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Smoking and Excessive Drinking Unlikely to Damage Sperm, Study Concludes

Smoking and excessive drinking are unlikely to harm a man’s sperm, a new study suggests.

Family Dinners May Not Have Big Effect on Teens’ Substance Abuse Risk, Study Suggests

Family dinners, long considered to be a way to reduce the odds of teen substance abuse, may not be as effective as previously thought, a new study suggests.

Some Children in Michigan Use Medical Marijuana

In Michigan, 44 residents younger than 18 have a medical marijuana card, according to the Detroit Free Press.

22 Percent of White Women Have Smoked Cigarettes During Pregnancy

A new government study finds 22 percent of white women have smoked cigarettes during their pregnancy, ABC News reports. In contrast, 14 percent of black women, and 6.5 percent of Hispanic women, have done so.

Parents Greatly Underestimate Children’s Secondhand Smoke Exposure

A new study finds parents greatly underestimate their children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. While 13 percent of parents said their children were recently exposed to cigarette smoke, blood tests showed the rate was 55 percent.

Parents of Teens’ Friends Can Influence Substance Use

The parents of teenagers’ friends can have as much effect on teens’ decisions about substance use as their own parents, a new study suggests.

Baby is Born Every Hour in the United States With Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

Every hour, a baby is born in the United States with symptoms of opioid withdrawal, according to a study in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association.

Smoking in Pregnancy Could be Linked to Increased Risk of High-Functioning Autism

A new study suggests women who smoke during pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with high-functioning autism. The research did not find a conclusive link between a woman’s smoking and her child’s autism, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Teens End Up In Emergency Room After Drinking Hand Sanitizer

After six teenagers suffered alcohol poisoning from drinking hand sanitizer in California, public health officials are warning parents to look out for signs of abuse.

Value of Mock Car Crashes in Preventing Teen Drunk Driving Debated

Mock car crashes are a popular way of illustrating the dangers of drinking and distracted driving to teens during prom and graduation season. But in Palm Beach in southern Florida, there is disagreement about how effective these events really are.

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