Category results for "Ethnicity"

Health Funds Going to Right Places

Low-income and minority communities receive two-thirds of all health grants made in the U.S., suggesting that much of the money is going where it is needed most, according to a new report from The Philanthropic Collaborative.

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Programs for Native Hawaiians

The U.S. Department of Education will award a pair of grants to support school-based prevention programs aimed at Native Hawaiian youth.

College Students of Both Genders Binge Drinking More

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine found that a decline in binge drinking among males 12- to 20-years-old did not extend to females of the same age, and that both male and female college students are bingeing more….

Supreme Court Requires Lab Analysts to Testify about Drug-Test Results

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that crime-lab reports can no longer be used against defendants at trial unless the analyst who created the report testifies in court and is available for cross-examination, the New York Times reported June 26….

Attorney General Wants Cocaine Sentences Equalized

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called for an end to the gap between prison sentences for crack and powdered cocaine crimes at a recent legal discussion sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus.

Proposed Oregon Beer Tax Still Alive

With less than two weeks left in Oregon’s 2009 legislature session, Rep. Ben Cannon (D-Portland) and Sen. Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene) are proposing an updated version of the beer tax they introduced earlier this year, the Bend Bulletin reported June 18. The…

Will FDA Eventually Ban Menthol Cigarettes?

As legislation allowing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) power to regulate tobacco products clears Congress, some tobacco experts are focusing on the potential for the agency to use its new powers to ban menthol cigarettes.

Meth Group Reaches Out to Teens in Spanish

The Meth Project, which is known for using graphic images in its ads to show the consequences of methamphetamine use, is now reaching out to Spanish-speaking teens in the Western U.S. through new radio and TV ads, CNN reported June…

Meth Group Reaches Out to Teens in Spanish

The Meth Project, which is known for using graphic images in its ads to show the consequences of methamphetamine use, is now reaching out to Spanish-speaking teens in the Western U.S. through new radio and TV ads.

Delaware Medical Marijuana Bill Reaches Senate Floor

The full Delaware Senate could soon vote on a measure that would legalize medical use of marijuana in the state, the Wilmington News Journal reported June 4. With no opposition, the measure cleared a Senate committee and headed to the floor,…

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