijuana, according to an analysis of 17 past studies published in the...
November 21, 2013
Quitting smoking may yield health benefits for some people sooner than previously thought, according to new research presented this week at the American Heart Association scientific meeting. Some smokers over age 65 who...
November 4, 2013
Use of marijuana and inhalants is more common in teens in the child welfare system compared with other teens, a new study finds. Researchers found 18 percent of teens in the welfare system admitted to ever smoking...
November 4, 2013
Combining acetaminophen and even a small amount of alcohol can more than double a person’s risk of developing kidney disease, according to a study presented at the American Public Health Association annual meeting....
October 31, 2013
Ten percent of 14- to 20-year-olds treated in the emergency room for any reason say they have misused prescription drugs at least once in the last year, a new study finds. The researchers at the University of Michigan...
October 21, 2013
Living close to a tobacco retail outlet may increase a person’s urge to smoke, a new study suggests. The study tracked the location of participants and of nearby retail tobacco stores using smartphone GPS technology,...
October 14, 2013
The sports supplement “Craze,” popular in the United States and other countries, contains a meth-like chemical, USA Today reports. Scientists in the United States and South Korea who tested the chemical say it appears...

 

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