Category results for "Young Adults"

Heroin Returns to Iowa

Authorities in Iowa say heroin is making a comeback in the state. The Associated Press reports people have switched to heroin from OxyContin, which is now difficult to obtain.

Major Increase Seen in Emergency Room Visits Involving Energy Drinks

The number of emergency room visits related to energy drinks jumped from 2005 to 2009, according to a new government report.

Rise in Prescription Stimulant Abuse Concerns College Administrators

College administrators say they are concerned about an increase in prescription stimulant abuse among students, The Washington Post reports.

Rappers Take Alcohol Endorsements to a New Level

Rappers are increasingly promoting alcoholic drinks in which they have financial stakes, according to the Los Angeles Times.

35 Attorneys General Ask FTC to Limit Amount of Alcohol in Single-Serving Can

Attorneys General in 35 states and the San Francisco City Attorney have asked the Federal Trade Commission to limit the amount of alcohol sold in a single-serving can. The move is aimed at reducing the amount of alcohol in Four Loko, the Des Moines Register reports.

Lower Legal Drinking Age Linked to Higher Risk for Homicide, Suicide in Women

Women who became adults when 18 was the legal drinking age in the United States are at higher long-term risk for homicide and suicide, than women who grew up after the legal drinking age became 21, a new study finds.

Judge Extends Temporary Restraining Order on Missouri College Drug Testing Program

A judge has extended a ban on a mandatory drug-testing program for students at a technical college in Missouri until at least February.

Teen Girls With Family History of Breast Cancer Should Avoid Alcohol, Study Suggests

A new study suggests that teenage girls and young women with a family history of breast cancer should steer clear of alcohol. The study found those who had a drink a day on average were more than twice as likely as those who didn’t drink to develop benign breast disease, a risk factor for breast cancer.

Children With High IQ More Likely to Use Drugs as Adults

Children with high IQs are more likely to use drugs when they become adults, compared with children who score lower on intelligence tests, a new study indicates.

Commentary: Marijuana Use and Adolescents: What Clinicians Need to Know

As marijuana use among teenagers increases and its perceived danger among this age group decreases, clinicians need to know the latest science about the harmful effects of the drug on the adolescent brain, according to a researcher at the University of Colorado, Denver.

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