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Marijuana Linked With Testicular Cancer

diciembre del 2010
Reports on a study of close to 400 Washington State men that found that those who use marijuana may increase their risk for developing testicular cancer.

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Adolescent Cigarette Smoking Holds at Lowest Recorded Levels

octubre del 2010

Discusses 2009 prevalence rates of cigarette, alcohol, prescription drug, and illicit drug use among adolescents and discusses trends in use over time.

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Injection Drug Users Acquire Hepatitis C Infection Later in Developed Countries

abril del 2010
Reports trends in onset of injection drug use to infection with hepatitis C virus in developed countries and notes the influence of prevention efforts.

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Some Teens Reporting Nonmedical Use of Prescriptions Develop Disorders

abril del 2010
Reports teen drug abuse based on 2006-2007 data from a national survey on drug use and health and compares differences by gender.

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Substance Abuse and Sexual Risk Show Town-Gown Divide

diciembre del 2009

Compares data on substance abuse and sexual risk among college students and their peers who do not attend college.

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Teens With Unhealthy Weight-Control Behavior Are More Likely to Abuse Drugs

diciembre del 2009

Highlights data on unhealthy eating behaviors, such as fasting or purging, and substance abuse problems among teens.

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United States Ranks First in Lifetime Use of Three Drugs

noviembre del 2009

Highlights the disproportionately high rate of Americans who have used cocaine at some time during their lives as compared with other nations surveyed.

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Most People Entering Drug Treatment Have Additional Mental Health Problems

noviembre del 2009

Highlights data on the prevalence of people entering substance abuse treatment programs who also reported having at least one co-occurring mental health problem.

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Smoking and Drinking Continue to Decline, But Marijuana Stalls in Latest MTF Survey

octubre del 2009

Highlights trends from a 2008 survey of teenage substance abuse, cigarette smoking and alcohol use and discusses the implications of these changing data.

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Lower Rates of Cigarette and Marijuana Smoking Among Exercising Teens

octubre del 2009

Highlights prevalence rates of cigarette and marijuana smoking among teens who exercise regularly as compared with their less active peers.

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