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Alcohol Use Hinders In-Vitro Fertilization, Study Finds

The odds of achieving a live birth through in-virto fertilization (IVF) fell by 26 percent if either sex partner consumed four or more alcoholic drinks weekly, according to a new study. Time magazine reported Oct. 27 that a study of …

U.K. Drug Czar Fired for Saying Illegal Drugs Less Harmful Than Alcohol, Cigarettes

U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has fired the nation’s ’drug czar’ after David Nutt said that LSD and ecstasy are less dangerous drugs than alcohol or tobacco, the Daily Mail reported Oct. 31. The decision was subjected to withering criticism …

Study Shows How Alcohol Can Spread Cancer

Researchers from Rush University Medical Center may have discovered how alcohol transforms regular cancer cells into a more aggressive form of the disease that can spread to other areas of the body. Researchers added alcohol to colon and breast cancer …

Smoking May Hinder Arthritis Treatment

Several recent studies have found that smoking cigarettes may trigger rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or hinder the treatment of RA, and can lead to negative effects in patients with other rheumatic diseases, Arthritis Today reported Oct. 17. In one study, researchers …

Cut Drunk Driving Standard to .05 Percent, MADD Canada Says

Quebec should cut its legal blood-alcohol limit to .05 percent as recommended by the province’s transport minister in 2007, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada says. The London Free Press reported Oct. 27 that MADD Canada spokesperson Marie-Claude Morin said …

Juvenile Drug Courts Get $2.4 Million from SAMHSA

Grants totaling $2.4 million have been awarded to a trio of programs that will use the money to expand the addiction treatment capacity of juvenile drug courts, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) said. The grants program, administered …

Federal Government Pushes Development of Addiction Vaccines

The federal government wants to leverage interest and investment in vaccine development to get pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs that could “inoculate” people against addiction to cocaine, nicotine, and other substances, Reuters reported Oct. 20. “There is an enormous amount …

States Adjust to Leading Role in Medical Marijuana Enforcement

States with medical-marijuana laws on the books are taking a harder look at their statutes now that the Obama administration has announced that legitimate medical users and suppliers won’t be prosecuted under federal law, the New York Times reported Oct. …

Anchorage Forces Treatment on Some Homeless Alcoholics

The city of Anchorage, Alaska is involuntarily checking homeless people into rehab in the wake of more than a dozen deaths due to drinking, exposure and other causes, the New York Times reported Oct. 25. The city Community Service Patrol …

Random Roadside Breath Tests Considered in Canada

Officials in Canada are considering changing the law to allow police to conduct random roadside Breathalyzer tests for drunk driving, rather than only for-cause tests, the Montreal Gazette reported Oct. 24. A number of other countries — but not the …