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Entries for July 2012

Smokers with a vitamin D deficiency experience a faster decline in lung function than those who have normal vitamin D levels, a new study finds. The researchers said increasing vitamin D levels will not prevent smoking-related health problems such as cancer, heart disease or stroke.


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Over 96% of websites claiming to sell prescription medications are out of compliance with U.S. pharmacy laws and practice standards. It is vital to know who you are buying from before making that purchase explains Marjorie Clifton, Executive Director of the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies.


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Almost 8 percent of pregnant women report alcohol use, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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A new study finds a growing number of workers who get hurt on the job are getting their medication directly from their physicians, instead of pharmacies, which is driving up costs.


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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday signed a measure that requires treatment for low-level drug offenders who otherwise would go to prison, according to The Star-Ledger.


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Current smokers are several times more likely than nonsmokers to try using e-cigarettes, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health.


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A bill to be introduced Thursday in the U.S. House would require most painkillers to have safeguards to prevent abuse, The Wall Street Journal reports.


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Adults 65 and older who binge drink at least twice a month are two-and-a-half times more likely to suffer cognitive and memory declines, compared with seniors who don’t binge drink, according to research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.


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Almost one-quarter of college women try hookah smoking during their freshman year, a new study finds.


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An estimated $14 million collected through Maryland’s alcohol tax will be used to expand community-based, long-term care for the elderly and those with disabilities, according to the Associated Press.


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