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Drug Abuse and Addiction: Easy-to-Read Facts

Drug Abuse and Addiction: Easy-to-Read Facts | Issues in Public Health | Scoop.it
Easy-to-read information about the effects of commonly abused drugs, drug addiction, and drug addiction recovery and treatment.
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Click through the tabs at the top and take the quiz. This is a really great resource for learning about addiction.

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CDC - MO State Laws - State Rx Drug Laws - Poisoning - Home and Recreational Safety - Injury Center

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Binge Drinking - YouTube

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The video explores the health risks of BINGE DRINKING − including unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, injury, car crashes, violence and HIV/...
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Food Allergy Research & Education

Food Allergy Research & Education | Issues in Public Health | Scoop.it
FARE works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.
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CDC - Drinking Water Home - Healthy Water

CDC - Drinking Water Home - Healthy Water | Issues in Public Health | Scoop.it
Education and information about healthy water, including drinking water, swimming / recreational water, recreational water illnesses, diseases related to water, global water, safe water for sanitation and hygiene, other uses of water, and how to make water safe to drink in emergencies for outbreaks, preparedness, and response.
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Be sure to click the various links to the "drinking water topics" and read through those.

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10_least_wanted_foodborne_pathogens.pdf

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Most common foodborne pathogens. Focus mostly on the the ones discussed in class.

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CDC - CDC and Food Safety - Food Safety

CDC - CDC and Food Safety - Food Safety | Issues in Public Health | Scoop.it
The Food Safety Office (FSO) helps lead CDC in the prevention of illness, disability, and death due to foodborne diseases.
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Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) | Issues in Public Health | Scoop.it
Drug addiction is a brain disease. Although initial drug use might be voluntary, drugs of abuse have been shown to alter gene expression and brain circuitry, which in turn affect human behavior. Once addiction develops, these brain changes interfere with an individual’s ability to make voluntary decisions, leading to compulsive drug craving, seeking and use.

The impact of addiction can be far reaching. Cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and lung disease can all be affected by drug abuse. Some of these effects occur when drugs are used at high doses or after prolonged use, however, some may occur after just one use.
For more information on how various drugs of abuse affect different parts of the body, select an option on the left.
The material in this section can be used freely without permission, with the exception of any text or graphics that are followed by source information. In those instances, please contact the source name provided to obtain permission.
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Prescription Drugs | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Prescription Drugs | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) | Issues in Public Health | Scoop.it

hat is Prescription Drug Abuse:
Some medications have psychoactive (mind-altering) properties and, because of that, are sometimes abused—that is, taken for reasons or in ways or amounts not intended by a doctor, or taken by someone other than the person for whom they are prescribed. In fact, prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are, after marijuana (and alcohol), the most commonly abused substances by Americans 14 and older. Learn more

Commonly Abused Drugs:
Commonly abused classes of prescription drugs include opioids (for pain), central nervous system (CNS) depressants (for anxiety and sleep disorders), and stimulants (for ADHD and narcolepsy).

NIDA TV Spotlight on Carol Boyd: Prescription Drug Abuse in Youth (August 2013)

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TTB | Advertising | Alcohol Beverage Labeling and Advertising

TTB | Advertising | Alcohol Beverage Labeling and Advertising | Issues in Public Health | Scoop.it
Labeling and advertising overview, including regulations, programs, and links to more information.
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Seasonal Allergies: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatmentr | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

Seasonal Allergies: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment | NIH Medlineplus the Magazine
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Food Allergy Research & Education

Food Allergy Research & Education | Issues in Public Health | Scoop.it
The job of the body’s immune system is to identify and destroy germs (such as bacteria or viruses) that make you sick. A food allergy results when the immune system mistakenly targets a harmless food protein – an allergen – as a threat and attacks it.
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CDC - Food Safety Office - Food Safety

CDC - Food Safety Office - Food Safety | Issues in Public Health | Scoop.it
The Food Safety Office (FSO) helps lead CDC in the prevention of illness, disability, and death due to foodborne diseases.
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