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Entries for February 2012

Middle school students who take part in a greater number of sports are less likely to smoke than those who participate in fewer, a new study suggests. The researchers also found middle schoolers’ decision about whether to smoke is influenced by whether their teammates do so.


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Researchers at the University of Massachusetts are developing a multimedia device called “iHeal” that aims to detect drug cravings and intervene to prevent drug use.


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The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced a new program to educate teens and young adults about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.


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Almost half of all admissions for substance abuse treatment that involve college students are primarily related to alcohol, according to a new government report.


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The rate of drinking among residents in assisted living facilities is high, a new study suggests.


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Adult smokers are twice as likely as former smokers, and four times as likely as people who never smoked, to have poor oral health, HealthDay reports.


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A federal judge has granted CVS a temporary restraining order, which will allow the company to continue to sell controlled prescription drugs at two pharmacies in Florida. The Drug Enforcement Administration raided the pharmacies last weekend and suspended their licenses to dispense controlled substances.


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With the 2012 election season heating up, recovery community organizations and allies are mobilizing their members and local residents to exercise our civic rights and responsibilities.


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Middle-aged male smokers experience a faster decline in brain function compared with men who never smoked, a new study finds. Decline in brain function among men who quit 10 years ago is similar to that seen in men who never smoked.


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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear put his support this week behind several bills designed to fight prescription drug abuse. “If there ever was a Kentucky issue, this is it,” he said at a news conference on Monday.


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