Addiction

Little evidence interventions prevent illicit drug use in youth

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that current evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of primary care interventions for preventing illicit drug use among children, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Parents' social isolation linked to their children's health

Parents' social isolation was linked to self-reported poorer health not only for themselves but also for their adolescent children, finds a study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Overweight & Obesity

Can metformin reduce obesity in children and adolescents?

A new study has shown metformin—a glucose-lowering drug commonly used to treat diabetes—to be effective at lowering some measures of obesity in children and adolescents. The results of a systematic review and meta-analysis ...

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