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  • Substance Use among Young Tourists Contributing to Rise in Violence

    For years, industry experts have questioned the relationship between drugs and alcohol and violence. Some suggest that one leads to the other, while opponents argue that drugs merely highlight those attributes an individual already has. A recent Science Daily report examines a new study that shows that high levels of drug and alcohol consumption are […]

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  • High School Students in New Jersey Being Held Accountable for Summer Drinking

    Students returning to public schools in Morris County, New Jersey, are being held accountable for their behavior over the summer. County school districts are increasingly putting students—especially athletes—on notice that their actions outside of school, even during the summer, can result in consequences. The Daily Record reports that last September, some Roxbury High School students […]

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  • Drug Use, Alcohol, Tobacco Among Factors Related to Sexual Dysfunction

    Results of a study are shedding new light on the reasons some men suffer sexual dysfunction. Poor diet and an unhealthy lifestyle may have a more significant impact on men’s sexual function than previously thought. With study results published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, a recent Digital Journal article addresses the possible causes for […]

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  • No Level of Alcohol Consumption Safe During Pregnancy

    The message for alcohol and pregnancy is clear: no amount is safe, when it comes to protecting the health of the mother and the unborn child. In the U.S., statistics indicate that one out of every eight expectant mothers uses alcohol, and one out of every 30 will participate in a binge drinking episode during […]

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  • Methamphetamine and Pregnancy

    In Hawaii, at least 50 percent of methamphetamine abusers and addicts are women. It’s believed that the drug’s side effects, which include reduced hunger and weight loss, helps explain why so many women abuse the drug. Most women who use methamphetamine are in their child-bearing years, which can result in meth-affected pregnancies. Using methamphetamine during […]

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  • An Old Drug Revived

    An old drug deemed as the “miracle drug” for weight loss was taken out of circulation a few years ago, but researchers have found that an altered form may be their best bet to reviving the pill. According to a recent article with details of a recent study, scientists have found a modification to the drug, Rimonabant […]

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  • Arkansas Attorney Arrested on Methamphetamine Charges

    An attorney from Berryville, Arkansas, was arrested Friday night on multiple drug charges after she allegedly sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant. Cindy Baker, 36, is facing several felony counts, including delivery of a controlled substance (meth) and possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance near certain […]

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  • Meth and the Middle Class

    Methamphetamine, or “meth” as it’s popularly known as, is a popular drug and a fast growing drug threat in America Meth addiction first came to light as a problem that affected the vagrant, rural and underprivileged sections of the population in the western parts of the country. Over the last few years it has spread […]

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  • UK Installing Methadone Vending Machines in Prisons

    The UK government is spending 4 million pounds on a program to install methadone “vending machines” in prisons to help drug-addicted offenders wean off of heroin. An article in the Telegraph UK writes the machines allow prisoners to receive a personalized dose of methadone automatically by giving a fingerprint or iris scan. Phil Hope, a […]

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  • Bipolar Disorder Linked With Pre-term Birth

    There are many factors that can lead to a birth occurring before the pregnancy has reached term at 37 weeks. Common causes are dehydration or smoking by the mother. Complications associated with pre-term labor can be low birth weight and problems with the baby’s organs, which may not be completely formed before 37 weeks. Studies […]

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