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November 29, 2012

Parent Enthusiasm Leads District to Expand Drug-Test Program

Parents in Santa Clarita Valley, Calif., have been enrolling enough of their children in a random drug testing program that the school wishes to expand it.

November 29, 2012

Behavior Problems Tied to Lower Grades for Depressed Adolescents

Rather than their depression, behavior problems such as issues with attention, delinquency, and substance abuse hurt these students' grades.

November 27, 2012

Disproportionate Numbers of Young People Have HIV, Don't Know It

About 1 in 15 people living in the United States who has HIV is 13 to 24 years old--and more than half of these young people don't know they have the disease, new CDC estimates show, and the agency says schools must work harder to prevent HIV's spread.

November 07, 2012

Red Ribbon Campaign Still Relevant, 'Sticky'

The nation's oldest, largest antidrug campaign is evolving. One thing that doesn't help: when states legalize drugs, as Colorado and Washington state voted to do with marijuana this week.

October 23, 2012

For Students Too Poor for 'Smart Drugs,' a Doctor Steps In

A Georgia pediatrician is attempting to improve "social equity" by prescribing ADHD medication to those struggling in school.

October 02, 2012

CDC Reports Sharp Decline in Teen Drinking and Driving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today that among high school students 16 and older, drinking and driving dropped by more than half from 1991 to 2011.

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