Medications

Countering the negative effects of a common antidepressant

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRI's, are popular drugs that treat depression by increasing the amount of a neurotransmitter called serotonin in the brain. But when a common SSRI known as sertraline is taken ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children face risk for severe complications and death from COVID-19

Children, teens and young adults are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19 than previously thought and those with underlying health conditions are at even greater risk, according to a study coauthored by ...

Health

Can schools really reopen safely?

(HealthDay)—As parts of the United States begin to reopen, two big questions loom for parents—how quickly can kids get back to school and can it be done safely?

Neuroscience

Family environment affects adolescent brain development

Childhood environment and socioeconomic status affect cognitive ability and brain development during adolescence independently of genetic factors, researchers at Karolinska Institutet report in a new study published in the ...

Pediatrics

Why children need to play with their friends as soon as they can

Approximately 1.4 billion children worldwide are currently living under partial or full lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the UK, and in many other countries across the world, it has been six weeks or longer ...

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