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Stress May Lead Students To Use Stimulants

A growing number of high school and college students are turning to stimulants like ADHD drugs and energy drinks to help them through their stress — particularly during exam time. University of Michigan experts say that misuse of stimulants can lead to serious health consequences, and encourage parents to take steps toward preventing their children from overusing stimulants.

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Energy in a Pinch: The Facts on Energy Drinks

With highly suggestive names like Full Throttle, Monster, Red Bull, Rock Star or Amp, it’s not surprising that that energy drink market has hit a high, especially with teens and the college set. These bottled beverages are available at grocery stores, convenience stores, and even bars. But is the energy hype real? And more importantly, are these drinks safe?

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