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National Health News Binge Drinking Dangerous for Young Adults

Binge Drinking Dangerous for Young Adults

g an occasional drink is fine, but “binge” drinking is a known health hazard and now high blood pressure may need to be added to the list of possible consequences. Young adults in their twenties who regularly binge drink have higher blood pressure which may increase the risk of developing hypertension, concludes a study conducted […]

2/19/16 at 12:03 pm     1582      ,     Medical Xpress
National Health News Walgreens Pharmacy to Offer Naloxone, Medication Disposal in some Areas

Walgreens Pharmacy to Offer Naloxone, Medication Disposal in some Areas

eens today announced the launch of a comprehensive new effort to combat drug abuse, introducing two programs that address key contributors to the crisis. In the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer, Walgreens will install safe medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drugstores in 39 states and Washington, D.C., primarily […]

2/11/16 at 2:00 pm     1455      ,     Walgreens
National Health News Dangers that teens and kids face: A look at the data

Dangers that teens and kids face: A look at the data

ing about your kids is one of the defining traits of being a parent. But the nature of that worrying varies considerably across demographic groups, according to a recent Pew Research Center report. Low-income parents, for instance, are more concerned about teen pregnancy and their kids getting in trouble with the law than are higher-income parents. Black […]

1/15/16 at 3:50 pm     1290      , ,     Pew Research Center