Addiction

10% of teenagers have tried hard drugs by age 17

Almost a third of 17-year-olds have tried cannabis and one in 10 have tried harder drugs, such as cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine, with similar rates of experimentation regardless of parents' education level, finds a new study ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-related depression linked to reduced physical activity

The United States spends more than $200 billion every year in efforts to treat and manage mental health. The onset of the coronavirus pandemic has only deepened the chasm for those experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety. ...

Surgery

New research looks at teen bariatric surgery outcomes by age

Obesity and its duration are significant risk factors for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular events, multiple cancers and decreased quality of life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Working memory can help tailor educational development

Imagine a 7-year-old and a college student both take a break from their virtual classes to get a drink of water. When they return, the 7-year-old has difficulty restarting the assignment, while the college student resumes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Incidence of COVID-19 increased in children since September

The incidence of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 increased since September among children, adolescents, and young children, according to research published in the Jan. 13 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

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