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Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

Health-care spending has only a modest effect on lifespan and premature death

  A new analysis has found spending more on health care has little impact on improving key health outcomes. It found that a 10% increase in health-care spending reduces…

Health Check: what makes it so hard to quit drugs?

Health Check: what makes it so hard to quit drugs?

Most people who use alcohol and other drugs do so infrequently and never become dependent (or “addicted” as it’s sometimes called). On average about 10% of people who use…

Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug

Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug

With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are still calling marijuana a gateway drug. The gateway theory…

With legal pot comes a problem: How do we weed out impaired drivers?

With legal pot comes a problem: How do we weed out impaired drivers?

On Nov. 8 voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada approved ballot measures to legalize recreational cannabis. It is now legal in a total of eight states. And this creates…

Many people use drugs – but here’s why most don’t become addicts

Many people use drugs – but here’s why most don’t become addicts

Paul Hayes, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Drug use is common, drug addiction is rare. About one adult in three will use an illegal drug in their lifetime…

Health Check: what makes it so hard to quit drugs?

Health Check: what makes it so hard to quit drugs?

Nicole Lee, Curtin University Most people who use alcohol and other drugs do so infrequently and never become dependent (or “addicted” as it’s sometimes called). On average about 10…

With legal pot comes a problem: How do we weed out impaired drivers?

With legal pot comes a problem: How do we weed out impaired drivers?

Igor Grant, University of California, San Diego On Nov. 8 voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada approved ballot measures to legalize recreational cannabis. It is now legal in a…

Could Legalizing Pot Diminish California’s Gains Against Smoking?

Could Legalizing Pot Diminish California’s Gains Against Smoking?

By Anna Gorman California’s decision to legalize marijuana was touted as a victory for those who had argued that the state needed a system to decriminalize, regulate and tax…

Trent Williams Suspended

Trent Williams Suspended

Trent Williams Suspended By Antoine Bell Left tackle, Trent Williams, for the Washington Redskins has been suspended for four games because of a missed drug test.  A missed drug test…

California Lends Its Weight To Wider Marijuana Acceptance

California Lends Its Weight To Wider Marijuana Acceptance

By Anna Gorman Twenty years ago, California became the first state in the nation to approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes. On Tuesday, Californians voted to legalize it…

Marijuana legalization: Big changes across country

Marijuana legalization: Big changes across country

Sam Méndez, University of Washington This year’s election season was historic in more ways than one. An unprecedented nine states considered liberalizing cannabis laws, and here’s how…