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Vermont officials report an increase in heroin use, as OxyContin abuse decreases, according to the Associated Press.


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A plan that would require applicants for welfare and unemployment benefits in Texas to be tested for drugs would hurt children, critics argue. The plan is backed by Governor Rick Perry.


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Secondhand smoke levels outside designated smoking areas in airports are five times higher than levels in airports that are smoke free, according to a new government report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says these high levels endanger the health of travelers and airport employees.


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A new study suggests a specific genetic variation may increase the risk of developing marijuana-related psychosis.


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The presidents of four Latin American countries have called for an international debate on drug legalization, following the passage of laws that legalize recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington state.


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Many teenage hookah smokers do not recognize that the practice carries serious health risks, suggests a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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Health behavior change interventions in the future will be inherently social, suggests Dr. Nathan Cobb of Legacy.


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Health insurers are unlikely to start covering the cost of medical marijuana, even as more states approve its use, The Washington Post reports. Earlier this month, Massachusetts joined 17 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes.


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A new study suggests Ecstasy may help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, according to The New York Times.


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About one in 20 teenagers have used steroids to increase their muscle mass, a new study suggests. In addition, more than one-third of boys and one-fifth of girls said they had used protein shakes or powders to increase their muscles, while between five and 10 percent used non-steroid substances to bulk up.


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