Health News Archive - April 21, 2005

Researchers at the University of New York at Albany have found a link between respiratory dis eases and New York state residents who live in or near hazardous waste sites containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs).


The nation's teenagers are increasingly trying prescription drugs such as Vicodin and OxyContin to get high, with the pill-popping members of "Generation Rx" often raiding their parents' medicine cabinets, according to the latest national study by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

Word of the Day
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.