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3 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Medford art program helps at-risk youths

About 250 works of art - some digital, some recycled, some graffiti and some unfinished - hang on the walls of the Life Track Art Gallery and Youth Center in downtown Medford, while another 120 pieces are tucked away in closets, drawers and wooden trunks just waiting to be displayed.


Related Topix: Medford, OR, Health, Depression, Jackson County, OR, Entertainment

6 hrs ago | WHMI-FM Howell

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An online survey is trying to gauge the effectiveness of local campaigns against teen drug abuse and underage drinking.


Related Topix: Health

10 hrs ago | Express India

New laser-based tool maps how drug abuse affects brain

Summary Scientists have developed a laser-based imaging tool to map how drug abuse disrupts blood flow to the brain.


Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer

14 hrs ago | Londonderry Today

Crisis and detox centres now vital

The campaign for a detox unit in Londonderry stepped up a gear on Thursday night at a meeting at which a harrowing video was played of a university student, inert, in a high-dependency bed for a year-and-a-half before dying from septicemia.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Londonderry County, Northern Ireland, Health, Pain, Medicine

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Sunday benefit concert brings awareness to suicide prevention

Contact Helpline and the Mississippi Modern Homestead join Sunday to bring awareness to suicide prevention with a benefit concert at the Homestead center at 402 Lake Valley Road in Starkville.


Related Topix: Starkville, MS, Depression, Health

WTVF Nashville

Prescription Drug Abuse Tops Alcohol Abuse In Tennessee

More people die from abusing prescription medication than they do on our state's highways.


Related Topix: Health, Tennessee, Medicine, Tennessee Government, Alcoholism

Medical Daily

Fatal Heroin Overdoses Double In NYC: Could It Have Something To Do...

An unfortunate reality of drug abuse is progression. For example, when prescription opioid painkillers such as OxyContin become unavailable to the user, they will often turn to the more dangerous alternative, heroin, to fulfill their dependency.


Related Topix: Drugs, Health, Travel, us Travel, North America Travel, New York City Travel, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

Medical News

Statistical analysis finds correlation between high BMI, cigarette smoking in teens

A study examining whether overweight or obese teens are at higher risk for substance abuse finds both good and bad news: weight status has no correlation with alcohol or marijuana use but is linked to regular cigarette smoking.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Family, Teenagers

UB Reporter

Neuroscience Research Day

Brain research being conducted at UB will be featured at the eighth annual Neuroscience Research Day on Sept.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

UB Reporter

Pot Smoking IPV Link

"These findings suggest that marijuana use is predictive of lower levels of aggression towards one's partner in the following year."


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Yale University

BBC News

Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's time as a youth football coach allegedly included threatening a teacher and making players roll in geese droppings, according to newly released documents.


Related Topix: Health, Drugs

The Pleader

Rusizi: Public rally behind drug abuse fight

Drug abuse is quickly becoming a public health problem, as youth are most likely to be victimized by substance abuse.


Related Topix: Health, Rwanda, Africa, World News

US News & World Report

The End of Ole Miss' Pot Monopoly?

This 1999 photo shows the University of Mississippi's research-grade marijuana. For nearly five decades the school has been the sole supplier of marijuana for U.S. scientists.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Health, Drug Enforcement Administration, UMass Amherst

New York Daily News

OD deaths jump in city

The rate of drug overdose deaths in the city has soared by 41% since 2010, data released Thursday by the city Health Department revealed.


Related Topix: Drugs, Health, The Bronx, NY, New York, NY

Floyd County Times

Experts know the difference between 'normal' disruptive behavior and behavior disorders

"Should I be concerned about a child's disruptive behavior?"This is a question many parents ask themselves at some point in their young child's life.


Related Topix: Health, ADHD

Business Wire

This is Your Brain's Blood Vessels on Drugs

The new method, developed by a team of researchers from Stony Brook University in New York, USA and the U.S. National Institutes of Health, was published today in The Optical Society's open-access journal Biomedical Optics Express .


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Surgery, Brain Cancer

Medical Daily

US Government Needs Your Help Growing 1,400 Pounds Of Marijuana For...

The National Institute on Drug Abuse needs the help of citizen-pot growers following DEA's decision to amplify its research stock from 46 pounds to 1,433 pounds.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Drug Enforcement Administration, Health

Roswell Establishes Helpline for Teens Struggling with Substance Abuse

The Troubled Teens Roswell helpline, 770-504-4244 , aims to help teenagers who want to overcome something like alcohol addiction, according to PRWeb.


Related Topix: Health, Fulton County, GA, Roswell, GA, Family, Teenagers

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Trojan

Tighter reins on hydrocodone a big step forward

On Aug. 21, the Drug Enforcement Administration increased restrictions on the prescription of hydrocodone, the most common form of painkiller in the country.


Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, Health, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Pain

Marietta Times

NFL makes right call on Gordon

The star wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns has been given a year-long ban from the league after once again violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.


Related Topix: Health, Drug Testing, Drugs