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Sanford Study Reveals Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevalence in U.S.

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Nearly 5 percent of U.S. children may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, according to a new study co-authored by Sanford Research’s Gene Hoyme, M.D., and Amy Elliott, Ph.D., and published by Pediatrics.

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Bar Attendance Supports Heavy Drinking by Young Adults Along US-Mexico Border

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New research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, released Tuesday in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, shows that higher levels of drinking among United States-Mexico border young adults are closely linked to their patterns of bar attendance, but not to how they think about drinking.

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National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities Endorses Federation of State Medical Boards Model Policy on Opioid Prescribing

The National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities (NASCSA) formally endorsed the Federation of State Medical Boards’ (FSMB) Model Policy on the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain by unanimous vote during its annual meeting in Savannah last week. NASCSA provides an educational forum through which state and federal agencies and others work to increase the effectiveness of efforts to prevent and control drug diversion and abuse.

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Teen Anti-Substance Abuse Program Proves Successful

Middle school children learn about illegal substances and may avoid alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs through a Florida 4-H program, administered by UF/IFAS.

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Baby Cries Show Evidence of Cocaine Exposure During Pregnancy

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A new study conducted by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers provides the first known evidence of how a similar acoustic characteristic in the cry sounds of human infants and rat pups may be used to detect the harmful effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on nervous system development.

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Binge Drinking in Young Men Linked with Increased Risk of Hypertension

Binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males.

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Researchers Identify Key Factor in Transition from Moderate to Problem Drinking

A team of UC San Francisco researchers has found that a tiny segment of genetic material known as a microRNA plays a central role in the transition from moderate drinking to binge drinking and other alcohol use disorders.

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Three Studies Shed New Light on the Effectiveness of Cannabis in Epilepsy

In advance of the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) Annual Meeting in December, the organization has offered highlights of groundbreaking research being studied at a number of institutions regarding the effectiveness of cannibidiol (CBD) and its derivatives as a viable treatment for people with epilepsy.

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High Alcohol Consumption Associated with an Increased Risk of Human Papillomavirus Infection in Men

Men who consume more alcohol have a greater risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, according to a recent study by Moffitt Cancer Center researchers.

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NYU Study Finds Relationship Between Neighborhood Drug Sales and Drug Use

The study looks at neighborhood factors as a cause to explain illicit drug use, exploring the associations between the perceived frequency of drug sales, drug use, and peer attitudes towards drug use.

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