Health Alert 5-17-12

By: Gina Pitisci Email
By: Gina Pitisci Email

May 17, 2012 - A new study suggests teenagers are getting high off pain relievers at a younger age than previously thought. Researchers at Michigan State looked at young people between the ages of 12 and 21. They found roughly 1 in 60 used prescription pain relievers to get high. They say 16 year olds are the most likely to try it, but more and more 13 and14 year olds are starting to do it. The authors say current prevention programs aimed at high school seniors and college students might be an example of too little, too late.

Also, according to USA Today, Domino's is now advertising pizzas made with gluten-free crust. Domino's CMO says while the crust is certified gluten free, the pizza is still prepared in ovens with pizzas that aren't gluten free. The gluten free pizza costs about 3 dollars more. Some of the biggest foodmakers and sellers are also catering to their gluten free customers, such Frito Lay, Anheuser-Busch, and PF Changs.


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