Tag Archives: Brain

Being a Strict Parent Doesn’t Protect Against Youth Drinking, Study Says

Parents who insist on accountability from their kids but lack warmth in their relationships  may be setting themselves up for alcohol-related heartache as they raise their children, the Los Angeles Times reported June 24. Not surprisingly, kids who viewed their …

New Resource Guide for Recovery Groups

Faces and Voices of Recovery has published a new guide to "mutual-aid" resources that can help support addiction-recovery organizations. "This one-stop resource is for people in or seeking recovery from addiction, their families and friends and for addiction treatment service providers and other allied service professionals," according to the group. …

Beer Back on the Shelves at Walgreen

Looking for a boost in sales and market share, the Walgreen chain of drug stores has ended a 15-year ban on sales of beer and wine — a segment of business that once netted the company 10 percent of its …

Industry Dodges $250 Million in Taxes on Loose Tobacco

Rebranding loose cigarette tobacco as pipe tobacco allowed manufacturers to avoid an estimated $250 million in federal taxes last year, the Associated Press reported June 5. A loophole in the children’s health insurance bill passed last year allowed tobacco companies …

Medical Marijuana Question Will Appear on Arizona Ballot

A measure that would ask Arizona voters to legalize medical use of marijuana this week become the first initiative to qualify for the November 2010 ballot, the Arizona Republic reported June 2. The Arizona Secretary of State’s office validated the …

VA Says Docs Can’t Prescribe Medical Marijuana

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors are forbidden from recommending medical marijuana for patients even in states that allow medical use of the drug, NPR reported May 19. Some evidence suggests that marijuana can relieve the symptoms of Post Traumatic …

France Struggles to Cope with Youth Binge Drinking

The alcohol-related death of a young attendee at a viral public-drinking party has left France to confront its growing problem with binge drinking, the Guardian reported May 14. A 21-year-old attending a “giant aperitif” party in Nantes fell off a …

New Study on Oral Cancer Features Tobacco Carcinogen

Lab mice developed mutations in their oral tissue and tumors after having the tobacco carcinogen dibenzo(a,l)pyrene injected in their mouths, according to a study that researchers say is an improvement upon previous research that used synthetic carcinogens. UPI reported May …

Supreme Court Nominee’s Background Includes Work on Tobacco Regulation

Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, has a track record that includes working on such contentious issues as tobacco regulation, abortion and gun control as a domestic-policy staffer in the Clinton White …

14th Annual PRISM Awards Winners

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosie O’Donnell, Tony Shalhoub, Hector Elizondo, Timothy Hutton and Kevin McKidd received PRISM Awards for individual performances in film and television at the 14th Annual PRISM Awards ceremony. The PRISM Awards, which is produced …