Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report.
The stroke risk associated with acute cocaine use is much higher than some other risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking.
An Air Force investigation into alleged drug use in the ranks has expanded to include 10 officers at six bases in the U.S. and Britain.
The number of Americans who report smoking marijuana is on the rise, while the popularity of some other illegal drugs is stagnant or declining.
A survey by the U.K. charity — 4Children — highlights a “silent epidemic” in which nearly 700,000 children live with a dependent drinker, and just under a quarter of parents continued to drink as much alcohol as before their baby’s birth and that 17 percent actually increased their consumption.