Pediatrics

How to talk to your teenagers about drugs

The UK has seen a sharp increase in teenage drug use in the last few years: the NHS reports that 37% of 15-year-olds have used drugs, and that deaths resulting from drug use are at their highest since records began in 1993. ...

Medications

Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, expert says

Though research shows that medication-assisted treatment can help people who are addicted to opioids, the three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are underused, according to a review of current medical ...

Cardiology

Lower risk for heart failure with new type 2 diabetes drug

The new drug type for type 2 diabetes, SGLT2 inhibitors, are associated with a reduced risk of heart failure and death, as well as of major cardiovascular events, a major Scandinavian registry study led from Karolinska Institutet ...

Health

'This ain't your mother's marijuana,' surgeon general says

Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use.

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