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NIDA launches drug education booklet series for middle school students

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched a redesigned series of booklets geared towards educating middle school students about substance use. The Mind Matters series consists of nine booklets on various drug topics. The series was designed to help students in grades 5 through 8 understand the effects and consequences…

Flow of Meth and Heroin into U.S. Has Slowed During Coronavirus Pandemic

The flow of heroin, meth and other illegal drugs into the United States has slowed during the coronavirus pandemic, the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration told The Wall Street Journal. Supplies of meth have been hardest hit. “What we’re really seeing right now are supply-chain disruptions of nearly all…

The reasons why smoking is bad for you

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of early disease and death in the United States. People can significantly reduce their chance of smoking-related disease by giving it up. Giving up smoking is difficult for many people, but the number of former smokers is increasing all the time. According to the Centers for Disease…

Trauma-Related Symptoms Among COVID-19 Medical Professionals

The world is on edge. The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has swept across the globe, causing communities to take drastic measures to protect themselves. Every day people are stocking up on their household necessities as they continue to social distance themselves. Others are worrying about their jobs, and whether or…

Is red wine good for you?

Red wine contains powerful antioxidants, and many sources claim that drinking it has health benefits. What does the research say? Researchers have studied wine — especially red wine — extensively for its possible health benefits. This article looks at the evidence behind the benefits of red wine, along with health…