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Extreme binge drinking not uncommon in high school

CHICAGO (AP) — Almost 1 in 10 U.S. high school seniors have engaged in recent extreme binge drinking — downing at least 10 drinks at a rate that barely budged over six years, according to […]


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Doctors use brain scans to ‘see’ and measure pain

(AP) – In a provocative new study, scientists reported that they were able to “see” pain on brain scans and, for the first time, measure its intensity and tell whether a drug was relieving it. The research is in its early stages, but it opens the door to a host of possibilities.


Teen pot use linked to later declines in IQ

NEW YORK (AP) – Teens who routinely smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests. The researchers didn’t find the same IQ dip for people who became frequent users of […]



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