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Entries for September 2011

Smokers have a more difficult time remembering everyday tasks than people who have quit smoking or those who have never smoked, a new study suggests.


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Government researchers report a dramatic jump in the number of hospitalizations for overdoses caused by drugs and alcohol among 18- to 24-year-olds.


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New guidelines set to go into effect next week restrict access to alcohol companies’ official brand pages on Facebook and other networking sites, to adults of legal drinking age.


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Representatives from countries around the world pledged to tackle preventable causes of disease including smoking and excessive drinking, at the United Nations Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases this week in New York.


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A new “911 Good Samaritan Law” took effect in New York State on September 18. The law encourages people to call 911 if they experience or see a drug or alcohol overdose, without fear of being charged with possessing small amounts of drugs.


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Dr. LaKeesha N. Woods, Senior Associate, Community Science, shares how a new prevention program educates parents and other caregivers to be better able to communicate with their teens on drug and alcohol issues.


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Doctors in Arizona say they are concerned there will be a spike in sales of “bath salts” this month, as stores try to unload the synthetic drugs at cut-rate prices before a Drug Enforcement Administration ban takes effect next month.


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A needle exchange program in Fresno, California, is continuing to run after county supervisors decided not to legalize the operation.


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A Florida state senator has filed legislation that would repeal a new state law requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test.


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Researchers in California, using a mouse model, have found three new formulations that could be used in a vaccine to treat addiction to methamphetamine.


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