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Entries for August 2010

California passed new legislation that holds adults legally accountable if they permit minors to drink in their homes.
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Expanding on the success of its online Drug Facts Chat Day, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announced it is launching National Drug Facts Week, a new national awareness week designed to bring together teens and scientific experts to discuss the facts about drug abuse.
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An herb-and-chemical compound sold legally in the U.S. as incense is sending many of those who smoke it for its marijuana-like high to the hospital.
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American students are essentially split over the question of whether their school is 'drug free,' but students still cite drugs as a major problem facing people their age, according to a new survey of 12- to 17-year-olds from the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.
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Women who drink five or more regular beers a week could nearly double their risk for psoriasis, a new study finds.
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Women who drink five or more regular beers a week could nearly double their risk for psoriasis, a new study finds.
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Massachusetts health officials approved a plan on Aug. 11 that will allow doctors and pharmacists to track narcotics prescriptions online -- a major step toward reducing “doctor shopping” in patients addicted to prescription drugs, officials said.
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Young adults who misuse amphetamines have a three-fold risk for tears in the aorta -- the body's largest artery -- compared with nonusers.
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Exposure to alcohol ads in magazines among youth fell 48 percent between 2001 and 2008, according to a new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY).
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The majority of US emergency-room (ER) visits for underage drinking are made by males, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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