Reports on evidence that toluene abuse can harm the nervous system and body, although scientists know relatively little about its specific actions.
Highlights activities held during Brain Awareness Week for students in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, to learn about brain anatomy and function.
Describes research providing evidence that maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to behavioral conduct disorders among toddlers, school-age children, and teens.
October 2010 Reports on two studies showing a high prevalence of HIV infection and more rapid progression to disability and death among drug abusers.
Describe a study of newly arrested youths where researchers found correlations between the youths' prevalence of these sexually transmitted diseases and their cocaine and marijuana use.
Reports an animal study presenting evidence that cocaine causes cognitive deficits that can persist well into abstinence.
April 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.
March 2008 Summarizes research on the effects of long-term regular cocaine abuse on the cardiovascular system in African Americans.
December 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.
October 2006 Highlights two studies suggesting significant associations between marijuana smoking and respiratory disease.