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2013-04-12 15:58:52

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC highlights opportunities for smoking intervention programs The company you keep in junior high school may have more influence on your smoking behavior than your high school friends, according to newly published research from the University of Southern California (USC). The study, which appears in the April 12 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, identifies how friends' and parental influence on cigarette smoking changes from...

2011-11-11 06:49:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Drug use is often taken lightly in movies, not showing the serious impacts it can have on a person's life, especially the life of a teen. A new analysis of teenage drug abuse finds widespread problems among Caucasions, Native Americans, Hispanics and youngsters of multiple races, with less severe abuse among Asian and African-American teens. Among kids who abuse drugs, marijuana is most heavily used, followed by stimulants and then alcohol. Prescription opioids such...

2011-08-05 00:00:30

Youth volunteers from the national drug abuse prevention organization, Natural High, hit a chord with teens at the this summer's Vans Warped Tour. Attendees went wild for shirts, stickers, and the chance to talk to people their own age about drugs. Two more tour dates on schedule for Natural High (August 10th and 11th). Come see teens encouraging other teens to live Naturally High! San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Of the thousands of musically obsessed teens attending this summer's...

2011-02-23 03:06:00

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President and CEO Study Finds Teens Exposed to Campaign Messages Less Likely to Use Marijuana NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new independent, scientific analysis of the Office of National Drug Control Policy's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (NYADMC) found that teens who were exposed to "Above The Influence" drug abuse prevention messages, an integral part of the NYADMC, were less likely to use marijuana than those who are not...

2011-01-12 06:06:00

Slashed Prevention Funding and Drastic Reductions in Federal Media Campaign Add Pressure on Parents NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - found a huge falloff in teens' recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years. The new data from the MTF study have been released at a time when teens...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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