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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

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All pregnant women should be tested for carbon-monoxide levels as part of their pre-natal evaluation, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

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At least 2.7 percent of Afghanistan’s adult population is addicted to heroin or opium, according to a study by the United Nations Office on Drugs

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It’s easy to blame doctors for overdoses, but even toxicologists have a hard time determining when a particular drug causes death … Proving that even dumb ideas can be evergreen, Sen. Orrin Hatch is calling for drug testing of welfare recipients … Drug traffickers are using Indian lands on both U.S. borders to smuggle drugs … Secondhand smoke contaminates entire housing complexes, researchers say …

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A former commissioner of the FDA urged the agency to use its new tobacco-regulation powers to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes to a sub-addicting level,

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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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Restrictions on cigarette branding and new labeling requirements go into effect June 22 — part of the new federal Tobacco Control Act — HealthDay News reported

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The excesses of the Baby Boomer generation are starting to show up at the door of U.S. treatment programs, which saw admissions of patients ages

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Free cocktails are fast becoming a thing of the past at gambling casinos across the Midwest, the Associated Press reported June 15.  A new law

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Medical-marijuana cards are carried by 1.25 percent of the general population in Montana but about 9 percent of parolees in the state, the Helena Air

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