Drugs & Health Blog

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Real Teens Ask: Is Propofol a Drug?

January 26, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Since the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, “propofol” has been mentioned often in the news. The substance was found to be the cause of his death and was the center of the highly publicized trial of his doctor. Read More »

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Smoking: How It Primes the Brain for Addiction

January 24, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

More people understand now the harmful effects that smoking has on the body as well as the addictive effects of nicotine. Read More »

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It's All About Hormones

January 19, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Why do adults seem to blame “raging hormones” for many things teens do? Beyond causing acne and a sudden interest in dating, are hormones responsible for changes in behavior or emotional response? Read More »

Shadow of a liquor bottle

Amy Winehouse: Death by Misadventure

January 17, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

In October 2011, the coroner who conducted Amy Winehouse’s autopsy declared that the Grammy-winning singer “died by misadventure.” Translation: Amy died of accidental alcohol poisoning. Read More »

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Does Smoking on TV Influence You?

January 12, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

The Government banned cigarette commercials on television in 1970 after the 1964 Surgeon General’s report found that smoking cigarettes increased your chances of getting lung cancer.  This was a big deal, considering the strong Read More »