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Many cities report statistically significant increases from 1997 to 1998 in hospital emergency department (ED) visits due to cocaine, heroin, and marijuana use.


Proceed To Article FDA Approves New Implanted Hearing Device
The FDA has approved a new type of surgically implanted hearing device intended to help adults with moderate to severe nerve hearing loss. The device, the first of its kind, is an alternative to traditional hearing aids. More...

Proceed To Article Cocaine, Marijuana, and Heroin Abuse Up, Methamphetamine Abuse Down
Cocaine abuse indicators increased in many U.S. metropolitan areas during 1998 and the first half of 1999, according to a NIDA-supported network of drug abuse researchers who regularly report data on drug abuse in the United States. The rise follows several years of stable or declining use, the researchers reported at the meeting of the Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG). More...

Proceed To Article NIDA, NIH Advance Report: Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse
This Advance Report is a synthesis of findings that were presented at the 47th meeting of the Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG) held in Los Angeles, California, on December 14-17, 1999. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the CEWG is a network of epidemiologists and researchers in the United States that meets biannually to review current and emerging substance abuse problems. More...

Proceed To Article Biomechanically Engineered, Bovine, Mitral-Heart Valve Receives FDA Approval

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New Guidelines Issued for Treating Resistant Head Lice
Just in time for the back-to-school season, Contemporary Pediatrics has published new guidelines for the treatment of resistant head lice in a supplement to its August issue. The guidelines emerged from a working group conference held at the Harvard School of Public Health. More...


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