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Entries for January 2013

Emergency room visits involving attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs more than doubled from 2005 to 2010, according to a new government report. The number of visits involving ADHD medications that were used non-medically almost tripled during this period.


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This fall, seven of the eight Ivy League universities introduced new alcohol policies in an effort to combat high-risk drinking, the Yale Daily News reports.


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Smokers lose at least 10 years of life expectancy, compared with those who have never smoked, according to study published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.


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High school programs that teach teens to better manage their personality traits can help reduce and postpone problem drinking, a new study suggests.


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The U.S. Navy will begin conducting random blood-alcohol tests on sailors in the United States in February, the Associated Press reports.


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Missouri’s drug courts have more than 12,000 graduates who have successfully completed treatment court programs, according to the state’s top judge. "Missouri has become a national leader in drug courts," Chief Justice Richard Teitleman said in an address to the state legislature this week.


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A U.S. Appeals Court this week refused to overrule the Drug Enforcement Administration’s classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical uses, the Los Angeles Times reports.


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A proposal by the Drug Enforcement Administration to more tightly control prescriptions of drugs containing hydrocodone is prompting debate among doctors, according to NPR.


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Almost half of Americans surveyed say they would support government regulation of nicotine levels in cigarettes, HealthDay reports.


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Drinking alcohol may help a person fall asleep, and increase deep sleep during the first half of the night, but can disrupt sleep during the second half, a new study finds.


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