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February 2014

More Kids Are Getting Their Caffeine Fix From Coffee

02/18/14

More Kids Are Getting Their Caffeine Fix From Coffee

Starbucks Frappuccinos, Dunkin' Donuts' Coolatta and more: Kids are swapping soda for coffee drinks, according to a new study. But what are the effects of coffee consumption?

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Survey Finds Increase in Marijuana Use Among Teens

01/27/14

Survey Finds Increase in Marijuana Use Among Teens

The 2013 Monitoring the Future survey reports a rise in the number of teens using marijuana as the perceived risk of the drug continues to decline. Get the info during National Drug Facts Week, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2014.

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Eating Peanuts During Pregnancy Reduces Allergy Risk

01/27/14

Eating Peanuts During Pregnancy Reduces Allergy Risk

Kids of moms who ate peanuts and tree nuts had a lower chance of developing allergies to these foods, a new study says. Could early exposure be a good thing?

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