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Childhood Sleep Problems May Presage Adult Addiction

Children who have trouble sleeping may be at increased risk of alcohol and other drug problems when they reach young adulthood, according to researcher Marie M. Wong of Idaho State University. Science Daily reported April 7 that Wong and colleagues …

Genes May Help Explain Why Nonsmokers Get Lung Cancer

About 30 percent of nonsmokers who develop lung cancer have an unusual variant of a gene called GPC5 that may make them more vulnerable to the disease, according to researchers. The Owens Sound Times reported March 22 that about one …

Calif. Ads Feature Cop Arguing for Legalization

The first TV ad released in support of a marijuana legalization question that recently qualified for the California ballot features testimony from a former police officer, the Los Angeles Times reported March 29. In the ad, Jeffrey Studdard, a former …

Smoking Could Soon Be Illegal in Calif. Parks, at Beaches

California lawmakers have approved extending bans on smoking in public to state parks and beaches, motivated less by health concerns than a desire to cut down on litter. The Christian Science Monitor reported March 23 that lawmaker Sen. Jenny Oropeza …

Large Study Affirms Heart Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking

A new study of about 250,000 Americans gave new support to the claim that moderate alcohol consumption benefits coronary health, but this study and a new research review both conclude that heavier drinking confers no health benefits, Reuters reported March …

No Constitutional Right to Smoke, Kansas Court Rules

Smoking is not a fundamental right, the Kansas Supreme Court said in upholding the state’s indoor-smoking ban, the Kansan reported March 6. The court rejected a challenge to the law filed by an American Legion post and a Veterans of …

’Hackademy Awards’ Announced: ’Nine’ Called Smokiest Movie of Year

The star-powered (but ill-fated) musical ’Nine’ got a thumbs-down as the year’s smokiest movie as part of the annual Hackademy Awards, named each year by Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails. “Direction of the star-studded PG-13 musical soared far above the …

Tobacco Companies Change Cigarette Packaging — Barely — to Comply with Law

The packaging is almost exactly the same, but Philip Morris’ Marlboro Lights brand is no more: with terms like “light” and “mild” now banned by law from tobacco marketing, the cigarettes are now being called “Marlboro Gold.” The New York …

Nominations Sought for Leading Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare Services

Washington, D.C. — Behavioral healthcare organizations who are leading the way with innovative approaches to management and process improvement have an opportunity to be recognized as leading innovators with the first ever iAward. Sponsored by Washington, D.C.-based State Associations of …

Parity Bill Approved by Wisconsin Senate

A bill that would require insurers to cover addiction and mental health services on par with other health conditions has been approved by the Wisconsin Senate, the Wisconsin Radio Network reported Jan. 29. The measure passed 19-13 and moved to …