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Annual Indiana youth survey: Students asked about synthetic marijuana, prescription drugs

Findings from the 23rd Annual Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use revealed that marijuana use in grades 6-12 continues to decrease. This reduction followed a peak in marijuana use from 2008 to 2011. While marijuana use is down, it remains more popular than synthetic marijuana. Full Story >>

IU Health & Vitality: Back-to-school issue

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These back-to-school news items discuss the effect home foreclosures can have on students; guns on campuses; ins and outs of high school and college students working; LGBT experiences in college; cell phone addiction; and effective ways elementary and middle schools can help students increase physical activity. Full Story >>

IU researchers discuss pharmacists' role in HIV care, high risk for STIs after prison and more

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Indiana University researchers this week are discussing research findings at the STI & AIDS World Congress in Vienna, Austria. Findings involving an increased role by pharmacists in customers' HIV care, high risks of STIs after release from prison and improved access to much-needed cervical cancer screenings are discussed in this release. Full Story >>

IU Bloomington faculty members selected for Academic Leadership Program

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Four Indiana University Bloomington professors -- Claude Clegg, David Leake, Lesa Hatley Major and Michael Reece -- will take part during the 2013-14 school year in the Academic Leadership Program, which develops leadership potential for faculty who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for academic administration. Full Story >>

IU studies find workplace and financial stress lead to poor health choices

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Two studies from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington highlight the negative impact workplace and financial stress can have on health behaviors. The lead author urges workplace wellness and smoking cessation programs to consider such impacts as the economy sputters along. Full Story >>

IU video contest winners learn from PSAs about prescription drug abuse

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Brian Fischer, a senior at Jeffersonville High School in Jeffersonville, Ind., won the KeepRxSafe.com Public Service Announcement Video Contest, which is part of a growing effort statewide to address a rising problem affecting Indiana youth -- prescription drug abuse. Full Story >>