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July 1, 2014
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Army drug users twice as likely to use synthetic marijuana as regular marijuana

Social work researchers from the University of Washington have found that among a group of active-duty Army personnel who use illicit drugs, the most abused substance is synthetic marijuana, which is harder to detect than other drugs through standard drug … Continue reading

December 22, 2012
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Rise in Teen Marijuana Use Stalls, Use of Synthetic Marijuana and ‘Bath Salts’ is Very Low

ANN ARBOR — National samples of 45,000 to 50,000 students in three grades (8, 10, and 12) have been surveyed every year since 1991 as part of the nationwide Monitoring the Future study. Among the most important findings from this … Continue reading

October 11, 2012
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Study: An Apple a Day Lowers Level of Blood Chemical Linked to Hardening of the Arteries

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eating an apple a day might in fact help keep the cardiologist away, new research suggests. In a study of healthy, middle-aged adults, consumption of one apple a day for four weeks lowered by 40 percent blood … Continue reading

April 1, 2012
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Curcumin Shows Promise in Attacking Parkinson’s Disease

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, is proving effective at preventing clumping of a protein involved in Parkinson’s disease, says a Michigan State University researcher. A team of researchers led by Basir Ahmad, an … Continue reading

December 16, 2011
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Marijuana Use Continues to Rise Among U.S. Teens, While Alcohol Use Hits Historic Lows

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Among the more important findings from this year’s Monitoring the Future survey of U.S. secondary school students are the following: Marijuana use among teens rose in 2011 for the fourth straight year—a sharp contrast to the considerable … Continue reading