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Entries for June 2012

Smoking and excessive drinking are unlikely to harm a man’s sperm, a new study suggests.


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The prescription drug monitoring database in Massachusetts, which has been in operation for two years, appears to have helped stem “doctor shopping,” according to state health officials.


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A bill that would make New York the first state to ban the sale of e-cigarettes appears unlikely to pass, the Associated Press reports.


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A new study finds college students who use prescription drugs for non-medical purposes are at increased risk of depression and thoughts of suicide.


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The Justice Department is using a civil statute, aimed at seizing the assets of drug trafficking organizations, against medical marijuana dispensaries in California, Reuters reports. By using the law, the department is avoiding expensive and potentially embarrassing criminal prosecutions.


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Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables may help smokers quit, a new study suggests.


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A landlord in California has announced that residents of almost 2,000 rented apartments will no longer be allowed to smoke in their homes. Until now, few property owners have employed the state’s new law, allowing landlords to ban smoking in rented apartments.


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Many people struggling with alcohol dependence who could benefit from medication are not receiving it, according to an expert who spoke at the recent American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.


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Quitting smoking is beneficial, even for smokers ages 60 and older, a new study suggests.


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A new study concludes teenagers and young adults with mental health disorders are more likely to be prescribed opioids for chronic pain, and more likely to become long-term opioid users, compared with their peers who don’t have a mental health disorder.


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