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Modest Alcohol Consumption Can be Dangerous for Those with Hepatitis C

Even moderate amounts of alcohol can be dangerous for people with hepatitis C, according to a new study.

Middle School Dating Linked to Increased Substance Use in New Study

Middle school students who date report using twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana, compared with their classmates without romantic relationships, a new study finds.

Smokers Easily Identify “Light” Cigarettes Despite Federal Ban: Study

Smokers can easily identify “light” and “mild” cigarettes, despite a federal law banning those words, because tobacco companies have substituted color names for those terms, a new study concludes.

Quitting Smoking Reduces Risk of Heart Disease Even in Those Who Gain Weight

Quitting smoking reduces the risk of heart disease, even in smokers who gain weight after they quit, a new study finds.

Enrolling in College Does Not Lead to Later Substance Abuse Problems, Study Suggests

Enrolling in college does not lead to substance abuse problems later in life, despite high levels of binge drinking on campuses, a new study suggests.

Combination of Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder Raises Risk of Being Murdered

A new study finds people with mental illness who also have a substance use disorder are nine times more likely than the general population to be murdered. Overall, people with mental illness were almost five times as likely to be a murder victim, compared with those with no psychiatric diagnosis.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Risk for Addiction: Study

Mild traumatic brain injury may be linked to an increased risk of addiction, a study of military personnel suggests.

Positive Results for Pre-Employment Drug Testing Rose 5.7% in First Half of 2012

Positive pre-employment urine drug screening in the United States rose 5.7 percent in the first half of 2012, compared with all of 2011, according to a survey by Quest Diagnostics, a medical lab research company.

Drug Testing of Middle-School Students May Help Prevent Substance Abuse: Study

Random drug testing of middle-school students may help prevent substance abuse, a six-year study of New Jersey students suggests.

Women Who Start Smoking Early Have Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Women who start smoking early in life are at increased risk of breast cancer, a new study concludes. Previous studies on smoking and breast cancer have produced conflicting results, HealthDay reports.

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