Monthly Archives: October 2012

FDA Investigates Possible Link Between Monster Energy Drink & Five Deaths

By Join Together Staff | October 24, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed inGovernment, Marketing And Media, Young Adults & Youth The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating reports that five people have died since 2009 after they consumed Monster energy drinks, according to … Continue reading

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Teens Driving Prescription Drug Abuse, Study Finds

By Join Together Staff | October 18, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed inPrescription Drugs, Young Adults & Youth Teenagers and young adults are abusing prescription painkillers at a rate 40 percent higher than what would be expected for their age group, a new study … Continue reading

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Understanding the Zombie Teen’s Body Clock: Wall Street Journal Article

Updated October 16, 2012, 8:40 p.m. ET By SUE SHELLENBARGER   Many parents know the scene: The groggy, sleep-deprived teenager stumbles through breakfast and falls asleep over afternoon homework, only to spring to life, wide-eyed and alert, at 10 p.m.—just … Continue reading

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Doctors Prescribing Stimulants to Students in Low-Income Schools

By Join Together Staff | October 9, 2012 | Leave a comment | Filed inPrescription Drugs & Youth More doctors are prescribing stimulants for students who are struggling in low-income schools, The New York Times reports. Many of these children, who do not have attention deficit hyperactivity … Continue reading

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