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December 17, 2012

Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes

Source: MedicineNet @ 01:00
Title: Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes
Category: Health News
Created: 12/14/2012 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2012 12:00:00 AM

December 10, 2012

Teen Dating Violence Linked to Substance Abuse, Depression

Source: MedicineNet @ 01:00
Title: Teen Dating Violence Linked to Substance Abuse, Depression
Category: Health News
Created: 12/10/2012 11:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/10/2012 12:00:00 AM

November 27, 2012

1 in 4 in U.S. Starts Drinking Before Turning 21: Report

Source: MedicineNet @ 01:00
Title: 1 in 4 in U.S. Starts Drinking Before Turning 21: Report
Category: Health News
Created: 11/26/2012 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 11/27/2012 12:00:00 AM

November 20, 2012

Holiday Hangovers

Source: MedicineNet @ 01:00
Title: Holiday Hangovers
Category: eMedicineHealth Doctor's Perspective
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/20/2012 12:00:00 AM

March 12, 2009

Teen substance abuse programs found lacking (Reuters)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 13:48
Reuters - Few substance abuse programs in the U.S. offer high-quality treatment designed specifically for adolescents, a new study finds.

Call for chocolate tax sparks debate in Britain (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 07:30
AFP - Chocolate should be taxed like alcohol and tobacco, to help rein in a growing obesity problem, a British medical conference was told Thursday.

March 11, 2009

Wal-Mart to enter medical records digitization market (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 13:24
AFP - US retail titan Wal-Mart is poised to enter the medical data market with the launch of a package that would help small doctor's practices to digitize their medical records, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

March 10, 2009

Asian countries should curb tobacco ads: experts (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 10:36
AFP - Asian countries need to do more to outlaw tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, as cigarette firms look to the region for lucrative new markets, health professionals were told Tuesday.

Malaria treatment ineffective for prion diseases: study (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 10:23
AFP - Quinacrine, an oral drug used against malaria, has proven ineffective against prion disease, a deadly degenerative disorder of the brain, a study published by the journal The Lancet Neurology said Tuesday.

Australia overturns abortion aid ban (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 10:20
AFP - Australia on Tuesday lifted a controversial ban on using overseas aid to fund family planning programmes offering abortions, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith announced.

Asian women migrants vulnerable to HIV: report (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 08:40
AFP - Women migrants from Asia are finding themselves "highly vulnerable" to HIV infections amid the global financial crisis, a United Nations study said Tuesday.

March 6, 2009

Drinking May Trigger Genetic Marker for Depression (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 18:03
HealthDay - FRIDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol abuse may increase the risk of depression, instead of the other way around, a New Zealand study suggests.

March 5, 2009

Older Adults Get Drunk Faster Than Younger Drinkers (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 22:47
HealthDay - THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- If you're over 50, and your friends have noted that you can't handle that third glass of wine as well as you used to, a new study confirms it's not their imagination.

Obama: Every voice must be heard on health reform (AP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 17:39
AP - President Barack Obama pumped health care allies and skeptics alike for ways to overhaul the nation's costly and frustrating system Thursday and heard only applause and agreement when he told them there's "a clear consensus that the need for health care reform is here and now."

March 4, 2009

Services sector shrank in Feb., 5th straight month (AP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 13:52
AP - A private measure of the services sector shrank in February for the fifth straight month as layoffs mounted, the recession deepened and the outlook for any recovery this year grew darker.

Media Images of Alcohol Can Drive You to Drink (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 11:02
HealthDay - WEDNESDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Young men who watched the movie American Pie with accompanying commercials for alcohol were more apt to grab a beer or glass of wine from the refrigerator, compared to those who watched a movie without the drinking prompts.

Motorcycles help keep you young: software expert (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 05:06
AFP - Riding motorcycles helps keep drivers young by invigorating their brains, the scientist behind popular "Brain Training" computer software said Wednesday, citing a new scientific study.

March 3, 2009

1.6 million die of pneumonia annually: studies (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 15:00
AFP - About 1.6 million people across the globe die annually of pneumonia, half of them children under the age of five, according to two new studies released Tuesday.

March 2, 2009

Alcohol-Branded Apparel Linked to Adolescent Drinking (HealthDay)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 22:49
HealthDay - MONDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- All those T-shirts, hats and other items promoting alcoholic beverages that young people wear may be more than just a fashion statement.

Flu strain proves resistant to medication: report (AFP)

Source: Yahoo! Health @ 18:25
AFP - A virulent strain of influenza sowing misery across the United States is proving resistant to what had been until recently the most effective anti-viral drugs, according to a study released Monday.


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