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12/20/11 – A survey shows low use of cigarettes and alcohol by teens, but high levels of marijuana and prescription drug abuse.
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12/14/11 – Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director, discusses the results of the 2011 Monitoring the Future survey at a press conference from the National Press Club on December 14, 2011. Monitoring the Future tracks annual drug abuse trends of 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students, including attitudes and perceived risk of specific illicit drugs. Dr. Volkow is joined by joined by Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health; R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; and Lloyd D. Johnston, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.
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6/22/11 – Dr. Nora Volkow, NIDA Director, discusses a new study published in Science magazine that identifies a brain pathway that could be a target of new treatments for smoking and weight control.
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4/12/11 – Dr. Susan Weiss, Acting Director of NIDA's Office of Science Policy and Communications, discusses concerns raised by an analysis of 2009 data regarding national prescribing patterns for opioid painkillers.
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Dr. Nora Volkow to discuss JAMA paper, "Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism"
2/22/11 – Dr. Nora D. Volkow, first author on the paper, held a teleconference to answer questions on the paper published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), "Effects of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Signal Exposure on Brain Glucose Metabolism."
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4/8/10 – Treatments to battle the HIV/AIDS epidemic have advanced significantly in the past two decades. Researchers say implementing strategies to reach certain minority populations, like those suffering from drug addiction, are still necessary to close the gap and stop the disease. NIDA's Press Officer Jeff Levine talked to a prominent scientist who's pressing the case for change.
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4/5/10 – The NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health podcast, “Pinn Point on Women’s Health,” provides updates on women’s health research, and is hosted by Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., director of NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health. This month, Dr. Pinn interviewed Nora Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
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10/5/09 – NIDA Study Suggests Harnessing the Immune System Against Cocaine Addiction May Prove Effective.
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NIH and VA Announce $7 Million Partnership for Substance Abuse Research among Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families
9/4/09 – Two federal departments have joined forces to create a first-time collaborative funding project to support research on substance abuse and associated problems among U.S. military personnel, veterans and their families. Research will focus on war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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7/25/08 – Parental abuse during childhood increases the risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, according to a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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