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Word of the Day: "AIDS"

October 15, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It’s a disease caused by the HIV virus, which breaks down the body’s immune system, or our natural defenses against disease. Read More »

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Who Gets Fooled by Flavors?

October 13, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (known by most people as the "FDA") has banned cigarettes with flavors that make them taste like fruit, candy, or clove. Read More »

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Degrassi on Teen Nick

October 10, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

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Real Teens Ask: Do Many Kids in High School Do Drugs?

October 05, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

Questions about drugs? Lots of teens are asking. That's why each year NIDA scientists spend a day chatting online with high school students and answering their questions. Read More »

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