Category results for "Ethnicity"

Impairment in ’Cocaine Babies’ More Likely Driven by Environment, Study Says

Children exposed in-utero to cocaine often have lower IQs and do poorly in school and with language, but a new research review concludes that these impairments can usually be traced to the troubled environment the children of cocaine users live…

Study: Blacks Drink Less, But More Likely to Use Illicit Drugs

African-Americans are less likely to drink alcohol than other adults — and have lower rates of binge drinking — but their rate of illicit-drug use is higher, according to a new report.

Study Hints at More Drunk Driving Among Young Women

The rate of alcohol-related fatal car crashes has risen among some populations of female drivers, a worrying trend that runs counter to the decline in such crashes among young men. ScienceDaily reported Feb. 18 that an analysis of U.S. National…

Study Details Stomach, Esophagus Cancer Risk of Smoking, Drinking

A large Dutch study finds that smoking can vastly increase the risk of two types of stomach cancer and two forms of esophageal cancer, while drinking alcohol can increase the risk of one type of the latter disease, Reuters reported…

Mexican Drug Cartels Running Treatment Centers

Drug cartels in Mexico have taken over some addiction treatment programs and are using them to recruit addicts into their operations, sometimes under threat of death, the Washington Post reported Feb. 4. Many of Mexico’s treatment programs are unlicensed, making…

Neb. Alcohol Industry Opposes Beer Tax to Fund Treatment

A proposal to use beer-tax revenues to fund an alcohol detoxification program in the notorious town of Whiteclay, Neb., is being opposed by alcohol industry lobbyists.

Asian Enzyme 'Defect' Could Have Emerged as Evolutionary Advantage

The genetic mutation that causes alcohol intolerance among some East Asians may have arisen as a protection against alcoholism dating to the period when rice was first cultivated.

Enzyme Activator Could Reverse Intolerance to Alcohol

Individuals who experience flushing and other side-effects when they drink could receive treatment which activates a 'defective' enzyme that causes alcohol intolerance.

Seneca Tribe Targets Senator for Support of Cigarette Shipping Bill

The reelection bid of freshman Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is being challenged by the Seneca Nation, which may spend $250,000 to oppose her because Gillibrand backs the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act — a measure that would ban the U.S. Postal Service from delivering cigarettes.

Smoking Rates Higher Among Minority Boys Who Face Discrimination

Male adolescent members of minority groups who feel that they are victims of discrimination are more likely to engage in dangerous behaviors like smoking, according to research by Sarah Wiehe of the Indiana University School of Medicine.

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