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Gambling Is Associated with 'Risk-Taking Behavior' in Young Teens, Study Finds

Gambling among young teens may be associated with increased use of alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana according to a study that surveyed sixth- to eighth-graders in Italian schools. The research is reported in the February issue of the Journal of...
4-Feb-2016 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

'How Much Does It Hurt?' For Preschoolers, Cognitive Development Can Limit Ability to Rate Pain

"Rate your pain on a scale of zero to ten"—for most adults and older children, it's a simple concept. But preschool-aged children generally lack the cognitive skills needed to make reliable pain ratings, according to an article in PAIN®, the...
3-Feb-2016 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

What's the Impact of New Marijuana Laws? The Data So Far…

How has new legislation affected marijuana use in the United States? The best available data suggest that marijuana use is increasing in adults but not teens, with a decrease in marijuana-related arrests but an increase in treatment admissions,...
3-Feb-2016 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fat Injection for Breast Reconstruction Doesn't Increase Risk of Recurrent Breast Cancer

For women undergoing breast cancer surgery, a technique called lipofilling—using the patient's own fat cells to optimize the results of breast reconstruction—does not increase the risk of recurrent breast cancer, reports a study in the February...
29-Jan-2016 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Good Cosmetic Outcomes, Improved Quality of Life with Full Facial Feminization Surgery

For patients with gender dysphoria undergoing male-to-female transformation, a stepwise approach to facial feminization surgery (FFS) leads to good cosmetic outcomes along with psychological, social, and functional benefits, according to a study in...
29-Jan-2016 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wearing Glasses Improves Reading Fluency for Kids with 'High' Astigmatism

For children with severe astigmatism, wearing glasses to correct blurred vision can significantly improve accurate reading speed, reports a study in the February issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of...
27-Jan-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Findings Point to Central Nervous System Role in Painful Diabetic Peripheral Nerve Disease

Emerging evidence suggests that the central nervous system (CNS) is a key contributor to the problem of painful peripheral nerve disease in people with diabetes, according to a special article in the February issue of PAIN®, the official...
27-Jan-2016 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Use of Psychosocial Treatments in Conjunction with Medication for Opioid Addiction—Recommended, but Supporting Research Is Sparse

Psychosocial interventions, used together with effective medications, are a key part of recommended treatment for opioid addiction. But while research generally supports the effectiveness of psychosocial treatments, there are major gaps in the...
26-Jan-2016 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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