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Pot 'Dabbing' Poses Risk of Serious Burns, Study Warns June 15, 2015

Fires and even explosions have been linked to this practice, experts say

Synthetic Pot a Growing Danger, CDC Report Finds June 11, 2015

Calls to poison control centers jumped more than 300 percent from January to April

More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana, Study Finds June 09, 2015

Kids younger than 3 may eat the drug when it's baked into brownies and cookies

Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Long Before College: Study June 04, 2015

Efforts to prevent illegal use should begin in middle school

Heroin Use Levels Off in U.S., But Still High: Report April 23, 2015

Number of people needing treatment also rose in recent years

New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors April 16, 2015

Use of chemical-cousin to 'bath salts' appears to be on the rise, experts say

1 in 10 U.S. Teens Has Tried Hashish April 15, 2015

Drug is more powerful cousin of marijuana, researchers say

U.S. Pediatricians Remain Opposed to Random Drug Tests in Schools March 30, 2015

Helping students avoid substance problems is preferred approach

Counseling Beats School Suspension at Curbing Pot Use: Study March 25, 2015

Drug policies should educate students, not just penalize them, researchers note

Teens' Heavy Pot Smoking Tied to Memory Problems March 12, 2015

Daily marijuana use also linked to brain abnormalities, study finds

Methamphetamine May be More Harmful to Teen Brains February 17, 2015

MRI-based study finds illicit drug causes more damage in adolescents

Morphine After Tonsillectomy Tied to Breathing Problems in Study January 26, 2015

Motrin, Advil a safe option for children, researchers say

Pediatricians' Group Opposes Legal Marijuana January 26, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics says drug has potential to harm children

Poor Sleep Tied to More Drinking, Drug Use by Teens January 16, 2015

That increases chances of accidents, injuries and unplanned pregnancies, study says

Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids, Study Says December 15, 2014

Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness, expert notes

Painkiller Abuse More Likely for Those Who Skip College: Study December 05, 2014

Link is especially true for females

Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough October 27, 2014

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

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

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 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

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

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