Teen Dating Violence Could Be A Predictor For Adult Health Problems

New study examines teen dating violence The results of a new study were published on-line December 10, 2012, in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Longitudinal Associations Between Teen Dating Violence Victimization and Adverse Health Outcomes. This research was conducted by Deinera Exner-Cortens, MPH, John Eckenrode, PhD, and Emily Rothman, ScD. Both...
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Nancy Pelosi Criticized the Obama Administration

As we approach election time the federal government has begun taking a strong stance on medical marijuana. However, not every government official is on board with this; like House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who criticized the Obama Administration’s stance against medical marijuana suppliers in California this week. She believes the government is putting patients in...
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Drugs and Lower Academic Achievement

As more and more studies are conducted regarding the effects of drugs and alcohol on the human fetus, the more we are able to understand what an exposed individual will experience as they grow up. It has long been understood that when pregnant women consume alcohol they put their baby at great risk of defects,...
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More Teens Driving High

High grade marijuana is being produced in this country more than ever; this has caused a rise in people driving under the influence. Naturally, a large percentage of the individuals driving under the influence of marijuana are teenagers. A new study found that nearly one in five (19 percent) of teens, claim they have driven...
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Marijuana Driving Dangers

As more and more states across the country adopt medical marijuana programs we have to wonder what the impact of more people using marijuana than ever will have on communities. Naturally, as more people take marijuana on a daily basis the more likely they are to drive under the influence of the drug. A new...
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New Marijuana Prescription Drug

The subject of marijuana is a hot button item in the United States. The drug is federally illegal, but 16 states including the District of Colombia allow it to be used for medicinal purposes. There are a number of people who claim that marijuana has no medicinal value despite the fact that there have been...
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Marijuana Petition Rejected

This week, The White House rejected a petition with 75,000 signatures asking for marijuana to be legalized and regulated in the same way alcohol is regulated. Known as the “We the People” project, The White House promises to respond quickly to any petition if it receives enough signatures. According to the “We the People” website,...
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National Drug Survey 2011

The new national drug survey, sponsored by SAMHSA, was just released with some startling facts worth noting. Fortunately, methamphetamine use has been steadily declining thanks to the efforts of law enforcement and organizations whose missions are to educate people about the dangers of the drug. The same cannot be said about marijuana, as more states...
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