Three-quarters of these people were aged 12 to 29, and 78% in this group were male. Most did not receive follow-up care after they were sent home from the ER.
The new data were released by the Substance Abuse and Mental HealthServices Administration (SAMSHA), as part of their Drug Abuse Warning Network. There were 2.3 million ER visits involving drug misuse or abuse in 2010, and of these, 11,406 involved fake marijuana productsRead the whole article
For many women, birth control pills provide huge benefits: They protect against unplanned pregnancies, can reduce symptoms of PMS and other hormonal issues, and might lower the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. But for others, oral contraceptives can also have a downside, and many women stop taking them once they start. A new...Read More
More children and teens are likely to be categorized as having abnormal blood pressure duringtheir annual wellness visits, based on new recommendations released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics. High blood pressure is mostly a "silent" condition, with no visible symptoms. Yet it can have long-term health consequences, including cardiovascular disease. The...Read More
To prevent cavities and maintain good oral health, your diet -- what you eat and how often you eat -- are important factors. Changes in your mouth start the minute you eat certain foods. Bacteria in the mouth convert sugars and carbohydrates from the foods you eat to acids, and it's the acids that begin...Read More