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Entries for May 2010

This month's “Pinn Point on Women’s Health” podcast, hosted by Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., director of NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health, highlights prescription drug abuse in women and includes an interview with Nora Volkow, M.D.
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More than 400 marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles will have to shut their doors before a city ordinance regulating such centers takes effect.
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McAllen, Texas, a border city that has spent the last two decades reversing its economic fortunes through jobs and trade with Mexico, is now being threatened by that relationship due to a surge in violence across the border.
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The Conservative Canadian government plans to restore mandatory minimum prison sentences for small-time pot growers
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About one in four U.S. women who have had an abortion sometime in their lives reported having alcohol or other drug problems, compared to 7 percent of women who had not had abortions, according to researchers from the University of Manitoba in Canada.
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ASAP is pleased to work with Join Together and NCADD to present a series of Statewide Leadership Training Institutes in NY. Through these trainings we hope to engage new grassroots leaders who will work increase access to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services through improved policies and legislation and through enhanced funding.
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Drinking is a high-risk activity for people with diabetes, but a new study finds that moderate alcohol use could help protect some against getting the disease in the first place.
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To answer the call to help strengthen community coalitions, CADCA designed the Ambassador Program, an initiative to help increase the number of young adult coalition workforce leaders in the coalition field. The deadline for applications is May 29.
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The latest research will do nothing to diminish the Irish reputation for heavy drinking: a survey from the European Commission finds that Ireland has a binge-drinking rate three times higher than the rest of the European Union.
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The 13-member Washington, D.C., Council voted unanimously to approve a measure to allow doctors to recommend marijuana for treating certain chronic conditions.
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