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Illicit Drug Use By Teens On The Rise In US Schools
2012-08-23 11:48:29

A new survey found that 90 percent of high school students in the U.S. are aware of fellow students using illicit drugs, like alcohol and tobacco, during school hours.

2012-06-18 22:06:05

While marijuana use by teens has been increasing since 2005, an analysis of data from 1993 through 2009 by economists at three universities has found no evidence to link the legalization of medical marijuana to increased use of the drug among high school students.

2012-06-01 08:49:21

Genetics can help determine whether a person is likely to quit smoking on his or her own or need medication to improve the chances of success.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.