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June 25, 2015
Most edible marijuana products incorrectly list their levels of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient, a new study finds. The study analyzed 75 edible marijuana products sold in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles,...
June 25, 2015
A review of 80 studies of medical marijuana concludes it may be useful for treating certain conditions, but the evidence is weak in supporting the drug’s use for many others. The researchers said any benefits of medical...
June 19, 2015
A new study finds about half of U.S. adult deaths from 12 cancers, including lung, colon and pancreatic cancer, are caused by smoking. About 346,000 Americans age 35 and older died from 12 cancers in 2011, according to...
June 19, 2015
Marijuana “dabbing,” a potentially dangerous way of using the drug, is increasingly popular, a new study finds. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), dabbing is a method used to convert marijuana into...
June 19, 2015
The town of Needham, Massachusetts has found raising the tobacco sales age to 21 has significantly reduced the teen smoking rate, according to The New York Times.
June 19, 2015
A new study finds the number of drug overdose deaths rose in 26 states between 2009 and 2013. Overdose deaths decreased in only six states, Reuters reports.
June 8, 2015
Australian researchers have released the first-ever report on worldwide addiction statistics. They found about 240 million people around the world are dependent on alcohol, more than a billion people smoke, and about 15...
June 8, 2015
Taking certain prescription drugs, including opioids and anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines, appears to be linked with an increased risk of committing homicide, a new study suggests.
June 8, 2015
A new study finds 14 percent of American adults currently have an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Many have never been treated, Time reports. Thirty percent of those interviewed said they had an alcohol-related problem at...
May 29, 2015
The rate of cigarette smoking declined significantly in about half of states between 2011 and 2013, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There was relatively little change...

 

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