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May 14, 2015
A health warning about the painkiller codeine being transmitted to babies through breast milk has led to a decline in the number of new mothers prescribed the drug, HealthDay reports. There is a rare but potential risk...
May 14, 2015
Harmful drinking is increasing among young people in many nations, according to a new report. Alcohol is becoming more available, affordable and more effectively advertised, the report concludes.
May 14, 2015
Offering financial incentives to smokers to quit is more effective than offering free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, a new study concludes.
May 8, 2015
A new study finds heroin use among people who abuse prescription opioids has risen, particularly among whites. From 2008 to 2011, the study found a 75 percent increase in heroin use among whites who abuse painkillers...
May 8, 2015
The drop in alcohol-related car crashes over the past few decades has benefited the U.S. economy, according to a new study in the journal Injury Prevention. Researchers found alcohol-involved crash reductions since 1984...
May 8, 2015
A new analysis of Medicare’s prescription drug program finds generic Vicodin was the most widely prescribed drug in 2013, according to The Wall Street Journal. More than half of the prescriptions came from family...
May 1, 2015
A new national poll finds while 63 percent of Americans say their state should allow adults to use medical marijuana, only 36 percent say children should be allowed to use it.
May 1, 2015
Heroin use rose significantly over the past 11 years, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In the past year, 681,000 Americans aged 12 and older used...
May 1, 2015
Nationwide levels of heavy drinking and binge drinking are on the rise, but there are large variations in rates of excessive alcohol use across the United States, a new study finds.
May 1, 2015
Overdoses due to opioid drug use could be reduced if more emergency medical service (EMS) workers were allowed to administer the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, a new government study concludes.

 

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