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Entries for June 2012

North Carolina legislators are considering allowing liquor stores to open on Labor Day, when an estimated 35,000 people will be in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention.


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The increase in prescription drug abuse is fueling a rise in heroin addiction, NBC News reports. A growing number of young people who start abusing expensive prescription drugs are switching to heroin, which is cheaper and easier to buy.


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Alcohol consumption can lead to increased social stress and poor grades in teens, a new study shows.


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A bill passed by the New York Senate would prohibit welfare recipients from spending their benefits on alcohol and cigarettes. The bill, which passed 56-3, also bans spending of benefits on gambling and strip clubs.


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A growing number of Floridians in their 50s are entering publicly funded substance abuse treatment programs, according to a new report.


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According to Legacy President and CEO Dr. Cheryl Heaton, lung cancer -- the No. 1 cancer killer in our nation for men and women alike -- carries a lot of baggage beyond what is often a devastating diagnosis for the patient and their loved ones.


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Pharmacist groups and drug chains have successfully lobbied against stricter controls on prescription painkillers, The New York Times reports. The proposed controls would have applied to hydrocodone products.


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Use of drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children jumped 46 percent from 2002 to 2010, according to a new report in the journal Pediatrics.


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Smokers are more likely to recall information from graphic cigarette warning labels than text-only warnings, a new study finds.


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Two types of state laws can help reduce the risk of teens’ drinking and driving, a new study suggests.


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