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Entries for December 2010

The latest 10-year plan for improving the nation's health suggests that the U.S. smoking rate can decline from 21 percent to 12 percent through more workplace smoking bans and more insurance coverage of smoking cessation treatments.
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Fueled largely by an increase in distilled spirits advertising on cable television, the growth rate in youths' exposure to televised alcohol ads is outpacing that for adults, according to a news release from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY).
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New research suggests lowering the drinking agewould have no effect on on-campus bingeing.
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Babies born to opioid-dependent women treated with burprenorphine during pregnancy had significantly fewer withdrawal symptoms than those born to women treated with methadone.
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wants states to make drivers caught with high blood alcohol concentrations or repeat drunk driving offenses a high priority.
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More than 60 percent of Americans with drinking problems do not seek help due to the stigma of alcoholism.
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New Jersey governor Chris Christie reached a compromise with medical marijuana supporters, paving the way for sales of marijuana to the state's 'seriously ill' patients by next summer.
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One in three drivers killed on the road in 2009 had drugs in their system, according to new research from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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Airports and airlines are making alcohol increasingly available, raising concerns about more drunk travelers.
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Twice as many young people are receiving prescriptions for controlled substances than had been 15 years ago.
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