Health

USPSTF urges primary care docs to ask adults about drug use

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians ask adults about drug use and connect them to services for treatment and appropriate care. These recommendations form ...

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, ...

Health

USPSTF: Behavioral interventions likely prevent tobacco use

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that primary care-feasible behavioral interventions have a moderate net benefit for preventing tobacco use in children. These findings form the basis ...

Health

USPSTF recommends behavioral counseling for STI prevention

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling for sexually active adolescents and for adults with increased sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk. These recommendations form the basis ...

Addiction

Space and place in alcohol research

Every time someone drinks an alcoholic beverage, he or she will drink that beverage at some place and some time. Not surprisingly this means that the physical and social environments in which that drinking takes place will ...

Health

USPSTF urges interventions to prevent tobacco use in children

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care physicians provide interventions to prevent school-aged children and adolescents from initiating tobacco use. This recommendation ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Understanding the high suicide rate in the building sector

More support for mental health interventions and education initiatives aimed at suicide prevention in the building industry is needed, says Andy Walmsley, a clinical psychology doctoral student based in Massey's School of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Younger gout patients have higher odds for blood clots

Older age raises the odds of many ills, but for adults with gout, it's the younger ones who have the highest risk for developing a serious blood clot, new research indicates.

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