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Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children October 20, 2014

Study finds that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home

U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year October 17, 2014

Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double, Report Finds October 16, 2014

Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say

Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study October 02, 2014

Although anti-OD meds are available, many addicts hold misguided views on what to do

Head Injuries May Raise Chances of Risky Behavior by Teens September 30, 2014

Study found adolescents were more likely to smoke, drink, have poor grades after bad concussion

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds September 16, 2014

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds September 15, 2014

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

10 Percent of Americans Admit to Illicit Drug Use September 04, 2014

Marijuana tops list of substances, federal report says

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers on the Rise Among High School Athletes: Survey August 04, 2014

Teen football players use the most illegal drugs, research shows

Spoon Measurements Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors: Study July 14, 2014

Experts recommend medications be administered in milliliters only

Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in Teen July 04, 2014

Drug can spike blood pressure, making existing blood vessel conditions worse, study authors say

Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Analysis June 30, 2014

But researchers also found that medications used to treat disorder not part of increased risk

Mom's Epilepsy Drugs Appear Safe in Breast Milk June 16, 2014

Babies' brains and IQs don't seem to be affected by mother's medication, study finds

1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report April 24, 2014

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study April 21, 2014

ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey February 26, 2014

CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes? February 26, 2014

Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

Teens' Energy Drink Habit May Be Linked to Booze, Tobacco, Drug Use February 07, 2014

But study doesn't prove that one leads to the other

Most Teens Who Misuse Painkillers Aren't After a High, Study Finds November 13, 2013

Researchers call for more monitoring of teenagers prescribed narcotic drugs

Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions November 11, 2013

CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

One in 10 Teens Has Misused Prescription Painkillers: Survey October 31, 2013

Finding suggests that ERs might provide a good opportunity to spot trouble, intervene

Crystal Meth May Jump-Start Injection Drug Use, Study Says October 15, 2013

Researchers focused on street kids in Canada

Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey October 09, 2013

Tobacco, marijuana and alcohol use addressed

Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Survey August 20, 2013

Concern is that behavior is increasingly considered 'normal,' expert says

Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings, Study Suggests August 11, 2013

Having children with multiple partners is increasingly common, researchers noted

Legalize Pot, But Not for Teens, Many U.S. Adults Say July 16, 2013

Survey finds support for age restrictions

Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs May 31, 2013

So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

ADHD Meds Don't Raise Risk of Drug Abuse in Adulthood: Review May 29, 2013

Analysis shows no greater threat of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine or other drugs

Most Docs Don't Follow ADHD Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers: Study May 06, 2013

Some specialists turn to medications too soon while others avoid them completely

Meth Addiction May Be Harder to Treat in Teen Girls May 03, 2013

Small study suggests better methods needed

At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer, Research Shows May 03, 2013

Study author says parents need more support, better awareness

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday April 26, 2013

Event is an attempt to prevent the misuse of household meds, drug enforcement officials say

Prescription Drug Abuse Up Among U.S. Teens: Survey April 23, 2013

More than 5 million, nearly 25 percent, said they had abused these medications

Parents: Revealing Your Past Smoking, Pot Use May Not Help Your Kids February 22, 2013

Candid confessions might backfire, new study shows

Parents Not Too Worried About Kids' Use of Pain Meds: Poll January 26, 2013

Only one-third 'very concerned' about misuse of prescribed narcotics by children in their communities

Pot Use-Low IQ Link Challenged in Study January 14, 2013

New report suggests poverty plays a role, and may have thrown off results of first study

Marijuana Use Rising Among High School Seniors: Report December 19, 2012

Teen usage of some other drugs declining, U.S. officials say

Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes December 14, 2012

Study found differences in brain's 'information highway,' researcher says

Young Binge Eaters Prone to Illicit Drug Use: Study December 10, 2012

Overeating occurred first in large review of 17,000 boys and girls

Dating Violence in Teen Years Can Have Lasting Impact December 10, 2012

Study found victims more likely to repeat history in adult relationships, practice unhealthy behaviors

Teen Behavior Problems, Not Depression, Tied to Lower Grades November 29, 2012

Study also linked delinquency, substance use to lesser education degrees

Painkiller Abuse by Kids Way Up, Study Finds October 17, 2012

Addiction among current generation higher than any group in history

Strict Moms Influence Kids' Friends: Study October 08, 2012

Authoritative parenting can help teen friends cut drinking, smoking and drug use, researchers say

Heavy Marijuana Use in Teen Years May Lower IQ Later August 27, 2012

Study found those who smoked in adolescence lost roughly 8 points on IQ tests

Couch-Potato Kids Are Top U.S. Child Health Problem: Poll August 24, 2012

Obesity, tobacco use also ranked high among community concerns

Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey August 22, 2012

Roughly half knew classmates who sold drugs, and knew nearby spots to drink or get high during the day

Teens Who Drink, Smoke More Likely to Abuse Painkillers: Study August 21, 2012

An estimated 3.5 million young adults in U.S. abuse prescription opioids, researchers say

Teach Prescribers About Dangers of Long-Acting Pain Meds: FDA July 09, 2012

Abuse, misuse, deaths from narcotic painkillers on the rise

Summer Is Peak Time for Teens to Try Drugs, Alcohol: Report July 03, 2012

Experts advise parents to be alert, help kids structure their days

40 Million Americans Addicted to Cigarettes, Alcohol or Drugs June 28, 2012

About 16 percent of Americans aged 12 and older are hooked

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