Heroin in Vietnam: The True Story of the Robins Study

Editor’s note: The famous Robins study on heroin use among Vietnam veterans has been so often—and so recently—misinterpreted that I felt motivated to reprint an older post on the subject. [Originally posted 7/24/10] In 1971, under the direction of Dr. Jerome Jaffe of the Special Action Office on Drug Abuse Prevention, Dr. Lee

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The Manifesto for Children of Alcoholics

Parental heavy drinking affects everyone. The British House of Commons recently issued a manifesto timed to coincide with International Children of Alcoholics Week. The manifesto was co-written by children of alcoholics, policy analysts, and representatives from charities, medical groups, and other interest groups. The ten-point plan makes the following demands:

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Medical News Today: Preterm delivery puts women at risk of cardiovascular disease

A new study investigates the link between giving birth prematurely and the mother’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. Source: Medical News Today

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Medical News Today: Multiple sclerosis: 'Resetting' immune system may achieve long-term remission

A small clinical trial reveals that over two thirds of patients with multiple sclerosis have been in remission for 5 years after stem cell transplantation. Source: Medical News Today

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Medical News Today: Engineering thyroid cells from stem cells may lead to new therapies

Scientists have found a way to engineer new thyroid cells from stem cells that could lead to models for studying thyroid disease and developing treatments. Source: Medical News Today

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Medical News Today: Majority of Americans think childhood vaccines are safe and necessary

A recent survey suggests that an overwhelming majority of American adults think the benefits of childhood vaccinations outweigh the risks. Source: Medical News Today

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Medical News Today: Acid Reflux in Infants: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

How is acid reflux in infants diagnosed and what are the possible risk factors to be aware of? Can any lifestyle changes help? Do babies outgrow reflux? Source: Medical News Today

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Medical News Today: Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is seronegative rheumatoid arthritis? What is rheumatoid factor? Learn about what tests may be used and if diet can help to manage symptoms. Source: Medical News Today

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Medical News Today: Weekend of camping promotes earlier sleep patterns

A weekend of camping could be just the remedy for people that struggle to get an early night, finds scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder. Source: Medical News Today

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Medical News Today: 'Synthetic marijuana' may cause serious harm to health

A new review summarizes the adverse health effects linked to synthetic cannabinoids – drugs often marketed as a safe and a legal alternative to marijuana. Source: Medical News Today

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