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Sedating children with over-the-counter or prescription medications may be an under-recognized form of abuse, CNN reported July 22. Researchers who looked at data from the

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Risk of stroke more than doubles in the hour immediately after consuming alcohol, ABC News reported July 15. The finding comes from a small study

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Strict licensing and regulation of New Mexico’s medical-marijuana distribution has led to chronic shortages in supply of the drug, the Associated Press reported July 16.

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High-school students who face mandatory drug testing may be less likely to use drugs in the short term, but the protective effect doesn’t last, according

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A slight majority of California residents now opposes a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in the state, the Los Angeles Times reported July 10.

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The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population has higher rates of addiction than the general population in the U.S., but only a fraction of

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A proposal to name Raleigh, N.C.’s new outdoor performance venue the Bud Light Amphitheater has been shot down by the state’s liquor-control agency, the News

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This month’s “Cannabis Cup” in San Francisco featured the unveiling of a product sure to take the debate over e-cigarettes to a new level. Vapor Rush delivers a dose of THC from vaporized marijuana “kief,” or powdered resin. Three varieties are offered by the company, based in southern California. “Smoke your green without a lighter, smell, even weed!” the Vapor Rush website boasts.

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Addiction and mental-health advocates have joined forces to press for implementation of national healthcare reform … Midwest casinos have cut out one of gamblers’ favorite perks: free drinks … Nearly 400 U.S. colleges have implemented tobacco bans on campuses … An oral nicotine spray seems to blunt craving quicker than gums or lozenges, a study finds …

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A California physician is offering his medical-marijuana patients a liquefied version of the drug that he says won’t produce much of a buzz but does

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