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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).

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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
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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