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CDC: HIV Rate Among Intravenous Drug Users Falls

Though HIV infections among intravenous drug users is down, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds HIV testing is down and needle-sharing remains high.

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Could Taking Sleeping Pills Be Hazardous to Your Health?

Popular prescription sleeping pills like Ambien and Lunesta may increase the risk of developing cancer and premature death, according to a study published in the medical journal BMJ Open.

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FDA to Review Inhalable Caffeine Product for Safety

An inhalable caffeine powder that went on the market late last month in two states is under review from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to determine whether the product is safe.

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Pilot with 20 Pounds of Pot Wanders Into President Obama’s Restricted Airspace

In a “d’oh!” moment of massive proportions, the pilot of a private plane wandered into protected airspace over Los Angeles on Thursday — an area temporarily restricted because President Obama happened to be in town.

When fighter jets were scrambled to escort it in for a landing, authorities found the plane was loaded with more than 20 pounds of marijuana.

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Whitney Houston Dies at 48 [PHOTOS]

Singing superstar Whitney Houston has passed away. The diva with a huge voice was 48 years old. The cause of death was not immediately known.

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Marijuana Smoke Not as Harmful as Cigarette Smoke, Study Finds

Marijuana was made illegal as a public health safety measure, but according to results from a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, marijuana smoke is not as damaging to the lungs as cigarette smoke.

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Man Arrested on Drug Charges Has the Weirdest Name Ever — Guess What It Is

Normally the news of a random guy being arrested on a litany of drug charges wouldn’t necessarily make national headlines, but when that guy is named Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop (you definitely read that right), people take notice.

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Smarter Kids May Be Experimenting More with Drugs — Health Check

A new study of 8,000 kids published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health finds those who had high IQs were more likely to use certain illicit drugs as they aged. Smarter girls in particular may tend to experiment with marijuana, cocaine, and other illicit drugs later on.

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Georgia Suspends Three Running Backs Due to Alleged Drug Use

The Georgia Bulldogs will be down to just two available running backs this week as three top rushers have been suspended for this week’s game against New Mexico State.

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The Face Of Addiction In The Texas Panhandle – Prescription & Alcohol Addiction [SERIES]

Addiction in the United States is still a huge problem and kills over 500,000 people each year. Some people think that the addiction epidemic has not reached the smaller communities like Amarillo, but it has. As someone who is a recovering addict, I know all to well exactly how devastating the effects of drug use are.

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